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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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

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

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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!


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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  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
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