08 Nov November 3, 2016
Posted at 13:02h in General
One of the highlights of our year is the Thanksgiving Blessing. This year our goal is to have 175 sponsors so that we can give away 175 turkeys and all the ingredients for a family Thanksgiving meal for local families. Your gift of $25 will completely fund Thanksgiving dinner for someone who might be unable to provide that special meal without help.
We’ll gather on Friday evening, November 18th at 6:30pm to prepare the bags. Volunteer sign-in on Saturday morning, November 19th is at 8:30, with the give-away beginning at 9a.m. in the parking lot at the Goodwill Store on New Shackle Island Road. If you’d like to help either Friday night or Saturday morning, please sign up at the communication center.
If you would like to sponsor one or more meals, please note Thanksgiving Blessing on your check or from the drop down box in online giving.
You’re invited to a special reception on Sunday, November 20th at 4:15pm. Chris and Brandi Exley, two of our missionaries, will be here to update us on the ministry happening on the Kenya / Somalia border, one of the most strategic and dangerous places in the world.
The Exleys are great friends of CIL and we want you to have the opportunity to get to know them better. Join us for coffee and light refreshments and learn more about what they’re doing. We’ll be finished in time for you to make it to a 2:42 group by 6pm.
We’ll celebrate water baptisms on November 20th in both services. If you would like to participate in baptism or learn more about this important practice of the church, please complete the water baptism form found on the church website under ‘Sign Up.’ A member of our water baptism team will follow up with you.