Never Forget!

Today is an infamous date in our country’s history. We know it simply as 9-11. It is the day our nation felt vulnerable to terrorists; our sense of security was shaken. Our emergency responders were decisive, overwhelmed and comforted as they worked during the crisis. Nobody rested until the job was done – which took weeks. Many of them gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice. 
 
As we reflect on that terrible day, I want all of us to remember and appreciate those who gave their lives in defense of our country. The Bible says to pray for those in authority, and for those who risk their lives for our security. Let’s take a brief moment to honor those who rescued us in that terrible hour. Then say a prayer for our emergency responders, service personnel and their families on a regular basis. It is because of them we enjoy the freedom and security we have in this country. Never forget! God bless America!
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Sponsors Needed
Operation Transformation is over halfway through a busy and exciting year! We continue to make strides in partnering with the faith community and civic organizations to bring transformation to the Blue Water Area.  Thank you for your collaboration and support!  

OT’s annual  Benefit Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm at   Alexander’s (1200 Gratiot Blvd., Marysville) . The purpose of the evening is to highlight the extraordinary work of OT, and raise 30 – 40 % of our annual budget. Our Main Sponsors this year are Anthony Essian - Investment Executive, Dr. Brian & Sandy Pradko, Robert Eick with Thrivent Financial, CANT Ministries, Pollock Randall Funeral Home and WGRT.  Would you be a sponsor for our dinner?   We also hope you will be able to come and bring friends with you. Tickets are included with sponsorship, please note how many you need when you respond, max 10.

Below are Sponsorship Opportunities, and the benefits associated with each level. Checks can be made payable to “OT” (and are tax deductible). Or, you can call the OT office to use a credit card at 810-966-8660. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support! Together we are making a world of difference!
Announcements
Disabled Christian lady looking for a roommate. Some one that is a clean, smoke free, drug free person, home is located 2 miles away from Cracker Barrel in Port Huron Township area. There will be no care taking involved. If interested please feel free to contact me at 810-434-3031. Also please provide references.
Colonial Woods Missionary Church is excited to host our first ever Family Connect Conference Nov 8-9. Our guest speaker is Brian Housman, founder of  360family.org  and author of numerous books, such as Tech Savvy Parenting and How You Always Meant to Parent. There will be one session on Friday night, and two sessions on Saturday morning. This event is free and open to all parents, grandparents and people who work with students. Join us as we look at some key issues in today's culture and learn ways to transform family relationships. Stay tuned for more details!
New Events Submitted this Week
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The next Christian Open Mic Night at Westminster Church of Port Huron, 2501 Stone Street in Port Huron, will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Those wishing to participate should be there about 6 PM for registration. For more information contact Phil Larson at  810-956-4672  or Tom Drake at  810-385-9037 .
September 12,2019 Narcan training 6:30 pm done by St. Clair County Health Dept . 1029 6th Street. Our Savior Lutheran Church.Bill Adams from Tri County EMS will be our speaker. 
The Men’s group will host a breakfast at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church on September 14, 2019 at 9 AM. Donations for the breakfast will be appreciated for the Breakfast to further the Men’s Groups Christian Endeavors. From 10 PM to 2 PM there will be a Classic Car Show in the Church Parking Lot. The Church is located at 5235 Lakeshore Road, Fort Gratiot, Michigan.
The next Open Mic Night at 1350 6 th  Street in Marysville, MI will be held on September 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Those wishing to participate should be there to register at about 6 PM. For more information contact Pastor Gary Wesch at  810-982-5977  or Tom Drake at  810-385-9037 .
Upcoming Events
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Colonial Woods Missionary Church will be hosting a FREE FOOD & WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY on Wednesday, September 18 starting at 11:00 AM in the church parking lot. This event is open to everyone. Please bring containers or bags to collect your food.
One Nation Training Faith Community Event, Saturday, September 21st, 9-3 pm at Hillside Wesleyan Church, Register for Faith Community Event.
  **Please note that the events and information listed in Faith Matters do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of Operation Transformation.**

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