I know this edition of TAB is coming to you a little bit earlier than usual, but we have a lot going on here at FBC and I didn't want you to miss out on all the exciting stuff that God is doing on our church campus.
For example, tomorrow is our monthly Young @ Heart Luncheon. This month the menu features crockpot soups and salads, along with what is always an amazing selection of desserts. In fact, I might even skip the crockpots and go straight to the desserts! SSSHHH....don't tell anyone, it will be our little secret.
Also, this coming Saturday will be a busy one for our church and community. The morning kicks-off with a rummage sale, hosted by our Chinese church. The rummage sale takes place from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with all proceeds to go towards creating and supporting a Chinese campus ministry on some of our area college campuses. This would be a great opportunity to go through your garage/house and donate some gently used items that you no longer need. Items can be dropped off at the church tomorrow from 10:00am to 3:00pm and all day Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Please consider donating to help Pastor Tom and his team reach the next generation of Chinese students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The rummage sale will be immediately followed by our Trunk O' Treat community outreach event. Trunk O' Treat will take place this Saturday in our church parking lot from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and will include food, candy, carnival games, a bounce house, hay ride, pumpkins and more. Please spread the word to your neighbors, friends and relatives.
It's also not to late to help. We are still in need of cars to use for the trunk o' treat area (if you're not sure what do to with your car, just show up and we will take care of the rest!) We could also use volunteers to help at the food station (we will be selling hot dogs/chips/drinks) and with the popcorn machine. If you would be able to help by bringing your car or volunteering your time, please email doug at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know where you can help.
Finally, before I wrap up this week's edition of TAB, Rose and I want to say a huge "THANK YOU" for "pounding" our pantry with some great food! Also, I want to say a special "thank you" to Nancy Hester for putting it all together and for the Hester's and Bells, who packed up and delivered the food. I have attached some pictures that were taken just after the food was dropped off at our house.
Over the last 9 months, you have reached out to our family in so many ways. We are truly blessed to be a part of the FBC family! Thanks for "taking in" this goofy, wayward family from California and for giving me the opportunity to serve as your pastor.
See you Sunday.