help with back2school /// wedding shower

25 Jul

Hey Community Family and Friends

Your help is needed as we move toward back2school there is much to be done.  Tonight is the last time to register.  Come out and help.  Registration is from 6:30 to 8:30.  Volunteers should arrive at 6:15.  Please pass the word on this.  Next Tuesday, August 1st, at 6pm at the New Campus we will back backpacks.  Come join that party!  Wednesday evening, August 2nd, we will start setting up the church.  Thursday evening, August 3rd, at 7:30pm we will have volunteer training.  Also volunteers are needed for special needs day Friday, August 4th (See Heather Byrd to help) and for the BIG day Saturday, August 5th (See Adrienne Hubbard to help).  Also a few volunteers are needed to go to other locations.  Please talk this up and pass the news to those who want to help AND to those who need to register tonight.

This Saturday from noon until 3pm there is a wedding shower at church for Christopher Norman and his fiancé Morgan.  They are getting married in September, and you are invited to take part in this celebration before the big event.

Remember to demonstrate the love of God to our community every chance you get, and I look forward to seeing each of you soon!

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5

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back2school is here

13 Jul

Saturday is the first day to register.  Your help is needed.  Tell others about the opportunity, and come volunteer.  See the flyers below for more information!


2017 B2S multple locations flyer with Fairway2017 B2S multple locations flyer Spanish

Got questions?  Call the church at 276-647-8231 or send Pastor Michael an email

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Saturday OUTREACH … & more

6 Jul

2nd saturday

It is that time of the month once again.  Yep!  The 2nd Saturday FREE meal and clothes closet is happening.  All this takes place from 9am until noon.  We stand ready to help anyone who is hungry or anyone who needs clothing.

Volunteers are needed a bit extra this time.  If you can help, arrive at 8:30am.  If you have questions, contact the church.

We are also less than one month away from back2school 2017, and your help is needed to get the word out.  Talk it up.  Share your stories.  Pray for the students and families we will serve.  Pray for those who will be serving.  Pray for the resources needed to share.  Here are the dates to keep in mind: REGISTRATION Saturday, July 15 from 9 until noon, REGISTRATION Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30 until 8:30pm, PACK THE BUS will be July 21-23 at War-Mart, stuffing backpacks Tuesday, August 1st at the new campus at 6pm, special needs back2school will be Friday, August 4th and the BIG DAY for back2school is Saturday, August 5th.  Your help is needed.  Tell everyone.  See Adrienne Hubbard, Heather Byrd or Pastor Michael for more details.

Remember and pray for our weekly addiction / recovery ministry RU.  This awesome group meets every Saturday at 7pm, and there is an RU Bible study each Tuesday at 6:30pm.  See Mike and Michele Dyer for more info.

Continue to pray for the opening of a homeless transition home for men and families.  We are closer than ever.  Be listening for more exciting news!

It is our calling to demonstrate the love of God to our community and far beyond.  Speak up.  Share your story.  Now, let’s serve so others are pointed to Jesus!  See you soon


With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael Harrison

— James 1:5


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RU… new ministry at The Community

15 May

Community family and friends —


We are excited to share with you a new ministry that begins soon at The Community Fellowship.


Psalm 34:18 NLT

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.


We are excited to announce that The Community Fellowship will begin a brand new recovery and addiction ministry called Reformers Unanimous or RU. The start date is Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm at the church in Collinsville. This is a great place to meet new friends, to find some help and to share your hurts. There are some awesome people who have prepared well and look forward to helping many people take positive steps toward sobriety and healing.


This coming Saturday, May 20th will be a run through of what each night of RU will be like. You are welcome to join in for the run through or please seek more information. Call the church at 276-647-8231 and ask for Michele or leave a message for Mike or Michele Dyer.


The Community was founded on the principle that God loves people and meets us where we are. He doesn’t expect perfection. He wants our honesty, and the more honest and open we are, the more healing we will find.


Our hearts go out to those battling many different types of addiction. This includes everything from alcohol or drug abuse to the battle of pornography or overeating even to depression or dealing with a loved one who is battling an addiction. You and I will find that our RU group is ready to love you and be present throughout the battle.



Get honest. So many people are hurting. Here is an opportunity to find help and best yet to cling to the hope God gives with other people. Please pass this opportunity to others in our area. If you do not live in Martinsville or Henry County, there are many other groups like RU or Celebrate Recovery or Christian recovery ministries in various locations. Seek God and seek God.


We are praying that God transforms many lives as many people come together for this common purpose and huge need.


2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!



One more item… we are in need of non perishable for our emergency food pantry.  This includes items that are easy to open and to eat for our homeless friends or those who are staying in a local hotel.  Please consider bringing food by the church or call to let us know you want to share.


Remember our calling is to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond.  Do all you can to let others hear your story and to come to know our gracious and great God.


For more info about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or email  Please consider giving online at and click give online.  Choose general fund for tithes and gifts, choose Vision fund to help with our new campus, choose Dream Center to help with feeding or homeless ministry.  Thank you for your help!

serve this Saturday

7 Apr


Dear Community Family and Friends

This is a busy time in the life of our church as we move toward Easter (next week), but we are geared up to serve this weekend.  Join me in serving in the church and serving our community.

First, we have a great mission team working at our new campus this week.  They will begin work on Saturday morning about 8:30am.  Would you consider coming to help with all the items they are pushing us forward?  This has been a great blessing.

Second, this is our 2nd Saturday FREE community meal and clothes closet.  Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30am, and plenty of people are needed.  Please consider helping with this monthly project.

Third, our youth will be hosting a LuLaRoe BINGO Fundraiser.  Youth and those serving are asked to arrive around 4pm.  Bingo will begin around 6pm.  Please help our students prepare for camp.

Fourth, each Saturday evening we serve a free meal in Uptown Martinsville.  Often we need extra cooks or servers.  If you would like to help sometime, please contact Brian or Sandy Weaver.

Don’t forget that next weekend is Easter.  Be inviting people to join us for worship Easter Sunday morning at 10:10am.  We will be hosting a special event for kids and families at our new campus on Saturday, April 15th as well.  I do hope to see you this Sunday as we worship together, celebrate our Savior and prepare for Easter.

Our goal continues to be to demonstrate the love of God to our community through meeting needs with no strings attached.  How are you going to serve someone this weekend?  Join me!

With GOD as my guide,

Pastor Michael Harrison
— James 1:5

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Easter Is Coming

6 Apr


Join us for EASTER Sunday worship at 10:10am as we celebrate our Savior and His resurrection.

Saturday at our new campus there will be an event for children and families.  Listen for more details.

This Saturday from 9am until noon is our 2nd Saturday FREE clothes closet and community meal. Volunteers are to arrive at 8:30am.  Pass the word.

Our first mission team of the year has arrived and is working on our new campus.  Pray for the Men on a Mission team and this team as they help us make huge strides toward completing this project.  Also pray for the resources and materials needed.

Pray for back2school as the planning season is in.  New churches and partners are joining, and we are excited about.  More details coming out very soon.

Another huge piece of our church’s desire has been to open a full time, year round homeless shelter.  Listen for details as this reality becomes ever closer.  To partner with us in this project or any outreach and project contact the church using the information below.

Make sure to demonstrate the love of God to our community all around us as we live by faith each day.  See you soon!


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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
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