Making A Difference
I am so proud of the ways our students find to make a difference in their community. This month, the 9th & 10th grade girls made fleece blankets for Project Linus. They made seven blankets during class time, and then finished up more during the week. In total, the girls donated 12 blankets. You can find out more about Project Linus at www.projectlinus.org. It is important that our kids have knowledge about Christ, but as Bob Goff says, “Love Does.” I am thrilled that these young ladies have acted on their faith!
Romania or Bust
The applications have been processed, the interviews have taken place, and the team has been selected. This year’s Romania preparations are underway. Please be praying for us as we begin to gel as a team. We will be spending time together each month in training, planning, fellowship, and prayer. The leadership team is excited about this group and the wonderful things we know God will do in and through these students. Joining me on the team are 15 others: Sarah Thomson, Casey Eich, Ethan Woeller, Sharissa Morton, Noah Spencer, Aurora Coleman, Makayla Coleman, Danielle Garratt, Racheal Johnson, Nolan Hopkins, Liam Hopkins, Maurice Hopkins, Karen Hopkins, Duane Eich, Minister Diane Johnson, and Beth Honan. We will need your help in prayer and fundraising, but we also have a very nice financial start from golf tournaments and other income since our 2012 trip. Thank you for being on the team with us, whether you are on the “traveling team” or not.
Flower City Work Camp Needs You!
Flower City Work Camp is still months away, but we need you to get on board now. FCWC is a ministry that Pearce partners with and it involves the entire church. If you can pray, we need you! Can you cook? There is a place for you, too. How about paint, shingle, or do drywall? We want you as well. FCWC uses teens from grades 7-12 as a labor force and, partnered with adult team leaders, they work on homes in the city of Rochester—more importantly, they are a light for Jesus. Do you have time to give to be a part of this local mission trip over spring break (March 29-April 2, 2015)? Deadlines for adult sign-ups are approaching quickly; contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 594-9488.
Living the Nativity
I am of the belief that if Jesus were born in our day, he would have entered a community similar to Chili Commons, so what better way to celebrate than with a Living Nativity at Chili Commons? This year, we will be hosting a Living Nativity on Sunday afternoon, December 21, for our friends at Chili Commons. There will be crafts, cookie decorating, a nativity play complete with live animals, and even a visit from Santa. Last year’s event was a huge success! Parents raved about how it was the first Christmas pagent their kids had ever been in, and the children beamed with excitement as they received gifts that were actually on their Christmas lists. We invite you to join us in praying for these families, helping out on the 21st, and sponsoring a child by purchasing their requested gift. If you would like to get involved, contact me at email@example.com or 594-9488.