Friday, March 7, 2014

it's time for the COMMUNITY to spring forward

This winter season has gone on and on, and this email comes your way we are recovering from another snow that dropped almost 5 inches of snow in Collinsville.  It really is time for us to spring forward.

Sunday is the beginning of Daylight Savings time which means we are to change our clocks Saturday night by turning them forward one hour.  That's right.  We gain an hour of sunshine each evening.  We are ready for spring and for winter to be gone.  Pass the word so you and others are not late for church Sunday morning at 10:10am.

Yes.  We have had snow, but we will be having our 2nd Saturday FREE Community Meal and Clothes closet tomorrow from 9am until noon.  Volunteers arrive at 8:30, and extra volunteers are needed as some of our regulars won't be able to help due to weather concerns.  Our REACH Ministry will also have the Saturday FREE MEAL at the Martinsville Hotel at 5pm as we do every Saturday.  See Wayne Martin to be part of REACH ministry.

Sunday continues our COME TOGETHER series, and Acts 3 and 4 will open thoughts about having courage in the midst of opportunities.  Invite someone to come to church with you tomorrow.  Last Sunday two people accepted Jesus as their Savior, and we are praying for more people to accept Jesus this weekend.

Join us for a Sunday Night @ The Community at 6pm on March 16th and 23rd.  We are kicking off more and stronger Community Groups.  In our Community Groups, small group Bible studies that meet on various nights, are intended to strengthen us as a church by serving the people who attend church with us.  We hope to kick start at least three new groups.  These community groups are also the place where we are going to do local mission projects.

Our Nicaragua Mission Team is getting ready for our trip that will be happening the first week of September.  Your help is needed.  Pray for the mission team.  Give to help the team get there.  Each Sunday we are selling foot prints that are placed on the walls of the church.  It is 3,200 miles to the place we are going, and our goal is to sell 3,200 foot prints.  They are $1 each.  It costs about $1,400 per person to go on this trip.  Will you help?  April 12th is the Feeding Central Virginia event, and your help is needed to put together packs of food for thousands of people across our region.

The end of this month is our time to serve with Raceway Ministries Martinsville.  Over 100 volunteers are needed to assist thousands of race fans that come to town and share Jesus as we meet their needs.  If you would like to be part of this work March, 28, 29 and 30, sign up this Sunday or see Lee Hobbs.

This past week some of our back2school team members were part of our local FAST TRACK trade show.  We are preparing for the strongest and best back2school outreach event that we have ever had.  Saturday, August 2nd is set as our big event.  Registration dates are July 12th and 22nd.  We are looking for sponsors and for donations.  Take a look at our new website or call 276-565-8234.  Get ready now to help thousands of kids across our region of the world!

We look forward to seeing each of you this weekend at The Community as we strive to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond.  

*** for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call 276-647-8231 or email  ***

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