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).
Save the dates!!!
You can help make it another successful event this year by providing contributions for auction-goers to bid on. Please take the time to look around your home or office to see if there are new items silently taking up space in your closet OR what about those items you’ve thought about re-gifting. Keep in mind this is not a garage sale. We need items that bidders are willing to pay full value. Artwork, handcrafts, services, jewelry ….. the possibilities are endless.
Contributions can be dropped off at the church office during working hours (Monday – Friday). The Silent Action is being held on 24 and 25 October; therefore, all items must be turned into the office by 22 October. A form will be there for you to provide your name, phone number and whether or not there is a minimum bid required for the item being donated.
Your assistance with this part of Lord’s Acre will be very appreciated. Let me know if you have questions. Oh, and if you would be willing to help me with the Silent Auction, please call or email me. “Serve the Lord with Gladness!”
Weida Borkowski – 903-856-3139 firstname.lastname@example.org