week 2 of #90DayGiving Challenge

13 Mar

90 challenge levels

If you are part of our giving challenge, this is for you, but everyone is invited to join in!

Thank you again for being part of our giving challenge at The Community Fellowship.  It takes ALL OF US to make the impact that God has called us to.  That is why I remind you of your commitment to give AND to give you some thoughts.

I hope you have also joined the #1010Prayer challenge to pray at 10:10, morning and evening.  Literally that is to stop and pray.

There are several ways you can give at The Community Fellowship.  The first is to give during our Sunday worship service or drop off your gift at the church.  The second way you can give is by mailing your gift to the church (TCF, PO Box 388 Collinsville, VA 24078).  The third way you can give is to go online to this link (https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving) and there you can use your debit or credit card to give.

I am grateful for each and every person that has stepped up to this challenge.  Remember that if you give once a month, twice a month or every week, your commitment is either to start giving or give an increased significant gift to the church through the 1st of June.  If you have any questions or testimony about this, please call me at church (276-647-8231) or send me an email (pastormh@gmail.com).

This is a great week AND a great time to be part of The Community Fellowship family.  I ask you to think about, pray about and act upon our God-given calling which is to demonstrate the love of God to our community.  Have a great week and I will see you soon!  God is good…

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5

The Community Fellowship, PO Box 388 Collinsville, VA 24078, http://www.thecommunityfellowship.com, 276-647-8231, pastormh@gmail.com


10:10 PRAYER Challenge

11 Mar

1010 words BUCKET

10:10 PRAYER.  Join me and others at 10:10 in the morning and at night for a time of prayer.

If you want something different, you have to pray different prayers.  If you are expecting a God-sized answer, you have to pray God-sized prayer.  Too often we choose to forget risk and choose no adventure, and that is when we say our prayers are being heard by God and not being answered.

Last week we introduced the 90-DAY GIVING Challenge at The Community Fellowship, and this Sunday we will talk about the next step.  That would be 10:10 PRAYER.  This isn’t for everyone because not everyone is willing or wanting to obey God.

Over 11 years ago we chose John 10:10 as our key or theme verse.  Read on:

John 10:10  ESV

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 10:10  GNT

The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.

John 10:10  HCSB

A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

You get my point.  That is three different translations of the same verse.  Take in it.  Apply the truth.

Our enemy is desperately trying to destroy our dreams and distract us from following God.  Be honest.  Our enemy has won way too often.

Yet God’s way for us is abundance.  He desires for us and has planned a full and satisfying life for each of His children.  So, why aren’t we holding on to and enjoying real abundance?

Honestly, I believe the reason we miss abundance is because we have lowered our expectations.  We say we want to follow God but rarely do.  We claim to see faith and know miracles, but then we cannot explain or find them.

Take the next step.  Will you join me in taking a few minutes, just a couple minutes, at 10:10 in the morning and evening to pray and focus on God.  Expect God to work, to move and to provide that abundant life!

James 5:16b  NASB

… The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

Set your alarm.  Let’s pray at 10:10.  Just one more way we are a part of the 90-DAY GIVING Challenge.

join the 90 DAY GIVING challenge

1 Mar


Matthew 6:21  NASB

for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

This is one of those subjects that is hard to share and maybe even hard to hear.  I mean you talk to people who have been to churches where all they talk about is money.  I have heard people say that tried one church and another, and while they were there they were asked for their money.

Let me address this issue.  We ought to be people who are generous.  The one thing that God told us to test him in is through our giving.  Too often the church is the place where we give people a pass on not giving.  That is just not fair.  All of us are called to be faithful and to follow what God leads us to do.

Give.  Bring your tithe in to the storehouse.  And be generous!

Proverbs 11:25  NLT

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

When we are generous, we help others and get help.  The sweet word form this last verse is refresh.  Our giving and our generous giving is used by God to refresh us and others.  That is a big deal.

Proverbs 11:25 NASB

The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

By giving we plant seeds.  By giving we water seeds.  By giving we literally become part of what God is doing in places we cannot go on our own.

Deuteronomy 15:8  NASB

but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

Are you giving?  I did not ask if you write checks for 10% of your income.  I did ask if you simply are giving.  The Bible says when we are not giving of the blessings that God has given us that we are robbing from God.  Again, that is a big deal.

This coming Sunday we will be challenging our church to take a “90 day giving challenge” where people begin to give, and if at the end of 3 months if they believe God hasn’t worked in their lives, we will return all the money that they have given.  Maybe you need to join us in this challenge.  What do you think?

