01 Oct Welcome to October
I love the month of October, and I am so glad we get to do life together during this season. When school ends today, Sumner County public schools will be on Fall Break. This time is a blessing to our teachers and school staff who work so hard, and it is a good time of year for a change of pace. Whether you have time off or not, I hope you enjoy the shift in weather coming soon and something pumpkin-flavored (if you don’t like pumpkin, vanilla counts as a fall flavor). During a time with many losses, small moments of joy are part of maintaining strength.
This Sunday, I will be giving an important teaching titled “Manipulation: The Jezebel Spirit.” I will teach principles that will prevent you from manipulation so Christ may be Lord of every situation in your life.
Axis Church in Nashville is one of our partner churches in which we walk closely relationally. Jeremy Rose, their pastor, spoke for us in December when I was ill. Their church was recently vandalized with a molotov cocktail that caused lots of damage. Read below how CIL can help them.
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
On September 13, 2021, a fire was caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown through the front window of Axis Church in Nashville. There was extensive smoke damage throughout the building, which has caused the church to adapt in multiple ways. Despite these challenges, Axis Church has continued to have weekly meetings in the face of adversity. Though insurance will likely cover much of the damage in time, the extra cash needed to adapt and continue weekly worship has been overwhelming. Pastor Jeremy Rose estimates it costs an additional $3,000 per week to function during this transition time. I believe CIL Church can raise $3,000 to support one of these Sundays. Will you consider giving towards this goal to help Axis Church? Any amount you can give will help us towards this goal. Don’t despise the size of your gift but follow the Lord’s leading in this request.
If you want to donate to CIL’s gift to Axis Church, please click here.
Sharing His Love at Home – The Samaritan Center
The Hendersonville Samaritan Center exists to help families in need get through a crisis that is unusual to their lifestyle, and then to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. Families in need can get food, clothing, help with rent and utilities and referrals to other agencies equipped for more complex issues.