Community Good Friday Service

The Blue Water Area Churches is holding a Good Friday Service open to the community on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. through Facebook Live on Operation Transformation’s Page, and on the radio on WPHM 1380AM and Hope FM 90.7 . The Good Friday Service will be an afternoon of worship and reflection, in appreciation for the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. 

Everyone is invited to watch this service. The service will include Scripture readings and congregational worship. It will also include a message by Rev. Bill Kinnan from Hillside Wesleyan Church, Elder Deborah Miller from Restoration Christian Community Church, and Rev. John Grenfell of St. Clair United Methodist Church. The time of worship will be led by New Life North Ambassadors for Christ.

For more information call Operation Transformation at 810-966-8660 -“Churches Cooperating for a Changed Community”.
Tune in to Faith Matters
Hear Terry speak about providing comfort during trying times
Watch Tom speak with Arnie Koontz, Director of Blue Water Area Rescue Mission
View our prior Faith Matters Emails
View our Community Calendar
Prayer
We at Operation Transformation know how important prayer is. We now have a place on our website where you can submit your prayer requests, where you can sign up to pray for requests, and a list of prayer requests (this will be anonymous). 1 Thessalonians 5:17 "...pray without ceasing."

Churches throughout our community are coming together in prayer though conference calls. Feel free to join in. Find the list on Blue Water Area Churches' website.
Announcements
On Operation Transformation's website we keep a list of food giveaways going on around our community. Please use this resource if you need it, and share it with others as well.
BBC&M is taking crisis calls for Single Parents needing emergency support 7 days a week-  9-3pm  & returning calls within 24hrs - we are also providing online support groups via Zoom on Thursday’s with POPs  at 1 0:30-11:30am (see Facebook) and Single & Parenting class  at 12:30 -2pm on Facebook live--lastly, we are making referrals to online counselors for free counseling during the quarantines.
Operation Transformation, Fellowship Baptist Church & Remnant Men Ministries partnered up to bring in guest speaker Eli Contreras to talk about the struggles he faced in his past, and how the Lord ultimately led him to get his life back on track.

The Men’s Gathering event was designed to bring men from various churches around the area together to worship.

This event took place at Fellowship Baptist Church in East China, Michigan.
Participation in the census is a critically important civic duty that determines funding
for local communities and essential services, shapes congressional representation, determines legislative districts and much more.

o It’s imperative that everyone in Michigan be counted because census numbers affect everyone in Michigan from seniors to students, kids and parents, businesses and communities.

o Being counted in the census is as important as voting to our democracy and is part of our responsibility as residents of the United States.

o Accurate census numbers are critical because they determine how much federal funding is dispersed to states for public safety, schools, housing, health care and much more.
New Events Submitted this Week
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Upcoming Events
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Each Tuesday in March, Chef Shell's will donate 10% of all dine in and carry out sales to Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation (EMCF). The following organizations are part of EMCF: Operation Transformation, SONS, Bridge Builders, Youth for Christ, 90.7 Hope FM/Power 88.3, New Life Christian Academy, and Spero Pregnancy Center.
  **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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