AUGUST MISSIONS FEATURED PROJECT – REST UP AND PREPARE FOR SEPTEMBER
We will have three mission projects in September and have decided to tell you about them this month and ask you to be in prayer for how you and your family can be involved.
First of all we will be focusing on the Women’s Care Center. The Walk for Life will take place on September 27th and this year’s theme is Heroes Walk for Life – everyone can dress in a superhero shirt or purchase a shirt from the Women’s Care CTR. Our youth will start getting sponsors a couple weeks before the event and will need your monetary support. Sidney Davis will also have information on other ways you can help the Women’s Care Ctr.
Our church will again this year participate in packing meals for malnourished children on the weekend of September 14-17th with the Feed My Starving Children organization. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children and then ships these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. The location will be in the Chattanooga area and Mindie Bach will have more information and sign-up sheets in August.
Finally, September is the time to start working on Operation Christmas Child for Samaritan’s Purse. This year we will do this project a little differently and hopefully make it more personal and meaningful. A sign-up sheet will be passed around and those individuals interested in packing a shoebox either by themselves or along with a young person will receive a preprinted and folded box along with an instruction sheet. Boxes will be due at church in November.
More information on all these projects will be in the bulletin as we get closer to starting.
OTHER MISSION NEWS
ARK SINGERS – Please continue to keep the Ukraine in your prayers as the situation in this country is very unsettled and many people are suffering. We have sent in our second quarter donation of $1170.
“GIVE A KID A CHANCE”- Thanks to your generosity, we collected $286. and were able to purchase 225 packs of notebook paper, 200 spiral tablets and pencils for this worthy cause. The event will take place on July 25th and is free to all students in Sequatchie County.
SUDAN – On Sunday July 8th we were blessed with a guest speaker from Sudan at our evening service. Brett Burris and his wife (from Burke’s UMC) brought Mandela, a Sudanese man who came for the Holston Conference and wanted to worship on this Sunday evening. Mandela spoke about the troubles in Sudan and the support the USA has given his country. He shared how the faith of the Christians in South Sudan has been strengthened despite their many hardships. Brett is going on another mission trip in January of 2015 and encouraged anyone interested in going on a mission trip to contact him. We collected a love offering of $355.
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