Happy Independence Day!

Happy 244th Birthday, America! We'd like to reflect on the freedom that we have and the price that was paid. While we like to commemorate July 4 th with fireworks, fun events,  and a day off, it is very sobering to remember the cost that was paid for our freedom. Lives were given, families devastated, countries destroyed. Scars remain today, not only physical, but mental, emotional and spiritual as well. We need to remember and appreciate the sacrifices made by so many, for us all.

There was also a price paid for our spiritual freedom from sin and eternal death. Jesus Christ gave his life willingly to redeem us from a life of bondage and despair. We can live above the muck and mire if we admit our inability to save ourselves and look to Him to set us free and give us new life.  
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JOB OPENING: Blue Water Community Action has a job opening in the Community Services Department for a temporary full time Eviction Diversion Coordinator. The purpose of the Eviction Diversion Coordinator is to support clients in preventing eviction by providing case management support services to help at risk households remain stably housed and through the creation of a sustainable eviction diversion program. Click here for more information.
  • Blue Water Community Action Agency is open but by appointment only. Call 810-982-8541 between 9am and 3pm Monday -Thursday.

  • Kids in Distress is open. Donations can be dropped off in the trailer located by the back door on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am -12:30pm. The warehouse is open starting today, but no clients will be allowed in the building Call 810-326-4505 to go over children’s sizes, needs, and set up a pick up date and time.

  • Michigan Alliance for Families is hosting a virtual support chat focusing on supporting our social emotional health, self-care and accessing resources. Registration: https:/tinyurl.com/SharingChats. See attached flyer for more information.
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Harbor Impact is back! June 30 and July 1, 2020 Harbor Impact returns!

We have scheduled five events for food distribution, free shopping and more!
To make everything smooth please come at your assigned time. 
Tuesday June 30 9AM-Noon for everyone whose last name starts A-E
Tuesday June 30 2PM-4PM for everyone whose last name starts F-L
**Tuesday June 30 6PM-8PM for anyone who works Day shift**
Wednesday July 1 9AM-Noon for everyone whose last name starts M-R
Wednesday July 1 2PM-4PM for everyone whose last name starts S-Z

Rooms will be restocked in between sessions, Please come at your assigned time.

Social Distancing rules will be in effect. Please bring a mask if you can.
Colonial Woods Missionary Church will be offering online VBS the week of July 19-23 starting each evening at 6:15 pm. A Preschool VBS Storytime video will also be online and available each day. Space: Supernatural Encounters with God will be an “out of this world” experience for children ages 3 through students finishing 6th grade. Get on board for this journey through the Bible as we trek the final frontier full of stories, crafts and galactic fun. Kids will have a blast as they learn lessons and encounter the Creator universe. Online registration begins June 28th at cwmc.church/events.
  **Please note that the events and information listed in Faith Matters do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of Operation Transformation.**

If you would like to share information through our Faith Matters email, send details and flyers (jpg preferred) to rhernandez@optrans.org.