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  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 and please consider giving online at ***

Sunday begins our 10th birthday celebration

2 Nov

We excited to invite you to the beginning of our 10th birthday celebration of THE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP.  Would you join us this Sunday?

Sunday, November 6th will start with worship at our Collinsville location at 10:10 am.  We will move to our new campus for Lunch on the Back porch starting at noon.  This is pot luck which means bring enough food for you, your family and some to share with others.  We will provide the paper products.  Bring any times of food (main dishes, side dishes and desserts) and drinks.  At 1 pm we will gather in our future auditorium for a time of celebration led by by our band.  Bring chairs.  Everyone is invited to join in the fun.  There will be tours of the new campus following the celebration.

We will not be having a baptism service at this time, but there will be baptism in one of our worship services closer to Christmas.  Please help us pass the word to others (especially those not receiving email or not on Facebook) about this Sunday’s events.

On Saturday, November 5th at 11am there will be a Memorial Service for Josh Hill taking place at The Community Fellowship in Collinsville.  Dean and Laura Hill would like to invite you to come and help celebrate Josh’s life.  There will be a visitation time beginning at 10am with the memorial service to follow.  Gifts can be given in memory of Josh to the cancer society.

In the coming 10 weeks we will continue the 10th birthday celebration of THE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP with special testimonies during worship and several other activities that we will let you know about very soon.  Sermons will cover our church’s core values and our mission as well as lifting up JESUS as the leader and guide of His church.

Remember that The Community Fellowship was formed to demonstrate the love of God to our community by getting the attention of those around us, meeting needs and sharing about Jesus.  Take some time to serve others, do ARK’s (acts of random kindness) and help us celebration 10 years of all God has done, but don’t stop there.  Our greatest days are ahead!

See you Sunday and get ready to celebrate!

*** for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or email Pastor Michael at and please consider giving online at ***

notes for The Community

21 Oct

from pastor michael

Community family and friends

Before we get to the weekend I wanted to send you some love and some notes.  I really am excited about the future of our church which includes this coming Sunday as we gather to worship.  Sunday is week 3 of our Philippians series, and I ask you to read chapter 3 before you get to church.
Beginning Sunday, November 6th we will be celebrating the 10th birthday of The Community Fellowship, and for 10 weeks we will be looking at the history and we believe as a church.  This will take place through January 8th.  On Sunday the 6th of November we will have a special worship time at our building in Collinsville, then we will go to the back porch of our new campus for lunch and the finale will be a special time of celebration at the new campus.  This will include tours and prayer time at the building as well as baptism.  Help us get the word out.
Would you like to join the team that helps feed our hungry and homeless friends in Martinsville?  This meal happens each Saturday at 5pm, and you could be a great addition to this team.  You can also help with the 2nd Saturday morning.  See Brian or Sandy Weaver to join in.
Next weekend is the NASCAR race in Martinsville, and your help is needed.  Volunteers are needed to help run the ADA carts and serve under the tent Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 28-30).  See Pastor Michael or sign up this Sunday after community worship.
We are linking up with BTW21 once again to welcome kids and their families to our church parking lot Monday night, October 31st.  It is from 6 to 9pm.  Help is needed preparing hot dogs and the fixings on Monday.  Please buy candy and bring it by the church every chance you get.  We also need several old and cool cars to help with our special “cruise in” trunk-or-treat.  There will be police cars, firetrucks, special vehicles and lots more.  Come out and help us.  Let Michele Dyer or Bonnie Burnette know you want to help.
As I said earlier we will be celebrating BAPTISM on Sunday, November 6th at our celebration at the new campus.  Please sign up this week at church, call the church or see Pastor Michael for details.  There is room for you and your family to be part of this.
On Monday, November 7th we will be serving FCA students at Patrick Henry Community College.  Our ladies (from our English and Spanish speaking worship) will be preparing the meal, and Pastors Miguel and Michael will be sharing.  Please come out and help.
We are blessed to serve homeless friends each week, and we are in need of funds to help these friends.  It costs $30 per night.  Currently plans are being made for this year’s Winter / Warming Center.  There will be a volunteer and informational meeting on Monday, November 7th at 7pm at The Salvation Army.  Please plan to attend this meeting if you would like to help.  Pass the word to others who would like to help with ministry to homeless friends.
Lots of great things are happening at the new campus.  In the coming weeks we will be completing the plumbing in the bathrooms, putting a roof on the office building, and continuing to finish walls and more.  Thank you Kasim and Cindy Adams as well as many other volunteers who help.  Will you join in?  Give to the vision fund to help.  Let Kasim know you want to help.
That is still God’s call on our church.  We are to serve our community and show them God’s love with no strings attached.  We do this as individuals and as a church.  You are an important part of changing the world through all God has given us.
Now for a personal word.  Last week Julie and I shared with the church that our daughter Rebecca will marry Josh Byrd on October 25th.  Please pray for Josh and Rebecca as well as both our families.  We are excited about their decision.  Josh is in the ARMY and finishes his training that day as well.  He will be going to another school toward the middle of November.  If you would like to bless Rebecca and Josh, please let us know.
I love each of you.  I know and believe with all my heart that our best days as a church are ahead of us.  It takes all of us to be successful.  I challenge you to stay faithful in your serving, attending and giving (remember you can give online at the link below).  Our new campus is coming together, and it is an exciting time to be part of The Community.
See you Sunday at 10:10am as we examine our value and the awesome truth of knowing Jesus that we find in Philippians 3.
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5

