Cleaning Up the Neighborhood
Our First Community Clean-Up Project
You may have heard us mention our meetings with officials of the City of Mills and our plans to work together to bless our community. One of the things we learned is that Mills has a lot of residents who, because of age or ability or income, are unable to comply with City Code in regard to keeping their properties clean and free of overgrowth. We would like to bless them by helping them clean up their yards!
Beautifying Mills is a top goal for the city. It will foster a shared sense of pride in our community, making it a better place to live and bringing people together. We at The Fort have the resources to make that happen: You!
On Sunday, April 25, we invite you to come to the 9:30 AM church service in your work clothes so that at 11:00 AM we can go out in teams to serve these folks who struggle to do the clean-up themselves. This is an example of what it means to "ADVANCE" as we step out and begin to serve those around us in need. Bring your gloves, rakes, trimmers, trucks, lawn movers and your servant hearts, and be ready to work HARD!
There will still be an 11:00 AM service and Children's Ministry for those who do not wish to participate. And for those of you would rather participate another time, April 25 will be just the first of more community clean-up days to come.
Please let us know if we can count on your help by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New 9-Week Sermon Series Begins
This Sunday, April 18th, will begin the new 9-week sermon series called "Powerful Praying."
Please join us on Sunday for church services at 9:30 and 11:00 AM, or online at 9:30 on Facebook Live. You can also listen to the service on the radio at 11:00 AM on KUYO AM 830.
This Sunday, Pastor Jim will share with us how prayer should be our first step, not our last resort.
We can't wait to worship with you!
This Sunday – Annual Membership Mtg.
Each year, near the close of our fiscal year, we have a Annual Membership Meeting where those who have become members attend to vote on the official business of the church.
If you have participated in one of our membership classes in the past, then we encourage you to attend the Annual Membership Meeting this Sunday, April 18, following the second service (around noon) to vote on the new 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget and Delegates to send to the District Assembly in June.
If you wish to view the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget, you can request a copy by emailing us at email@example.com, otherwise the budget will be available at the Annual Membership Meeting. Any questions pertaining to the budget need to be addressed prior to the meeting as we will only be voting at that time and not engaging in questions concerning its contents.
If you are a member, we urge you to plan on attending this Sunday, April 18.
Crisis Care Kits
Crisis Care Kits are a tangible way that our church family can get involved in the Nazarene disaster response process. Thousands of Crisis Care Kits are made, stored, and distributed globally each year as needs inevitably arise around the world.
Normally, we have asked for monthly donation items that directly help our church, but throughout the month of April and May we are asking for the donation of the items listed below for these kits so we can bring them with us to the District Assembly in June.
Because of customs regulations, it important to only donate the items listed and in the specific sizes that are specified, so as not to deter a shipment. If you have questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSTRUCTIONS: Into a 2 or 2.5 GALLON ZIPLOC BAG
put the following items:
• 1 medium size bottle of shampoo (12 to 18oz.),
please tape flip-tops closed
• 2 bars of soap (bath-size or larger)
• 1 medium toothpaste (4.0 to 6.4 oz.)
• 3 toothbrushes
• 1 box of Band-Aids (30 or more)
• 1 fingernail clipper
• 1 sturdy hair comb
• 2 hand towels
• 4 pocket-size packages of facial tissue
• 1 Beanie Baby-size stuffed toy
Thank you for helping us give in this way!
"'I AM the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.'" Rev. 1:8
Dear God; Thank You, Mighty God. How comforting it is to know that You are my everything and apart from You I can do nothing. May I remember there is no nanosecond of my life that doesn’t include You. "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns." Rev. 19:6
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Cheryl Flores – Prayer Ministry Leader