FORETHOUGHTS - March 2014
Spring Work Days for the Disciples Center at Camp Tawakoni will be March 27-29 and May 15-17. Your help is appreciated any or all of these days. Depending on volunteers, their skills and interests and the weather a wide variety of projects are planned: Cleaning and recycle work, tree-trimming and landscape work, exterior painting, making pool ready for summer, and building projects. It is important that we know WHO will be attending and WHEN! Work is generally scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday through early afternoon. Overnight accommodations are available. Please bring your own bedding and linens.
I have yet another confession to make. As I sat down to write this month's newsletter column I seriously contemplated writing a simple phrase over and over just to fill the space: All work and no play makes John a dull boy... Why, you may be asking, would I do something like that?
In all seriousness, I do wonder if the monthly newsletter is actually a worthwhile venture for the church any longer. Like print journalism of many kinds, has the arrival of this bulk item in your mail boxes finished its time? I would be curious to hear from those of you who actually read these words, who actually find value in this monthly arrival in your mail box. The cynical side of me says that I will not hear too much. I do hope I am proven wrong.
FORETHOUGHTS - Feb 2014
Week of Compassion is the Disciples witness in the face of natural or manmade disasters.
Floods, hurricanes, fire, civil wars, poverty and disease are only a few of the challenges that Week of Compassion responds to on behalf of Disciples. The Special Day offering is the only church-wide effort to provide general funding for the ministry. Week of Compassion offering will be received February 16 and 23, 2014.
As you make your offering to Week of Compassion this year, may your worship be joyful; may your sharing be delightfully abundant; may God be made glad by your cheerful generosity!