Spring FORWARD (and not back)

9 Mar


Hey Community friends

In a note earlier today I encouraged you to turn your clocks BACK 1 hour this Saturday.  DON’T do that.  It is spring.  That means we spring forward.  Set your clocks FORWARD 1 hour this Saturday night as you go to bed so you will be on time for church Sunday.
On another note please be praying for Tammy Hooks and her family as her aunt, Mildred Gregory, passed away yesterday.  Mildred’s funeral will be Saturday at 2 at Norris Funeral home with me preaching.  Mildred attended The Community in our early years.
Also pray for Pastor David Moore and his family as his wife Florence passed away Thursday.  Our 2nd mission trip as a church was to his church in South Carolina, and since that time in 2008 David has been instrumental in helping with mission teams and resources for our new campus.  David is a great friend.
Do be praying for and helping with the Winter / Warming Center the next 7 nights as the weather is to be very cold.  Be praying for the possible mission teams and resources needed to complete our new campus.
I will see you Saturday for our outreach and/or Sunday for worship.
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5
**** for more info about The Commnity Fellowship or Dream Center email pastormh@gmail.com or call 276-647-8231.  Please consider giving online at www.thecommunityfellowship.org and click “give online” ****

Don’t Forget … and important things to know

9 Mar


Hello Community Family –

I trust you are well and that you are seeing many of God’s blessings each day.  Continue to demonstrate the love of God to our community every chance you get, and I hope to see you Sunday as we continue our HIS story, YOUR story series.

Here are a few things I want to remind you of:

TIME CHANGE IS THIS WEEKEND.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night so you won’t be late for church on Sunday.

THIS WEEK IS OUR 2ND SATURDAY OUTREACH.  Our FREE meal and Clothing Closet is from 9am until noon this Saturday, March 11th.  Volunteers please arrive by 8:30.  We will need your help!

WINTER / WARMING CENTER IS STILL OPEN.  The center will be open beginning Friday night and through the next several days, and volunteers are needed.  If you have helped before, please contact Tracie Correa, or if you would like to help, contact Pastor Michael at pastormh@gmail.com

RACEWAY MINISTRY TEAM TRAINING.  Next Thursday, March 16th, at 6:30pm at Martinsville Speedway is our annual training at the speedway and all volunteers are encouraged to be there.  We will need all team members for the upcoming race weekend, March 31 thru April 2.

FUNDRAISERS FOR AMANDA ELGIN MISSION TRIP.  This Saturday and next Saturday evenings at church there will be fundraisers for Amanda’s next mission trip.  This week is a paint party and next week is 31 Bingo.  Contact Amanda or Yvonne for details.

STICKIN’ IT TO THE PASTOR.  Here is how this fundraiser goes and is raising money for our youth.  $5 buys 3 feet of duct tape, and on Sunday, March 26th, I will be duct taped to a wall and preach from there.  You got to see this.  You can give online or at church.  See Adrienne Hubbard for details.

Let’s move a little forward with some more notes to know:

EASTER IS COMING.  We will have our Easter worship service on Sunday, April 16 at normal time.  Get the word out.  Invite family and friends.  On Saturday, April 15th, there will be a special event at our new campus for kids and families.  Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

FAITH IN ACTION.  The last Sunday in April, April 30th, we will be partnering with Rich Acers Christian Church to serve our community in more than 10 mission projects.  See Kasim Adams for more details.  We will not have our regular worship service that day.  More details will be shared soon.

NEW CAMPUS RENOVATIONS.  Continue to pray for our new campus and it’s completion.  Mission teams and recourses are being sought after.  Pray that all of this comes together!

That is all for now.  Have a great day, and may God bless you and bless others through you in big ways.  See you this weekend!

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5

**** for more info about The Commnity Fellowship or Dream Center email pastormh@gmail.com or call 276-647-8231.  Please consider giving online at http://www.thecommunityfellowship.org and click “give online” ****

a new year, a new theme

17 Jan


It is 2017 and time to declare VICTORY in the places God has called us to work.  Join us this Sunday at 10:10am as we begin our 2017 theme of MADE TO LOVE.

The Community Fellowship is called to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond.  We were “made to love” because God first loved us.  Let’s take a step forward.  Let’s seek God and love Him with all we have.

The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”


Live it out.  You were made to love…. see you Sunday!


*** for more info about The Community Fellowship and Dream Center call 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  Please give online to help us serve others by going to https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php ***

