wrapping up #back2school 2016

8 Aug

b2s wrap

 

Matthew 19:14 NLT

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.”

 

We have come to the end of back2school 2016, and I want to give honor to those who have made a huge difference in being part of this year’s event. I continue to be in awe of how things came together and all that God did.

 

First, I remind myself and each of you that the reason for back2school is to honor God and help students and their families meet our great and might God. Thank you, God, for opening the doors, for providing the resources, for giving the wisdom and so much more. All glory to our God!

 

Second, at The Community Fellowship there are many people that made this year’s event incredible. I cannot name all the 200 of so volunteer team members, but every one played an important part. Thank you Adrienne Hubbard for leading. Thank you Jeannie Hopkins for working, serving and getting it done. Thank you Michael Allen, Bonny Burnett, Cathy Rice, Jenn Rice, Joan Norman, Helen Joyce, Brandon Perez, Cindy Adams, Gloria Haynes, Adam Touchstone, Sean Hubbard, Betsy Hodges, Cindy Cox and others for working the last month with eyes to the goal and doing all it took.

 

Third, it really is incredible to look at all the churches that took part in making this year incredible. So let me just name a few that went the distance: Rich Acres Christian (Pastor Tim Hunt), Vision Assembly (Pastor Marla Moore), Fairway (Pastor Kirk and Emily Montgomery), Mercy Church in Stuart (Pastor Johnny Brown), First Presbyterian in Martinsville (Pastor Mark and Tracy Hinchcliff and Jerry DeVault), Mercy Crossing (Pastor Jackie Poe and the incredible Dawn Toole), The Remnant in Danville, Broad Street Christian (Pastor Mark Parkinson), Calvary Christian (Pastor Mike Carrow), First Baptist Martinsville (Pastor John Fulcher), Starling Ave (Pastors Brian and Ashley Harrington), McCabe Memorial, Fort Trial Baptist, and more. Notice this list contains all kinds of churches and from all different areas. Together we give God all the glory.

 

Fourth and finally, I want to thank the 1,600 students and their families that we have been able to serve this year. There were 141 students served on special needs day. On Saturday over 1,300 students were served. About 200 students in some low income housing areas were serve. But there are more who are getting backpacks or supplies or shoes and more. I honestly believe that the numbers of served will go way beyond these numbers, yet I ask each of us to make much of the reason we do this and not of the numbers. It really is all about God.

 

Thank you to all who have made this year’s back2school incredible. There are many stories to be shared. I am still hearing them and excited about all that is ahead!

 

Want to share a story with me? Send me an email to pastormh@gmail.com

 

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preparing for #back2school

29 Jul

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It is getting closer to ‪#‎back2school‬ outreach time. your help IS needed & here is the upcoming schedule for The Community Fellowship:
Saturday, 9am — counting school supplies at the new campus
Sunday, 6pm — setting up the church in Collinsville
Monday – Thursday, 9am till noon — preparing clothes closet
Tuesday, 6pm — packing backpacks at the new campus
Thursday, 7pm — volunteer training at The Community
Friday, 9am until afternoon — special needs children served (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)
Saturday, before 7am — the BIG day and EVERYONE is needed

For information, questions, to donate (you can give online at the link below) or to volunteer call the church at 276-647-8231 or email mharrison@thecommunityfellowship.org.
Pass the word and Pray daily that students and their families will be influenced for Jesus as we meet needs!

[ Please give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php.  To learn more about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center give us a call at 276-647-8231, email us at mharrison@thecommunityfellowship.org or write us at PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078.  ]

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back2school, it’s time to serve!

12 Jul

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Community family and friends,

 

We are gearing up for the best year yet of back2school, and as always your help is needed to make this happen.  Here are ways that you can volunteer and/or help:

PROMOTOION: pass along the flyer to others, tell neighbors and friends with kids, point people to the Facebook pages or to http://www.gob2s.com, join our youth the next 2 Wednesday nights as they go door to door in our area…

GIVING: sponsor a student for $20 (or more students), donate school supplies. volunteer

VOLUNTEER: be part of this Saturday, July 16th, registration from 9am till noon and Tuesday, July 26th from 6 to 8pm, help at Pack the Bus this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Walmart, help pack backpacks on August 2nd at 6pm, work in the clothes closet getting ready, come to volunteer training on August 4th at 7pm, work the day of the event Saturday, August 5th… to volunteer email Pastor Michael at pastormh@gmail.com or call the church at 276-647-8231.

