July 2022
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Jesus Christ Is Lord" From Pastor Rob
Open Arms of Jesus
        In the past two weeks I attended a family reunion, joined 1000 Cooperative Baptists at the CBF annual gathering, packed for the trip of the year, and then canceled that trip the night before leaving due to contracting COVID. I also spent the most miserable July 4th ever, chilled and coughing. Because we humans are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14) and because antivirals work, I am on the mend.
What conclusions come to mind as I ponder the last couple of weeks? Jesus Christ is Lord. I know, I know, that’s the core Christian confession. That is true in all circumstances, times, and places. And for me that’s the point. READ MORE
Blood Drive - Saturday, July 9 from 9am to 2pm
Blood Connection Bus
Summer is one of the hardest times of year for blood donations. Help keep our community FREE from shortages by donating this Saturday. One donation can help up to 3 people! The Blood Connection mobile unit will be in our upper parking lot from 9am to 2pm. All donors will receive an e-gift card AND an exclusive Freedom Week T-shirt (while supplies last). If you can donate, please do so.
Food Distribution - July 16 from 11am to 12pm
Cars at food distribution
Our next Food Distribution will be July 16 at our usual time from 11am to 12pm.
  • Volunteer for one or more of the drive-through food distributions. Many opportunities are available.
  • Donate groceries, we are collecting dry and canned goods. Go to the church website for a more detailed list. Please check the ’sell by’ dates when donating. There is a collection box outside the church entryway where you can leave your donations.
To volunteer, please use our online Community Sign Up Genius Form. If you have any questions, please contact Candy or Diane.
Passport Reflection by Claire Dillashaw
Youth group at Passport
       Last week, I took a group of our youth to Passport Camp in Greensboro. The six of us learned about God through worship, mission work, and our relationships with each other. I would like to share some of our experiences from the week with you!
       One afternoon, we participated in mission education. We learned about the difficulties families often go through in trying to care for each other, find work, attend school, and find secure housing. This provided background knowledge for the camp’s mission offering, which focused on education for impoverished children in Romania, Kenya, and Appalachia. We talked about how God calls us to care for our neighbors and work towards justice for them.
The youth also had the opportunity to lead in worship one night. That afternoon, we learned about different types of worship and all the ways God is present with us. They created art, wrote a litany, and learned music for the service that night.
One of our group’s favorite experience were the two afternoons we worked at a food pantry in Greensboro. We volunteered at Out of the Garden, a non-profit that provides food and other supplies to their community. We helped distribute food, move boxes, clean up the church, sort through donations, and much more. I was so proud of how hard our group worked and how eager they were to learn about this ministry.
I am so grateful for how I saw this group grow throughout the week. In their Bible studies, they learned about how God is bigger than we can imagine, but still is near to us. They talked about how God is calling them to live out their faith through building relationships with others and making an impact on their communities. I loved getting to laugh with them, worship with them, learn from them, and see how God is doing a new work in them.
Do not remember the former things or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:18-19
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