King's Orchard just participated in EEM's Million Dollar Sunday, September 27, 2015. Our congregation is so very generous - we raised over $3,500 to help buy Bibles for students in public schools in Ukraine, Romania & Croatia; that will help send Bibles to over 3 schools. Thank you EVERYONE who donated - you rock! Would you like to donate? You can still help in this endeavor; this is a fantastic opportunity to spread God's Word to those who thirst. Just click on their web-site to fine out more: https://www.milliondollarsunday.org/
You have all heard and read about the many natural disasters that have happened/are happening this summer (and right now) here in the United States. You may want to help, but are uncertain what you can do. One place that is TREMENDOUS help throughout the USA is Churches of Christ Disaster Relief, Inc. The send out semi-trailers full of help to communities all over the USA - communities devastated by floods, fires, tornados, hurricanes. . . . When you donate money to them they are able to use $1 to buy 3-4 times the amount of goods that YOU would be able to buy. AND they only have 15 staff (office, warehouse crew, 5 men who travel across the country representing CCDRE). To read more about them and to donate money or services click on this link: http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
As always, lift up in prayer all those effected by fires (WA, OR, ID, CA) and floods (AR, MO, TX, NE ...); they have a long row to hoe to get back to "normal".
From a posting on Facebook by the Christian Chronicle:
From Partners in Progress:
EUROPEAN REFUGEES: We are officially beginning to respond to the cries for help from European brethren who are reaching out to refugees. In Vienna they are already working with refugees and...a message just now said they are beginning to cook for many who are forced to live in tents outside and any don't have tents. They are also receiving Bibles from EEM and distributing them among the refugees as well as tracts. We will immediately borrow $10,000 which they requested, and will ask many of you to help us raise that plus much more if possible. You can send funds to Partners In Progress, European Refugee Relief, P.O. Box 13989, Maumelle, AR 72113, USA and or use our pay Pal account on our website www.partnersinprogress.org. The need in Austria and Germany is urgent. The Austrian Gov't is saying they cannot provide all the needed relief and they are calling on humanitarian organizations to assist. This is a golden opportunity to show the love of God to desperate people.
Calendar for September 13-20
Sept 13 Back to “normal” Worship Hours—9 a.m. Bible Classes; 10:15 a.m. Worship Assembly
Sept 13 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for LTC—8 am
Sept 13 National Grandparents Day
Sept 14 WCS Meeting—6 pm More info to come.
Sept 20 Family & Friends Day @ KOCOC
LTC Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!
September 13 @ 8 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
September 13th is also Grandparents Day so do something grand for Grandparents Day with your church family at King’s Orchard! Bring them to the LTC Pancake fundraiser, to our assembly as we discuss among ourselves what it means to be the body of Christ, the Family of God, and life together. I will deliver a short sermon (although some think it can’t be done, I am going to do my best!) and then we will have an open discussion on how we can become a living, interactive, godly family. Do you want to know what LTC (Leadership Training for Christ) is? Contact Bruce Baird at email@example.com.
FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY
@ KING’S ORCHARD!
September 20, 2015
Make an extra effort to invite your family and friends to worship with us.
There just might be an extra blessing in it for the one who brings the most!
Justin Hewitt, the Red Cross Regional Disaster Workforce Manager is urgently seeking people who would take an online training to be Red Cross shelter volunteers immediately. He is out of volunteers and Red Cross is opening 2 new shelters now in Stevens County and across the border in Idaho. Please contact him directly at his cell phone.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.
Justin Hewitt | American Red Cross
Regional Disaster Workforce Program Support Manager, Northwest Region
Office | 1900 25th Avenue South | Seattle, WA 98144
Mail | PO Box 3097, Seattle, WA 98114-4708
(office) 206.709.4523 (cell) 253.370.6463| firstname.lastname@example.org
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