‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving, and for giving, and FUMC has been busy. Last year our church filled 108 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. This year our church generously surpassed our goal of 200 with a total of 223 boxes. Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, sending gift filled shoeboxes to share God’s love in a tangible way with needy children around the world. Samaritan’s Purse will deliver the gifts to children in 100 countries on six continents. More than 2.8 million children who have received the gift boxes have gone on to participate in a 12 week discipleship program designed to help children come to know and follow Jesus Christ.
Operation Christmas Child, is a ministry of Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse organization that we have supported for a number of years.
Last year our church goal was 100 boxes, which we accomplished with 108 Christmas boxes. This year, my goal for our church is 150 boxes. The following is a link to their website.
The Retreat Planning Team extends a personal invitation to each of you to attend the 17 & 18 October Retreat.
This year our guest speaker is Beth Price. She will be talking about “Women at Rest.” The topic is an invitation for us to stop in the midst of our busy lives and to draw into a place of intimacy with the Lord. Through the words of scripture, Beth will help us to learn what it means to “rest” in the Lord, to accept His invitation to rest, and to experience what He designed for us when He modeled it Himself on the 7th day of creation.
If you have any questions or wish to register for the retreat, please contact either Weida Borkowski (903-856-3139), Gloria Westfall (903-856-0256) or Gloria Alewine (903-856-2850).
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