Thursday, November 14, 2013

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - Offering Hope To Our Community

Hey Friends and Family of TCC! Last week was the last official time we were able to host Hospitality House as part of our Community Impact ministry. We wish Hospitality House the best as they move into their permanent home. I know we’ll still be engaged with them in helping those who are homeless to receive the care they need. Their new name is Utah’s Place, and they are having a grand opening Friday, November 22 from 3–6pm at 1262 Sutton Way if you want to go by and wish them well.

Even though Hospitality House is moving, it doesn’t mean that the homeless issues in our county are resolved. Last Saturday, I was able to meet and pray with a couple who came by our church looking for hope. I don’t say “help” because they never asked anything from me. They came to our church because they knew that they needed God. They needed to know that even though they were about to be homeless again for the second time in three months and that their circumstances looked bleak – that God had not abandoned them. I was so thrilled to see them at church the next day.

I later learned that their daughter was able to attend our 4th and 5th grade party here at the church on Sunday evening. Here’s what one of our caring volunteers wrote to me today: “It was an honor to have her with us and be able to show God’s love to her. She laughed, engaged with other kids her age and had fun. We taught her about her value and God has a purpose for her.”

Folks, the impact of the Great Recession is still being felt by families in our community. People still need a place to go where they can discover that God cares. Thank you for your faithfulness to serve, give and pray. Your impact is larger than you can ever know. Stories like this help us see why we do what we do here at TCC and how important it is to those who are hurting and broken in our community.

This Sunday, November 17, you’ll receive our 2013 Giving and Serving Opportunities insert in your program. I hope you will look it over and follow God’s leading to where you can have the greatest impact and help others know the joy of Christmas. Sunday is also our opportunity to give to our quarterly benevolence offering and to bring non-perishable food items for Interfaith Food Ministry. We’ll also continue our “Be Wise” series as we look to Proverbs for wisdom in our friendships.

Loving your heart for people,

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