Choose to Give

27 Nov

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Hey Community family and friends

Let me challenge you to give.  This was my e-devotion post today…

I shared yesterday that TODAY is #GivingTuesday which offers each of us an opportunity to literally give back.  That is part of my DNA and of our church too.  Giving has much more to do with than our wallet and bank account.  It really has to do with how we live our life and how we use our God-given resources.

Here is what WIKIPEDIA says about this day:

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). It is always five days after the holiday.

So, how will you give today?  Who will you give to?

Wait.  Hold up.  Some of you are trying to get off the hook.  You say you don’t have any money or cannot give.  That’s not true.  Remember that nickel you found in the car or the dollar bill you put aside?  Remember that open 15 minutes in your schedule or that 2 minute walk to the car?  That and more gives each of us the opportunity to give.

Choose.  Your church.  Favorite non-profit.  Neighbor in need.  Co-worker going through a battle.  Homeless shelter.  The kids center in town.  There are loads of these places.

Just choose to give. I invite you to give to our church and dream center if you would like.  Go to thecommunityfellowship.org and click give online.  All I expect is for you to give something.

Why?  It makes us all better when we give of what we have. It makes us stronger when we share our recourses.  This honors God by remembering why we are on earth.  Think this through and give…

Philippians 2:3  NASB
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

1 John 3:17  NASB
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?

Malachi 3:10  NASB
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

Be generous every day.  Not just on #GivingTuesday

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael
— James 1:5

 

888 For more inför about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call 276-647-8231, email pastormh@gmail.com and see thecommunityfellowship.org

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2nd Saturdays at The Community

12 Oct

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Please join in!!!

FREE meal.

FREE clothes.

Meet friends that care and willing to help.

9am until noon the 2nd Saturday of every month (other than August).

Volunteers needed and should arrive 30 minutes early.

Got questions?  Call the church at 276-647-8231 or email Pastor Michael at pastormh@gmail.com

Psalms 46:1

3 Oct

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Psalms 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

Source: Psalms 46:1

back2school is almost here

29 Jul

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Yep. It is almost time for back2school 2018.  There are plenty of things you can do to help.  But most of all keep on praying for the students and their families as well as all the servants who will be part of this year’s team.

12 locations.  3,000 students.  Over 800 volunteers.  More than 60 churches represented among those serving.

PRAY.

Donate needed supplies… wide ruled notebook paper, note cards and more.

SERVE in various ways throughout the week.  Tuesday and Wednesday especially will need during the day help.  See Pastor Michael to be part of this.  We have a small mission team in town helping with this process.

PACK backpacks Tuesday, July 31 beginning at 6pm at our new campus.

Attend Friday evening’s “hope gathering” and for more information see Pastor Michael or Adrienne Hubbard.  You must RSVP by Wednesday evening.  This event will highlight our partners Samaritan’s Feet and leaders Manny and Tracie Ohonme,

BE PART of the team serving on Saturday.  Any location including The Community Fellowship.  Volunteers arrive at 6:30am for our special meeting.  Shirts will be available for you.  They are $5 each.

This is sure to be our greatest year of back2school so far.  For more information call the church at 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com.  You can give online by going to http://www.gob2s.com, click DONATE and choose back 2 school.

God is good… all the time!

helpers needed for outreach and back2school

13 Jul

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Hello Community family and friends

Life continues to be sweet and busy around The Community Fellowship and Dream Center.  That is why each of us have to step up to do our part as we serve others.
During the summer time it is easy to get caught up in many things, and your church leaders want to remind you to stay faithful.  Be faithful in attending.  Be faithful in being at church.  And be faithful in your giving.
Tomorrow is a big day.  Saturday, July 14th is our 2nd Saturday FREE community meal and clothes closet as well as REGISTRATION FOR back2school.  That is why we are asking volunteers to arrive at 830.  Please come help until noon.
Actually churches across the nation have come together for “Serve Day 2018” and are serving in many ways.  We are serving with our monthly outreach day AND the beginning of back2school.  Many of our people continue to help with meals on Saturday evening uptown as well as those who are helping the fire victims that are staying at the Dutch Inn.  Don’t forget our addiction ministry that takes place each Saturday evening at 6pm.
Our back2school outreach will continue through the big event day in August.  Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the “pack the bus” event for us at Walmart.  We are tasked with working on Friday and have other churches taking care of Saturday and Sunday.  Please be ready to sign up this Sunday for a time to work.
There’s more, but that is enough for now.  It is exciting to know that at 12 locations there will be work just like there is at The Community.  Please continue to pray through and prepare for a great season of serving.  I look forward to seeing you all Saturday as we serve and Sunday as we worship.
Remember that God called us to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond through acts of random kindness with no strings attached.  God is good!

