Open Door Kitchen will serve more than 200 complete Thanksgiving dinners on Saturday and then, on Sunday, we collect our Thanksgiving offering for ...
Let's say thank you to all who serve in the city where our church building stands. It's our tradition to hold off on adding to the number of Thanksgiving baskets and food collection in abundance during these two months to instead gather food supplies when the cupboards run bare in February and again in April and May. Instead, we like to express our thanks and give encouragement to those who work so hard for our city and often hear only the complaints.
Our special Thanksgiving Offering is used first to provide gift baskets that we assemble with fruits and snacks and a card expressing our thanks to more than 30 locations around our city: schools, public, works, public safety, etc. This year we are also including an additional gift in each of the school baskets to be used toward stocking the school food pantries. Also, we will be including a $400 gift in the police basket to support the Westbrook Recovery Liaison program once again.
We'll be assembling the baskets and delivering them on Wednesday morning December 11 at 9 AM. Join us if you can. It's a lot of fun and Reg and Deb of Downeast Florist teach us how to put together great looking baskets.
Use the special envelopes next to the offering plates for your gift or give online by choosing THANKSGIVING on the drop-down menu at www.easytithe.com/fbcwestbrook .
SATURDAY OPEN DOOR KITCHEN
4:30-6 Let's be praying for a great weekend of connecting with our community. I'm praying for all our Thanksgiving Meal guests. For many of them, this is their holiday meal. Come, talk, mingle, serve, minister...
Sunday we continue with Spiritual Disciplines by focusing on the discipline of serving. Again, remember, we do not practice spiritual disciplines to change God, gain points, earn salvation or get what we want. Our spiritual disciplines allow us to walk more closely with God and know his heart. Spiritual disciplines allow us to fall more in love with The Blesser and not just his blessings.
I hope you have been applying what we have been learning. I know I've been doing some growing through it and can say my prayer life and perspective is improving.
Love you guys,
What's Happening This Week?.
SATURDAY 11/23 @ 4:30-6:00 PM - Open Door Kitchen Free community meal. SUNDAY @ 8:45 AM - Breakfast conversations and study group. SUNDAY @ 10:00 AM - Worship Gathering. SUNDAY @ 12:30 PM - God's Peace Assembly church plant worship gathering. Service in French, Portuguese, and Lingala. WEDNESDAY @ 9:30 AM - NO GROUP THIS WEEK FRIDAY @ 1:00-2:00 PM - The Locker Project food distribution. 733 Main St.
Nursery & Kidz Time Schedule
November 24th Nursery- Stephanie & David Holmes Kidz Time- Bob Radley
December 1st Nursery- Jan Perry & Wendy Doiron Kidz Time- Robin Linscott
December 8th Nursery- Amber Martin & Liz Stover Kidz Time- Leslie Kelly