Wednesday, July 29, 2015

together for #back2school

Ways to make #back2school 2015 a success: pray for all involved (those served and those serving), volunteer at one of 4 churches, give to support the events, be part of the big event on Friday and Saturday, AND attend the celebration Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm at The Community Fellowship in Collinsville!

For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.

It is incredible to get together with a couple hundred friends for a common cause.  One of my favorite happenings of #back2school is when we come together to put the school supplies in backpacks.  I cannot even come up with the right words or how grateful I am for all the partners who are joining us this year.

It is for the children and their families.  When they receive their backpack as well as the other items, we will be able to bless these people and tell them about the hope that comes from Christ.  The partnerships of church groups and friends coming together is something like an explanation point at the end of a huge event. 

This is the 8th year of the #back2school outreach.  There are lots of new people and new students joining in this year.  I cannot wait for the weekend.  I love the smiles on those kid’s faces.

But the looks on the faces of the people on the back porch of The Community’s new campus was so excellent tonight.  I met some new friends and rekindled some old friendships.  I left rejuvenated and excited about the future of our church and our work in our community.  We are not alone.

Together we accomplish more.  Together we gain momentum and strength.  Together we make more noise.  Together we have a louder voice.  Together we are seeing God change more lives in our community.  And there is more to come.

I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pastor Michael,
I have prayed for little Brenton and was just talking about him on Sat. morning with my daughter as her nephew on her husband's side has SCIDS. We were talking about trusting God with these little fellows' lives!! I wasn't shocked about Brenton, but I just felt such a sadness for his precious family.
If you think it would be appropriate to send his parents a card, would you please send their address? I sent a card while he was in the hospital.
I am praying for your other prayer requests, and I am glad that your mom is doing better. I have also been praying for the big event this week-end. I am thanking God for the huge success it will be and for those of you who have made it all possible.
Jeanne Rumbley, Eden,NC

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