End of the Year Giving at The Community Fellowship

27 Dec


Dear family and friends of The Community –
It is hard to believe that 2016 is almost gone.  Let me say a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who has given, served and been part demonstrating the love of God over the past year.  You have helped us to lead people to Jesus and met many, many needs.
Those needs continue forever.  Would you consider making an end of the gift to The Community Fellowship?  Your gift will help us in various aspects of ministry and what it takes to reach more people with the Gospel.
Mail your gift to The Community Fellowship, Post Office Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078 or give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php.  Your gift must be received no later than December 31st, this coming Saturday, to be counted for 2016.
Mark your gift or choose one of the following funds:
1.  general fund – this allows us to keep the church going with many ministries and administration as well as salaries.
2.  dream center – these funds help provide lodging for homeless friends and provides meals for those who are hungry.
3.  vision fund – these dollars go toward the completion of our new campus with the next projects being concrete in bathroom areas, entry area walls and more.
4.  mission offering – this is our annual Christmas mission offering with 50% staying in our local area and 50% going to the ends of the earth to share Jesus with those in need.  Mark this ‘mission’ on your check or put it in the notes of your online gift.
Thank you ahead of time for each of you that generously gives an end of the year gift.  Remember that every gift is tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt for your gifts.  May God bless you for your giving and serving.  May God use The Community Fellowship to help thousands more people come to know Jesus as their Savior.  It is our commitment to meet needs and win the right to share Jesus with those we serve with no strings attached!
Happy new year to you.  Make much of Jesus in 2017 as we were “made to love” others!



Michael Harrison, Lead Pastor, The Community, Collinsville, VA

276-647-8231 office
*** for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  You can give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php ***

Christmas @ The Community

21 Dec



It is almost Christmas, and this really is an exciting time to be part of The Community church family.  Please spend a few minutes reading through this post, praising God for all He has done and also asking God to provide people and resources in big ways for 2017.
Tonight is our youth ministry Christmas party from 6-10pm at Jennifer McDaniel’s house.  See Jennifer or Adrienne Hubbard for details and bring some food.
Thursday night at 6:30pm is our Christmas Worship service at our Collinsville location.  We will not have church this Sunday, Christmas day.  Come on out and bring people with you as well as bring some finger foods.  Our Spanish ministry will be joining us, and there will be some excellent Christmas special music.  You don’t want to miss this.
We have been able to partner with some amazing groups and people as late.  Today some from our church helped to bless the teachers and staff of Collinsville Primary School and John Redd Smith Elementary School.  Today was the final day for Christmas Cheer that gives out food and toys to local families in new, and our future campus was the site of the giveaway which worked out very well.  This coming Saturday we are helping to give resources for the FREE Christmas meal at First Baptist Martinsville (also know as Richard’s Dinner).  And there really is much more.  We are blessed.  There is more, much more to come!
Please consider aChristmas or an END OF THE YEAR GIFT to The Community Fellowship.  All gifts are tax deductible.  Mail your gift to PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078 and choose general fund, Dream Center (homeless and feeding ministry) or Vision fund (completion of new campus).  You can also give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php.  Your gift must be received before the end of December to be counted on your 2016 taxes.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday evening at 6:30 for our Christmas celebration.  Take some time this Christmas season to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond.  The Church office will be closed between Christmas and New Years, and we cannot wait for our first Sunday of “Made to Love” on January 1, 2017.
Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season… and every other day too!
*** for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  Please consider giving to finish our new campus and to help those who are hungry, hurting or homeless.  You can give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php *** 

Giving Tuesday for The Community Fellowship

29 Nov


November 29 is #GivingTuesday.
I am excited to share with you that we continue to make progress on our future campus at The Community Fellowship, and this email is intended to ask you to give $5 for this effort.  Then, would you consider forwarding this email to friends to do the same?  Use the following link and choose “Vision Fund” to give.

The Community Fellowship was started in 2006 to “demonstrate the love of God to our community” and beyond.  We believe that moving from our rented, store-front location of 15,000 square feet to our future campus with 22 acres and more than 130,000 square feet of building space will allow us to serve many, many more people.  This new campus will allow the church and Dream Center to expand our ministries to serve those who are hungry, hurting and/or homeless even more.  Thank you for taking the time to read this email, for giving and for forwarding this to your friends who would also like to give.
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5


To learn more about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  Write us at The Community Fellowship, PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078.  
The new campus is located at 700 Commerce Court, Martinsville, VA.
Let us know if you would like a tour!


OUR plan for Christmas Blessings

18 Nov

Hello Community family and friends

I trust you are well.  It is exciting to know that the roof on our office building is nearing completion, and I want to thank all those who gave to make this happen.  Keep on giving through our regular offering and the vision fund.
We kick off our Christmas mission offering as well.  This is the time, through December 31, that gifts are given to share Jesus with the world as Acts 1:8 says.  Some stays here at home, and this offering stretches to the ends of the earth.  Give as you can.  We will announce our goal soon.
This Sunday we have special guests joining.  The Silent Servants led by Teri Shumate will share their incredible ministry of music and drama with us.  I will be preaching the 3rd message of our 10th birthday celebration too.  Join in Sunday at 10:10am, and bring someone with you that doesn’t normally attend church.
Two projects on in the works for the Christmas season.  Your help is needed with both…
First, we will be serving foster children in our community who do not receive gifts in other ways.  At church this Sunday please pick up the cards with the information and return your gifts around December 12.  We also have an Angel Tree from Salvation Army at church.  Please help these children experience the joy of Christmas.
Second, we will be blessed Collinsville Primary and John Redd Smith Elementary School by adopting their workers to send Christmas cards and deliver a meal.  Sign up this Sunday to be a blessing to these special school workers.
May God use each of us to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond today and this Christmas season.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5
*** for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or email Pastor Michael at pastormh@gmail.com and please consider giving online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php ***