Thursday, December 9, 2010

This Week at Twin Cities - December 9, 2010

Hey everybody, we’re officially entering into the Christmas season as we move toward our celebration of the birth of Jesus. This time of year is full of activity, planning, decorating, cooking (my favorite part) and gifting. I am so thrilled at the giving opportunities we’re making available to our Twin Cities family. You can go online and look at our giving and serving opportunities if you like. We’re trying to make it as simple as possible this year.

You can find a place to serve from the list of serving opportunities and serve where you have passion and when you have the time. Your serving opportunity can be scheduled when it’s most convenient for you. If you would like to make a basket, please sign up on Sunday because we need them back by December 19.

You can make your financial contributions to our Year-End Giving opportunities, and we’ll disburse the funds in one lump sum to the different organizations and projects we listed on the Year-End Giving Opportunities sheet. I mailed you one, or you can go online and look it over and give as God leads. Remember, our Year-end Giving is all about gratitude to God for His blessings in our lives.

We’re doing all of this locally this year instead of the Christmas shoe boxes we’ve done over the past few years. We’ll probably come back to that meaningful project next year, but we wanted to take a break and do something to pour out God’s blessings right here in Western Nevada County this year. Another reason we chose not to do the boxes this year is that we were still working to try to get last year’s boxes out of captivity. They were confiscated by the local authorities upon arrival in Uganda – to get us to pay exorbitant fees. We didn’t believe that was what God wanted so we’ve been praying for their release. We were just informed two weeks ago that they would not be released without a $10,000 fee. We declined. Now, let’s pray those boxes go into hands that need them.

Make sure to watch 20/20 on Friday to see Rhema Marvanne, the girl in the video we showed during our service on November 28 singing Amazing Grace.

See you Sunday as we begin our new Christmas series.

Pastor Ron

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