Wednesday, July 13, 2016

why back2school is awesome


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."   

Why is back2school so awesome?  Oh, there are many reasons.  This is the 9th year of the event, and we have been able to serve over 14,000 students and their families.  We are able to help these students reach higher, examine their potential and know they are loved.

Another reason this outreach works is because churches work together and make all of us stronger.  These churches are awesome: Mercy Church (Stuart), Fairway Baptist Church (Bassett), The Community Fellowship (Collinsville), Vision Assembly of God (Collinsville), Mercy Crossing Church (Ridgeway), First Presbyterian Church (Martinsville), Broad Street Christian Church (Martinsville), Calvary Christian Church, (Martinsville), Starling Ave Baptist Church (Martinsville), First Baptist Church (Martinsville), The Remnant (Danville), The Gathering Place (Critz), Rich Acres Christian Church (Martinsville) and more.  This has to make God smile!

Another reason this is awesome has to do with the volunteers.  The last several years there have been between 400 and 500 volunteers doing everything from washing feet to choosing shoes to feeding other volunteers and much, much more.  Without all these people we would be sunk, and these people love Jesus as well as love kids.  Together we are stronger.

This Saturday is our first registration day.  Will you help us tell others?  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the pack the bus event at local Walmarts (Stuart and Martinsville) as well as Big Lots (Martinsville).  Will you provide school supplies OR better yet come help gather the supplies?  Saturday is also a bike run from our friends at TRASH ministries to help raise money and support for back2school.  Will you ride or give?  There is a place for you.  There are kids to be served.

Volunteers are needed.  More partners and financial support is needed.  Please contact us and let us know how you want to be part of this incredible, life changing outreach!  You can give online at THIS LINK and choose Back 2 School.  You can also bring your gift to any of the partner churches or mail it to us.  Volunteer by emailing me or calling the church at 276-647-8231. 

The biggest reason why back2school is awesome is because there are many, many people praying.  Will you pray?  This is a big deal!  Thanks for being a part!

NOTE: Please join us at 7:30 AM and PM to pray for The Community Fellowship and our outreach ministries.

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