“FOOD MOUNTAIN” -GBC food drive in support of Royal City Mission
We’re off to a great start! THANKS to all who contributed already, we’re building a base and a ‘mountain’ is coming. Wait until you see what it looks like Sunday! But there’s still more we can do, even 1 can will help. We have two more Sundays until we finish on December 19. As a reminder, we are doing this food drive in support of Royal City Mission.
Here are some suggestions from RCM of what they are specifically looking for:
- Tinned tomatoes
- Anything that can go in chili (eg: black beans)
- Any tinned vegetables
Thanks to Helen Martini, the head of our Care Ministry, for again organizing this practical way to let our lights shine in the community.
Thought for the day: Christmas- a message worth sharing
Remembering the story of Jesus’ birth is a wonderful part of Christmas. It may be hard to believe that in 2021 so many people have never heard it before! Or if they have, they don’t understand what it has to do with them. The Christmas story has been lost in the shuffle of everything else going on this time of year. And even for those who know the basics of the story, many have no clue as to why Jesus came to earth or why He was born.
Everyone needs to know, not only that He was born, but the meaning of His birth, we’d probably all agree. So, ‘what is my part?’ I’m glad you asked! This is likely the easiest time of year to talk about the Good News of Jesus birth, life and importance. While you can’t predict who is open to the gospel, my bet is at this time of year everyone is aware of it. This is a great door-opener! And hey, the only way to find out is to share the message of Jesus with them!
So, this Christmas, I’d encourage you to share the gospel story of the birth of Jesus and what it means. Sow seeds abundantly.
When the angels appeared to the shepherds nearly two thousand years ago just outside of Bethlehem they shared this message: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” In many ways that’s still our message today. So then, who can you share this same idea with this Christmas?
In His grip,