We are in the home stretch for our fund raising toward our new pavilion and basketball court.  Thanks to the generous offer of matching gifts we are creeping ever closer to our goal of raising $50,000 in gifts or pledges that will be matched by another $50,000.  These matching gifts will take us to the place of being able to complete our project as well as tithe 10% above to help the Christian Learning Center advance its mission to reach young people in the school system with the Word of God.  I am excited about the potential ministry and outreach of our pavilion and basketball court as well as the continued outreach of the CLC.  Thank you for being a part of this important opportunity in the life of our church.

Consider how God can use this wonderful facility to help us reach people going forward.  Imagine being able to have a cookout or a pig pickin’ and inviting a blue grass gospel group to come in and play.  We have the potential to get people to join us for something like that who will not come to church on Sunday.  Being able to invite and interact with people in a casual setting will give us the opportunity to reach out to people that are far from God. 

The basketball court can be used for all sorts of games including basketball, volleyball, nine square, and so on.  This will give our children and youth a chance to fellowship together and invite friends to come to a casual setting.  Being able to put people in a relaxed environment will help us get to know them and win the right to be heard so that we have more opportunities to share the Gospel.

If you have not pledged to give I want to encourage you to consider how you can impact the lives of others simply by being willing to give a one-time gift or give a specific amount over the next 12 months.  Remember, those gifts will be matched dollar for dollar.  We are blessed to have so many faithful givers here and God loves a giving church.  Thank you for wanting to be a part of what God is doing here!

In His Amazing Grace,