Church family.  Please give and give faithfully.  You can mail your offering to the church (PO Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24077), bring your offering to church on Sunday or any day we are open, or you can give online at this link: https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving Be faithful and do what God places on your heart!

Maybe you are not part of our church but you would like to help us further the work of God and what He has called us to.  Give the same ways I mentioned above.  This would help us and allow you to be refreshing and watering others.

2 Corinthians 9:7  NASB

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

From last Sunday’s sermon comes the following verse.  Each person did what God called them to do.  We should do the same.  But that is your call.  Won’t you join me and others in the 90 day giving challenge?

Exodus 35:29  NLT

So the people of Israel—every man and woman who was eager to help in the work the Lord had given them through Moses—brought their gifts and gave them freely to the Lord.


For more info about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center called the church at 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  Thank you for choosing to be part of God’s family and for “demonstrating the love of God to our community” and beyond!


back2school 2018

9 Feb

old school pic

It is time to gear up for a great year of serving students and helping them know hope and success in and out of the classroom.  Are you ready?

Tuesday, February 27 at 7pm will be our first back2school meeting of the year, and we will meet at The Community Fellowship (2674 Virginia Ave, Collinsville 24078).  Please make sure you there and well represented.
The big event day will be SATURDAY, August 4, 2018.  We will serve students will special needs on Friday the 3rd of August.  You might go ahead and put registration dates on your calendar, Saturday, July 14 and Thursday, July 24.  Pack the Bus will be the weekend of July 20-22.
Get your questions together.  We are gathering info to help us and more people hear all the details and begin the process in great ways.
So, help us pass the word.  We already have new churches and organizations signing on to be a part.  Be praying, too.  This will be a great outreach for all of us!


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


SATURDAY is a big deal at The Community!

9 Feb


SATURDAY is a big day for The Community! FREE meal and clothes from 9 till noon at our Collinsville location. FREE meal at the Martinsville Hotel on Fayette Street at 5pm. ADDICTION / RECOVERY ministry at 7pm in Collinsville. Please help us pass the word to others!


NOTES for The Community Fellowship friends!

2 Feb


Hello Community friends!

There is a lot going on, and can you believe that one month of 2018 is already gone?  Winter is in full swing.  So, I wanted to give you a few notes about happenings and opportunities.
JERSEY SUNDAY – This Sunday, February 4th, where your favorite team jersey or apparel.  You might know what I will be wearing.  It is super bowl Sunday.  Make it super fun by repping for your favorite even if not Patriots or Eagles.
VALENTINE YOUTH FUNDRAISER – Beginning this Sunday you will be able to order fresh baked goods that will be delivered on a Sunday soon.  All proceeds go to our youth and their New Orleans mission trip this coming summer.  See Adrienne Hubbard or Cindy Cox for details.
GIVING RECEIPTS FOR TAXES – These will be available at church this Sunday morning.  If you need further assistance, see Bruce Elgin.  Thank you to all those who faithful give and support The Community and what God has called us to do.
MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITY – Hey men!  This Feb 23rd and 24th Kasim Adams will be leading a short trip to South Carolina to help the Men On A Mission group building a house.  Interested?  Only for guys, and see Kasim for all the details!
ADDICTION / RECOVERY MINISTRY – Every Saturday night at 7pm people gather to help each other deal with their habits and hangups.  Great worship and encouragement.  Everyone is welcome.
HOMELESSNESS / TRANSITIONAL HOUSE – Volunteers for the Winter / Warming Center are still needed.  Also, help is always needed at our Transitional House on Starling Avenue.  The new house is being finished.  Painters and other help are needed as well.  See Kyle Ogle or me, Pastor Michael, to help.
Stop and Pray.  We have said it before and many, many times.  Take some time to stop where you are and what’s going on to pray for yourself and for others.  Pray for your church family and those you encounter each day.  Seek the Lord.  Again and again.
Lots more ahead.  That includes starting a new series this Sunday called A GENEROUS HEART.  We will examine love and generosity.  What does a person seeking God and having a big heart for others look like?  Making the most of our relationships.
I look forward to seeing you all this Sunday at 10:10am for community worship!



For more information about The Community Fellowship and Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  Please give online by going to www.thecommunityfellowship.org and click give online.  Thank you for your support!  Remember to demonstrate the love of God to our community through simple asks of kindness.

Saturday at The Community

13 Jan


Saturday at The Community

9-noon FREE meal & Clothes closet at Collinsville location

5pm FREE meal at Martinsville Hotel (on Fayette St near the old court house)

7pm ADDICTION / RECOVERY ministry at Collinsville location.

Join in and we hope to see you Sunday for 10:10am worship celebration. Come join God’s army!