I hope you have gotten a chance to go watch the children playing on the new playground at Fellowship. It is great to watch them muster the bravery attempt to traverse the elevated climbing wall or sequel with delight as they spin faster and faster on the most popular item…the spinners. Who would have thought something that replicates the motion of your kitchen’s blender would bring such joy and be the feature that they eagerly wait in line to climb aboard?! That new playground was made possible by your participation in the 2014 Christmas Offering.
It is not uncommon for me to walk out of the church offices in the afternoon and see a couple of young mom’s from our church sitting on the bench sharing life as their kiddos play or even see families from nearby neighborhoods who do not attend Fellowship enjoying the playground. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard in the summer sunshine to assemble the structure and the landscape team who came behind and put just the right finishing touches on the area.
As we approach the holiday season we know you will have lots of opportunities for generosity, and we want to tell you about three ways you can make a Kingdom impact through Fellowship. Those three ways are through A Box, A Bow, and A Better Experience.
A BOX – We love Operation Christmas Child here at Fellowship Conway! It is not too late to partner with OCC to send Gospel opportunities around the world to children. You can start bringing your packed boxes back to Fellowship next Sunday, November 15.
A BOW – If you would like an opportunity to bless someone through a local ministry, look for the Angel Tree in the atrium later this month. You’ll be able to take a bow off the tree and return the item(s) listed on it back to the Connection Center.
A BETTER EXPERIENCE – As God continues to bring new people to Fellowship we want to make it possible for them to have a better experience as they drive onto our property and walk into our doors. We have 2 opportunities this year to make coming to Fellowship a better experience as part of our Christmas Offering, which will be collected on December 13:
- New furniture in the Atrium (don’t look too closely at the stuff that is currently out there…or do and you will see why it is time to upgrade).
- Additional Parking spaces on the Northwest side of the property.
We also know the money you invest at Fellowship is an investment we take seriously and will use to advance the Story of God. Thank you for sharing God’s blessings to support the work of God here.
On December 13, 2015, we will receive the Christmas Offering during both of our Sudnay morning services. We’re providing special giving envelopes and encouraging everyone to come prepared to give on that day.
If you’re going to be out of town on December 13, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can do that now online at https://fellowshipconway.securegive.com
It’s safe, secure and simple to use.
Please pray about participating in this Christmas Offering jump in with us. God has given us a great mission of inviting people into His story, equipping and releasing them to become reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ.