September 2021
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Jesus in the Neighborhood" by Pastor Rob
       After I preached a sermon on Mark 12:28-34 about loving one’s neighbor, one of our members shared with me an article she read. In it, Mother Teresa is interviewed. The interviewer suggests that though Mother Teresa in her ministry works hard and does some good things, in the long run, it makes little difference. Her efforts do not alleviate poverty on a large scale.
Here is Mother Teresa’s response:
“I do not agree with the big way of doing things,” Mother Teresa replied. “To us what matters is an individual. To get to love the person, we must come in close contact with him. If we wait till we get the numbers, then we will be lost in the numbers. And we will never be able to show that love and respect for the person. I believe in person to person; every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is only one person in the world for me at that moment.[i]
           I appreciated her focus on loving the person and not getting lost in the numbers. We do the one and avoid the other. We can focus on loving people, our neighbors. 
Upcoming Food Distributions - September 4 & 18
Our Food Pantry will be open September 4 & 18 - from 11am to 12pm.

  • Volunteering one or more Saturdays a month for the drive through food distributions. Bagging begins at 9am and distribution prep begins at 10:30am. Sign up HERE. Click on 'register' and scroll down to select Chapel Hill Pantry events.
  • Donating groceries - we are collecting dry and canned goods, food items, fresh produce, bread and meat (see most needed items here. Drop off at the collection box outside the church entryway
Youth and Young Adults
Refuge discussion
Fusion - our fellowship for youth grades 6-12 has resumed meeting for Bible Study and fellowship. Meetings are at the church lounge area on Sundays at 5pm. The fellowships for this month are scheduled for September 5 & 26

Refuge - our fellowship for young adults has also resumed. Meetings are in the conference room (room 102) on Sundays at 12:30pm (grab your lunch and come back to church). The fellowships for this month will be September 12 & 26.
Pastor Rob leads both these groups and would greatly appreciate co-leaders, especially for the youth. Contact Rob if you are interested in helping.
Weekday Discipleship Groups
The Service Seekers discipleship group will resume on Wednesday, September 15 @6:30pm. We will begin a new study on Peace. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Susan Dunn for more information. We’re in the process of deciding whether to meet in person or not and hope to make that decision this week.

The Tuesday Morning Women’s discipleship group will resume on Tuesday, September 14 @9:30am. We will be using Priscilla Shirer’s DVD study on Elijah: Faith Under Fire. We will meet in the conference room (room 102). Contact Dina if you need more information.
July Numbers
tithes & offerings
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