The Compass Newsletter
Thoughts from Pastor Chad
On June 5th at 10:15 AM we will have a combined service in the CMC worship center featuring our VBS children. We will share the celebrations and highlights. You won't want to miss this!
Following the service we will enjoy a carry-in meal. Plan to stay and eat with us.
Top 5 Designated Giving Needs UPDATE
We are so thankful for your continued faithfulness and generosity pictured in the graph above. Your faithfulness allows us to continue moving the mission forward, sharing the gospel through everything we do. The infographic above represent areas your giving, over and above tithe, can make an additional difference.
- CMC Mortgage: We owe $1.1 Million on the CMC loan. The CMC has proven to be a valuable bridge to our community. It has been an avenue to reach new people and bring them into our family through pickle-ball, archery, basketball, Warner events, and much more. Our monthly obligation to the mortgage is roughly $7000. Your monthly commitment of $25, $50, $100 or more will help us meet this need. Our goal is to pay off this mortgage as rapidly as possible, therefore, larger gifts of $5,000, $10,000, $50,000 or more can be directly applied to the principle on the loan.
- CMC Kitchen: Soon you will see a difference in our CMC Kitchen space. The items have been ordered and will be delivered early in May. This will allow us to be more efficient plus have additional space. Thank you.
- Driveway Pavement: This may be the least attractive item on the list. But you have likely noticed the potholes and damage to our drive. We wish to resurface the east drive past all three facilities and the drop off in front of the sanctuary.
- Basketball and Sports Equipment: Sport is the bridge to reach the next generation. We have formed several partnerships to reach the community through sports, including Bok Academy, Candle Light Academy, and Warner University. I am very excited about a new partnership with FCA Sport. We will be launching sports clinics and leagues for kids and youth in partnership with FCA this summer. But we need to equip the gym. Our entry level investment in gym equipment is $15,000, to fully equip the sports functionality we need roughly $30,000.
- Sanctuary Sound: We utilize our sanctuary in so many ways including worship, brown bag hymn sings, concerts, and so much more. The reality is, our essential sound system is over 30 years old. Though we are operational we need to make improvements.
Chad & The Elders
Calling all volunteers...
(WEATHER PERMITTING. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT
WEATHER WE WILL RESCHEDULE)
South Lake Wales Church of God loves our neighbors
and we want them to know it!
On June 4th starting at 9:00 AM, a group will be distributing door hangers in our local neighborhoods. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, we would love to have you. If you have a golf cart and would like to drive a partner up and down a few streets in the area, that would be a great contribution!
We would like to have at least one person (or both) from each team walk to the door, knock and introduce themselves and let those who live there know how much we at SLWCOG love our neighbors.
We have a beautiful door hanger that shares some of the ways that we can express our love to our neighbors. They are: minor yard work, minor home repairs, educational needs, and even a friend to talk to. We are not doing projects on June 4th, we are just letting our neighbors know that we care about them and are willing to help with these projects as we are needed.
Soon we will be looking for volunteers that have expertise in any of these project areas. Pease be praying about ways that you can fulfill the great commission by Loving our neighbors as ourselves!
Contact the church office at 863.638.1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org to update your prayer requests.
- Benson, Heather – health issues (Cheryl Benson’s daughter-in-law)
- Curtis, Darrel – stage 4 kidney disease
- Dylina, Lisa – heart surgery scheduled for 6/6 (Liz Tingley’s mom)
- First Responders
- Fischer, Leslie – stage 5 kidney failure (Sherry Cristini’s sister-in-law)
- Front Line Health Care Workers
- Hickey, Raymond – cancer (son of Jim & Susan Black)
- Hoag, Patsy – AFib
- Holeton, Al – health issues.
- Mann, Reece – cancer (Joyce Collins’ nephew)
- Milton, Eric – cochlear implant 6/8 (Anita Bradley’s grandson)
- Morgan, Shawn – neuropathy (Pastor Austin’s dad)
- Munoz, Mary – chemo treatments
- Pratt, Mike and Barb - COVID
- Ritchey, Kim – many health issues
- Sellwood, Mark – cancer (Alice Neill’s neighbor)
- Sikora, Kaci – pancreatitis – (Dewey & Kathy Westerburg’s granddaughter
- Singer, David – stage 4 kidney failure
- Stokes, Bob – many health issues
- Storer, Bett – health issues (Linda Marino’s friend)
- Tingley, Pat – heart issues (Pastor Chad’s mom)
- Weber, Evelyn – rehab-recovering from broken arm
- Westerburg, Dewey – health issues
Wednesday Evening Opportunities
~Wednesday, June 8th through June 29th at 6:00 p.m.~
- Adult Bible Study in the café featuring Dr. Shawn Craigmiles
- Youth Group (grades 7-12) CMC upstairs
- South Kids (preschool-grade 6) CMC upstairs
- Nursery care provided in the family room
Sunday, June 12th
Hannah Johnson will be sharing in both of our services on Sunday, June 12th. Hannah works through World Gospel Mission and is one of the missions SLWCOG supports monthly. She is excited to share how our support helps to share the word of Jesus through her.
This Week South Kids At Home
Leading our kids spiritually is vitally important. Each week you can implement what your Kids are learning at HOME. Click the picture above to download the LifeWay kids app. It’s free! Select Gospel project kids. Then your family can choose from games, coloring pages and activities to enhance what you’re learning each Sunday in South Kid’s.
Daughter's of the King banquet
Several ladies met for the Daughter's of the King banquet (pictured above). They enjoyed an evening of food, fellowship, and fun. H.E.A.R.T. was the organization highlighted.