Camp Illiana recently hosted WinterFest for youth in 3rd-6th grades. Don and Camille attended this event along with 14 youth. Please visit the Gallery page to view pictures from their trip.
A BIG THANK YOU to those who supplied gifts – whatever they were for Operation Christmas Child. Also to our Adult Sunday School classes; and Central State Construction for their generous donation for the shipping costs. To so many who helped with the packing of boxes, too many to name, but you know who you are. And to Betty Jane’s Kitchen for breakfast items supplied and enjoyed by everyone after the boxes were filled. This is truly a loving and giving church and the boys and girls of Operation Christmas Child will be blessed. Thank you.
~ Becky Bayes
Veteran’s Day is Monday, November 11 and as I think about the honor those that served deserve; I do not believe that it is enough to say “Thanks” and celebrate them one day a year. I am also humbled to think that their sacrificial giving of self has provided for me so many freedoms and privileges. I think of the saying, “All gave some – Some gave all.” The Bible teaches that we are required to give if we are a follower of Jesus. It starts with us giving our life to the Lord and from then on we are called to give of our life, time, energy, and money. I believe that Veterans gave because they believed in the call, the cause, and their leaders. How much more should we, Christians, believe in our calling, the cause of Christ, and our Leader.
The Compassionate Clothing Closet’s (CCC) annual blanket drive began October 1 and will conclude on October 31. Please consider donating a new or gently, used blanket to be given to our neighbors in need during the long, winter months. Donations can be brought to Bell Ridge or can be taken directly to the CCC location on Central Avenue in Paris (Mon, 11-2 or Tues, 1-3.) Blanket distribution begins on November 1.