December 2017
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers!”  Galatians 6:10
Yesterday was a great day. The staff gathered to serve at our partner school, Westside Elementary, for the morning. It was so encouraging to hear this good news from the school staff:

  • Student attendance rates going up
  • Behavioral referrals going way down
  • Reading and math scores on the rise
  • Westside Elementary no longer at the bottom in their district

We are their biggest supporter – this past year we had over 200 different people serving over 2,500 hours! Here are a few examples:

  • Adopting teachers
  • Giving grants
  • Donating and building a greenhouse
  • Providing a Christmas store where kids could purchase their parents a gift at a greatly reduced price – ok almost free. (More than 1,200 gifts were given to support all of our Christmas Stores this year!)
  • Door Creek volunteers starting a new ministry helping Westside families move who have experienced eviction.

What was so encouraging was to meet a woman, who like several others, started attending at Door Creek because of our involvement in the lives of the students and families in their community.

Thanks for being a Christ-centered church for all people, where the power of the gospel is transforming lives, renewing our city and changing the world!

Have a great day!
PS Please remember the church in your giving this month. It’s not unusual for us to fall behind in our giving in the fall. This year we are $125,000 behind in budget. Our target number to catch up, cover normal December expenses and be positioned well in the New Year is $500,000. Thanks for helping us see more people reached for Christ and more people impacted by the Gospel. And thank you for remembering all we have is from God and giving back to Him expresses our love for God and others and builds faith!

PSS Be praying and thinking and ready to invite some friends or family to one of our nine services.
Merry Christmas from the Door Creek Church Staff!