Thursday, March 7, 2013

back2school 2013



Matthew 19:14 nlt
But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."

1,750 students from preschool to high school.  Over 400 volunteers.  3 locations.  Lots of sponsors, prayers and encouragement.  Last year's back2school event was over the top awesome, but it is time to plan and prepare for an even greater event.  This is written with the intent to INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART in back2school 2013.

This will be the greatest event we have put on as we seek to expand our reach.  We are adding churches and extending the goal of how many students we will serve.  Are you interested in helping?  Would your church like to get involved?  There is room for you and many, many others!

So here is a glimpse into it this huge outreach event.  This is our 6th year.  Last year gave us the most students we've served as 1,750, yet through all the years of the back2school event we have served about 5,000 students.  That's a huge and blessed number, and this year we are going to help thousands more.  The first 4 years were only at The Community Fellowship, and last year through a great partnership we expand to 3 churches (The Community Fellowship in Collinsville, Mercy Crossing in Martinsville, and Mt. Calvary in Axton).  It is our desire to add more churches across southern Virginia, northern North Carolina and beyond.

The back2school event offers students brand new shoes and socks as a volunteer washes the student's feet and talks to them about their dreams.  Each student will also receive a new backpack filled with school supplies.  We offer gently used clothes.  Students can also get a haircut if they want one.  It is our desire to keep the per student cost low, and those costs remain about $18 per student.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the preparation and putting on of the event.  We are seeking sponsors who will adopt students by committing to give or help raise the money needed to put on this event.  All kinds of supplies are needed as are gently used clothes that are given out.  We simply ask you to help by getting involved and asking your family and friends to take part in this event.

Registration is a must and will take place in the middle of July.  The back2school event is set for Saturday, August 3rd.  Feel free to ask more questions by sending an email to info@thecommunityfellowship.org or call at 276-647-8231. Thanks!

Here is an opportunity for GREAT IMPACT as Christians and churches lock arms and hearts to serve families who are in need.  With your help we can do so much more.  With your help this event can impact more families and demonstrate the love of God to each and every student that comes our way.  Would you consider asking your church to partner with us?  Would you consider adopting students and raising the money needed?

Help us help more kids.  I can't wait to share more details with you in the coming weeks!  Thank you ahead of time being part of the awesome team God is putting together!

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael Harrison

mail your donation to Post Office Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078
click on this link to give online GIVE ONLINE  (put in a note "back2school")
call 276-647-8231 or email info@thecommunityfellowship.org for more information

Here is last year's promo video.  Enjoy and pass it along to others!

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