MICHAEL

Michael Harrison

Lead Pastor, The Community Fellowship and Dream Center, Collinsville, VA 
For more information about The Community Fellowship and Dream Center email pastormh@gmail.com  or call 276-647-8231 and please consider giving online at www.thecommunityfellowship.org

we will miss Michael Allen

26 Jun

Psalm 116:15  NASB

Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly ones.

 

Yesterday was one of those days that you do not expect.  My phone rang early yesterday morning, and I learned to one of our church staff members was in crisis.  When I made it to their home, I learned that he had passed away.

 

Michael Allen, Mikey as many called him, came to our church several years ago with a friend, and when his friend left, Mikey stayed.  He didn’t just stay.  He got involved.

 

He became our receptionist and was part of many of the ministries of our church almost every day of the week.  If something needed to happen or someone needed help, he was willing to stay longer, work a little more, lend a hand, make a call, give an encouraging word… you get the point.  Many people called on Mikey when they needed someone to join in.

 

For me there are many things that I am grateful for in Michael’s life.  But I tell you the most important and the one I will is when he would come to my office and we would talk about what he had read in the Bible. In the online Bible classes he took or something that stood out to him.  He was genuinely in love with Jesus and the small grin on his face was evidence as was his hand in serving those who had a need.

 

Romans 10:13 NASB

for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

He loved working in the children’s ministry and making sure everything was set up on Sunday mornings. My wife will miss Mikey’s help and his big heart.  The children will miss him too,

 

Most likely the closest person to Mikey is Bonny Burnett who leads our clothing ministry.  They both are early risers and would meet early many mornings for breakfast and just to talk.  They would also prepare our outreach meal together the first Saturday of every month.  Pray for Bonny as she will greatly miss her ministry partner and friend.

 

Many week days you would come in the church and see Mikey sitting with our ministry assistant Gloria and working on a project or talking about family.  Mikey loved his family.  You might find him chatting with Cindy or Carrie or one of our community service workers.  This man, Michael Allen, was a friend and encourager to us all!

 

Among the many things that Mikey was part of he was simply a servant.  He would organized and prepare food bags in our feeding ministry. He made sure there were envelopes in the chairs for Sunday morning.  He was the check in person for our second Saturday meals and clothes closet.  And on this list will go of the times, places, things and stuff that Mikey enjoyed doing, and he will be missed by us all.

 

I am grateful for God sending us a gift in Michael Allen.  Please join me in praying for his family and for his friends.  We all will miss him.

 

Mikey’s funeral will be Thursday at 1pm at Bassett Funeral Service with the visitation beginning at noon.  Many God continue to bless our church and to comfort those who called Mikey friend!

 

for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or email pastormh@gmail.com

Community family news!

25 Apr

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Dear Community family and friends!

 

This is a great week to be part of The Community Fellowship, and we want to make sure you know what is going on, how you can get involved and where you can make a difference. Remember our goal is the same as our vision which is to demonstrate the love of God to our communityand beyond!

 

This Sunday is FAITH IN ACTION day as we partner with Rich Acres Christian Church to serve in over 10 locations across Martinsville and Henry County.  It all begins at 9am at Rich Acres Church (422 Mountain View Road, Martinsville) for the kick off, short worship and Bible study before heading out to serve.  Many of you have signed up to serve in a specific project, but some of you have not signed up.  Don’t worry because there are still places for you to help.  Either contact me, Pastor Michael, or come Sunday morning to Rich Acres dressed ready to get dirty by serving.  There will be a short Bible study just before 10am at The Community before the meal packing project happens at the church.  Join in.  Make a difference!

 

Our MOTHER’s DAY car care clinic is just a couple weeks away.  That means we need your help on Saturday, May 12th at the church.  You can help with oil changes, the meal, the clothing ministry or much more.  This is a day when many people show up, and we need to be ready to serve.  Listen for more details.

 

Our YOUTH MINISTRY are still selling pizza’s and have to sell about 20 more before May 1st to make sure this fundraiser is a success.  Go to http://www.pizzakit.com, click products and then clock shop for kits. Use this code 347384 when you are ready to order.  I have tasted and used these products, and they are good!

 

The ADDICTION MINISTRY of our church continues to meet on Saturday but at a new time.  It is Saturday at 6pm.  The worship is awesome.  The message is always relevant.  Please join in.  Please pass the word!

 

Let me remind you as well to continue to be faithful in your giving.  Many from The Community have committed to being part of the 90 DAY GIVING CHALLENGE that goes through the end of May.  You can give online at https://tcf.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving, mail your gifts to the church or bring them by. Thank you for your faithfulness!

 

That is enough for now. Get involved.  Make a difference.  I love you all and look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

 

With GOD as my guide,

 

Pastor Michael Harrison

– James 1:5