We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!
This Sunday we’ll be having a Life Group celebration in each environment!
One of the ways we get to unleash a revolution of love around the world is through partnering with other amazing organizations. Recently, one of our partners in Haiti, Hughes Bastien, shared his story in a TED Talk.
Hughes started The Coalition of Children in Need (COCINA) 20 years ago. And since then, CONCINA has continued to extend hope by educating over 2400 students, administering health care at Univers Medical Hospital, and maintaining an agricultural empowerment initiative on a 200 acre farm.
As you listen to Hughes' talk, hear how he describes his childhood and what the work has meant to him. We are excited to be partnering with Hughes and, through our Unleashed offering on December 6, we will be able to help COCINA continue to unleash a revolution of love in Haiti! Specifically, we’ll be using a portion of the offering to help fund the vocational school at COCINA for an entire year.
Want to see first-hand what goes on at COCINA? We have 9 trips scheduled for 2016 where 125 of you have the opportunity to go serve alongside Hughes. There’s still plenty of space available, and we would love to have you join us on one or more of these trips! Contact Robin to learn more.
Ever receive the perfect gift? Maybe it was the one you were hoping for. Or the one that made it clear how well the giver knew you. Or perhaps it was the one that was simply a huge surprise but blew you away at it’s extravagance. The perfect gift is an exciting thing to experience. As we approach Christmas, gift-giving and -receiving is high on most people’s radar. But have you ever thought about it in terms of the best gift you can give to God? That gift is the gift of… yourself!
Your decision to become part of God’s family forever could make this the best Christmas ever! On Monday, December 14, we are going to host another awesome opportunity for people at Southland to take the plunge in the waters of baptism. Join us at our Richmond Road or Danville Campus at 6:30pm that night and we’ll be there to help you take this awesome step! Come out ready to jump in the water and be sure to bring a towel.
If you’d like to talk with someone about taking this step, give me a shout! And if you’ve already given God this gift of your life, plan to stop in and help us celebrate those who are taking this step with a high five and a hug!
Danville is steadily preparing for Christmas right now. But there are a few families who don’t have the resources to do anything out of the ordinary to prepare for this time of celebrating Christ’s birth. But we have a cool opportunity for you and your family to help make Christmas happen for them!
Southland is partnering with Danville Public Schools to adopt 15 families who need gifts, food, and groceries this Christmas. The school, who seeks to meet their needs year-round, has connected us with the families in greatest need. Through this awesome partnership with the schools, we have the chance to alongside both the families and the schools to help bring a wonderful Christmas to the whole family.
At Connection Point, you'll find a Families First Christmas-Blitz-Tree with cards hanging as ornaments. Each one shares the need for a gift card to McDonalds, groceries, or a specific gift. Just grab the ornament of your choice, fill out your information, tear it off, and give it to us! We will be in contact with any additional information you may need! Next, simply buy the item or items and, finally, bring them back to Connection Point the weekend of December 6th or 13th!
We hope you will be a part of spreading the joy of Christmas in Danville! if you want to learn more!
We have the opportunity each week to be a part of something amazing. Just by giving an extra dollar every weekend, we get to take part in generously extending hope to families in Central Kentucky and care for their financial needs.
A couple weeks ago we received a Dollar Club application for a single mom with three kids. Over the past five years, she's been working as hard as she can to provide for her kids since their dad doesn't provide any support.
Back in July, she was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Since then, she's continued to work full-time to provide for her family even in the midst of radiation treatments and two tissue removal procedures. Through everything, her children have stayed her priority and she's stayed strong to make sure they have everything they need.
Unfortunately, the treatments have become more intense in recent months leaving her exhausted and unable to work. And at the end of the month, she'll be undergoing surgery to remove the tumor and is unsure of how she'll be able to provide for her children while she recovers. That's when we get to step in.
Through the Dollar Club, we're going to cover the family's living expenses for a few months while she finishes up what has been an exhausting journey. We're going to make sure her children are provided for so she can focus on recovering and getting the rest she needs.
Keep this and all of the other Dollar Club stories from this year close in your mind as we come together on December 6 for our Unleashed year-end offering. If we're able to radically bless families like this each week just by giving an extra dollar, imagine what's possible if we all come together and give sacrificially!