Help us make this event awesome but doing your part.  Your help is BIG TIME needed.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you!

 

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael

 

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back2school registration is Saturday July 16

9 Jul

back2school registration is next Saturday, July 16, from 9 till noon.  See the flyer below:

 

2016 ALL

Help us get the word out!

July at The Community

2 Jul

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Dear Community family and friends
 
July is going to be a busy month at The Community, and it is also going to offer us some opportunities for serving, worshipping and more.
 
Tomorrow I will begin a new sermon series called RETURN.  This is our theme for 2016 as well as our July sermon and worship series.  This Sunday we will examine how our faith and country intersect and how we can and must make a difference in our community and beyond.  In the coming weeks we will inspect the various ways God calls us to return to life connected to Him.
 
Also this month we will be examining some different aspects or ways churches worship.  Some you will like.  Some you may like less.  Come ready to pray, worship and learn.  This is going to be good.
 
back2school is in full swing, and your help is needed for many of the pieces.  Be listening for those opportunities.  Registration dates are the 16th and the 26th.  Pack the bus is the weekend of July 16th.  Get ready.  This is going to be a great.
 
I look forward to seeing many of you in the morning and in the days to come.  I pray that will chooses many ways to demonstrate the love of God to our community in the days and weeks ahead.
 
With GOD as my guide,
 
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5
 
 
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it’s a BIG Saturday at The Community

8 Jun

You are INVITED to be part of a BIG Saturday this week at The Community Fellowship.  Here’s what’s happening.  You need to join in!

SATURDAY MORNING
it is our 2nd Saturday FREE community meal and clothes closet.  Volunteers arrive at 8:30 and many are needed.  Pass the word to those in need.
SATURDAY EVENING
Our weekly FREE community meal takes place at 5pm at the Martinsville Hotel.  Please help us tell others about this meal.  PLUS we are in need of more servers for these each week meals.  See Sandy or Brian Weaver for details.
 
This will be our 3rd CRUISE IN at The Community, and we invite everyone with a cool car, truck or motorcycle to join in beginning at 5pm.  There will be door prizes and more.  Plus JT Clark will be giving his testimony about his brother’s death and forgiveness.  You don’t want to miss this.
 
At the same time, well at 6pm, is our first MAGNABILITIES bingo that will raise money for our youth camp.  These are cool items.  Join in, and there will be door prizes and much more.  JT Clark will also share here.
 
Hope to see you Sunday as well continue our series FOR ONE.  There is a place for you at The Community Fellowship.  See you Saturday and then Sunday at 10:10am!

[ Please give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php.  To learn more about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center give us a call at 276-647-8231, email us at mharrison@thecommunityfellowship.org or write us at PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078.  ]

this SUNDAY at The Community

20 May

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Hello Community friends

This is sure to be a great Sunday at The Community Fellowship that you don’t want to miss.  Bring friends.  Bring family.  Just bring someone with you.
We will be recognizing our high school and college graduates during our worship service at 10:10am.  It is a blessing to have many graduates who are moving forward inter educational career.  Come and help us celebrate these incredible students.
Beginning at 1pm Sunday afternoon at Jack Dalton Park our children’s ministry is hosting a FUN DAY AT THE PARK for all kids and families.  We will have food and lots of fun.  Please plan to join in.
I will also begin a new series this Sunday titled FOR ONE.  We will talk about our connection to and our worship of God.  No one else’s faith can save us and connect us to God.  Several stories in the Bible speak of how we can get close to God and how that relationship changes us in big ways.
Your help is also needed with our REACH ministry meals that are served on Saturday evenings at 5pm.  If you would like to help, contact Brian or Sandy Weaver.
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, and remember that we are called to demonstrate the love of God to our community by serving the people around us.  Serve someone today!  See you Sunday!
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5
PS — be praying for our back2school outreach that will take place on August 6th.  More details coming soon.
[ Please give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php.  To learn more about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center give us a call at 276-647-8231, email us at mharrison@thecommunityfellowship.org or write us at PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078.  ]
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