Friday, February 7, 2014

opportunities to make a difference

2 Corinthians 2:12  NLT

When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for me.


We have all kinds of opportunities that open themselves up to us.  We have opportunities to follow Jesus and opportunities to do our own thing.  We have opportunities to do what is right or to do what is wrong.  When you are part of The Community, there is a common thread among us: we want to make a difference in the world around us.


2014 is on it’s way to being the strongest and widest year of our church and the impact that we are able to have on our community and on the world.  Here in this message to you are more opportunities to serve others, to grow in faith and to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond.


Sunday mornings at 10:10am is our time to celebrate.  Invite someone to come to church with you.  This week we start a new series called GREAT MARRIAGES, and we will talk about relationships that rock.  Join us the next two weeks and remember that Valentine’s Day is only one week away!


There are many, many ways for you to be part of The Community’s outreach.  Pray about our impact on the people around our community and how you will help us be successful!  As you look through your calendar note which of these you will be part of in the days ahead:


MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY --- those days each week is our 5:05pm prayer walk at The Community’s new campus.  Also watch for work days at the new campus in the weeks ahead.  To be part of the work there see Kasim Adams or write Kasim at  You can also give this this and other future vision efforts by giving to our VISION fund online or at church.


TOMORROW (Feb 8th) --- it’s our 2nd Saturday FREE meal and clothes give away.  From 9am until noon our team of volunteers will serve those in need.  Volunteers arrive at 8:30am at church.  This outreach takes place the 2nd Saturday of every month.


TOMORROW --- our REACH outreach ministry feeds hungry people at 5pm at the Martinsville Hotel.  To join a team see Wayne Martin or write him at   This outreach takes place each Saturday of the month.


SUNDAY (each week) --- help with our kids during worship.  To be part of the nursery and help the smallest kids see Julie Harrison or write her at  You can also help with our preschool and elementary students for kids worship.  See Tracy Mosley or Anita Hobbs to help with the kids.  Or you can write Anita at


FEB 21st, FRIDAY --- the next meeting of the NICARAGUA mission team will be at church at 7pm.  There is room for more team members and for those who would like to support the trip.  To be part of this mission trip see Tina or Steve Stone or write them at


FEB 27th, THURSDAY --- training for RACEWAY MINISTRIES team members.  This will be at 6:30 at the speedway for all volunteers who drive ADA carts or who work under the ministry tents.  To be part of this outreach see Lee Hobbs or write him at


MARCH 2nd, SUNDAY evening --- Community Small Groups are about to kick off.  The first two Sunday evenings in March we will have Sunday night worship with Bible Study.  Listen for more details and get ready to sign up to be part of a Community group in various places around our county. 


MARCH 4th & 5th, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY --- Fast Track is our area’s trade show, and this year we will be sharing about our back2school outreach at this event.  There will be other meetings for this outreach, but if you would like to help with the trade show, see Pastor Michael or write him at  Please help us raise more support and help for this year’s event.


MARCH 28th, 29th & 30 --- be part of the Raceway Ministries team serving race fans that come to Martinsville Speedway.  To be part of this team see Lee Hobbs or write him at


MARCH 30th, SUNDAY --- Harvest Foundation that helps many people in our community is having a fundraiser that allows people to buy tickets to the Sunday NASCAR race for $25 each.  There will also be a program for people who sit in this section.  To buy these tickets for you or your family contact the church office by calling 276-647-8231 or email Cathy at


APRIL 12th, SATURDAY --- help us pack meals for thousands of people around across central Virginia.  It begins at 9am at First Baptist Roanoke.  You can go and/or give to this great effort to feed people in our area.  You can give at church and put BWCM (because we care ministries) on your check or envelope.  To help see Tina Stone or write her at


JUNE, date TBA --- possible youth mission trip.  See Jennifer Terry or write her at  Remember our students (6th to 12th grade students) meet every Wednesday at 6pm.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd --- it is our back2school outreach, and you have got to be part of this event that will helps thousands of students across our community.  Listen for more details. How are you going to help make this event a huge success?


There is much more to be part of at The Community.  More outreach events and activities will be shared in the coming days.  And you are part of this awesome work and opportunity to serve others.  For more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call 276-647-8231 or email  See you this weekend at church!

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