[ for more information about The Community Fellowship and Dream Center please call the church at 276-647-8231 or email pastor Michael at  please consider giving either at church or online at ]

surprise birthday party for Helen Joyce

12 Sep


Community family and friends!

This Saturday from 5 until 7pm at church there will be a special surprise birthday for Helen Joyce’s 90th birthday.  You are invited to celebrate with her family and our church family on this special occasion.  Please see the flyer above for more details.

Also I would like to ask a favor.  Our middle child, Ruth, has a birthday this week, and this is her first time away from home as she is at college.  Would you send her a card?  Let me know, and I will give you her address.

Thank you for blessing these two ladies.

We have four men going to the Emmaus Retreat this coming weekend: Bruce Elgin, Harry Rice, Doug Mosley and Kenny Koger.  Please write them a card or short letter of encouragement.  These cards need to be given to me or to Kasim Adams before noon this Thursday.  Your card will bless these guys as they are part of this incredible experience.

Have a great week, and may each of us be able to demonstrate the love of God to our community and far beyond.

With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5

Busy Weekend, full of fun and serving

9 Sep

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Community Family and Friends

We are headed in to another busy weekend full of fun and serving.  I wanted to make you aware of what all is going on and how you can be a part.I do pray that each of us will be able to “demonstrate the love of God to our community” through various acts of kindness and love each day.
2nd Saturday FREE meal & Clothes Closet
Volunteers arrive at 8:30.  The event as always us from 9am until noon.  We are ready to help as many people as we can.  We also accept clothing donations, household goods and even furniture all the time.  Come out and help.  Pass the word to those in need.
YOUTH FUNDRAISER … LuLaRoe Saturday at 1pm
This is one of those things that is being sought by many ladies around our community.  From 1pm until 4 come to the church and check out these awesome clothes.  part of the proceeds will help our youth camp!  See Adrienne Hubbard or Jennifer McDaniel for more details.
CRUISE IN at The Community
Each 2nd Saturday through October we host a great time for car lovers.  Come on out.  There is food, fun and even a message.  See Ricky Foster for more details.  Pass the word, please!
Each Saturday evening at 5pm this ministry serves a meal at the Martinsville Hotel.  Brian and Sandy Weaver coordinate this ministry and would love to have your help.  Let them know if you are interested.
This Sunday at 10:10am we will continue this series with week 3 talking about being real.  That is one of our core values at The Community.  Who are you inviting and bringing to church with you this Sunday?  The band is set for an awesome day.  I will be preaching.  Let’s do this and bring glory to our great and gracious God.
Kids Ministry
This Sunday is our Kid’s store and kids ministry as we have every Sunday morning.  Want to help?  See Julie Harrison for info.  Bring your kids.  This is awesome stuff for our great kids!
Sunday Evening BIBLE Studies
This Sunday will begin another series of Bible studies.  Our ladies group is led by April Haynes, and you can check with her on time and theme.  Don’t miss this awesome group of ladies.
Our couples Bible study is held at Heather and Jerry Byrd’s house in Stanleytown, and the study is based on the Andy Griffith television show.  It is called the Mayberry Bible study.  It starts at 6pm.  See one of the Byrds or Kasim or myself for more info.
Hey men!!!  There is even a study just for you that will begin soon early one morning during the week.  If you want to be part of that, please talk with Kasim or myself.  This will be very challenging!  Check it out.
Final Note
I love you guys, and thank you for allowing Julie and I to be away last weekend.  We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary.  We really are blessed, but we also love and are blessed with a great church.  See you this weekend!
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael Harrison
—- James 1:5
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PS — I am hosting a special focus group Saturday at noon to help with a local issue in our community.  Ladies and any minorities are needed to help.  What to help?  Please send me an email now (

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


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