Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bulletin Cover 09-01-13

Dear Vine Family,

If you had to guess which one ministry touches the most families outside our church, which would you pick? Here are some numbers of individuals/families reached by the Vine so far in 2013. 14 = number of guests at Rooted Student Ministries. 28 = number of families who filled out a guest card on a Sunday morning. 58 = number of families who filled out a card at Operation Backpack. 248 = individuals registered through our food pantry.

When an individual comes to the food pantry, they fill out a form, get a bag of groceries and are asked if there is anything they need prayer for. If they share a request, we pray with them. Many of our guests are touched when they return to the pantry two weeks later and workers remember their names and ask about their prayer request. We have had a number of testimonies from these prayer times!

We are spotlighting our food pantry in September and we all have an opportunity to support this ministry. The staff worked hard to find creative and FUN ways for all of us to participate. Please see the Feed Our Pantry/Feed a Family insert in today’s bulletin .

I thank God for a church whose vision is to reach those outside our four walls and to be a part of a church family that runs with that vision! How much/how many spaghetti, six dollar offerings, sandwich stuff and sponsorships do you think we can supply in September (see insert)? Let’s see!      

Serving With You, 
Pastor Rob