Christmas a time for giving
Hometown Christmas: This year we want to bless residents of group homes in Helena. Cristina Johnson has organize this project for FBC of MT and several other churches in Helena. Tags with names of clients and a suggested gift are on a table in the Fellowship Hall. Pick one up and bring your gift wrapped and marked with the name and group home to the church on Dec. 16.
Homemade Cookies: We are gathering homemade cookies to give to the Central School Construction Crew. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.
Hats and Mittens: Please purchase hats, mittens and socks to decorate our sanctuary tree. These will be given to organizations in our community that help people in need to bless them with something warm for Christmas - deadline is Sunday December 23.
Greetings from Dollie's desk
We have enjoyed such a lovely fall and all the colors. It’s sad to see them go.
I had a really nice trip to Texas for my 65th class reunion and visits with family and friends.
We want to remember the Jerry Foster family over the loss of Florence. I also lost a classmate who was at our reunion, died two weeks later. Reminds us that God gives us one day at a time. Make use of it to share God’s love.
On October 14 we dedicated and blessed the quilts made by the ladies of FBC. Quilts and scarves were delivered to God’s Love Shelter by Seeley and I. Three quilts were given to the Y. Thanks to all the ladies who put the quilts together so others can be warm this winter. We have lots of means to share with others.
We are making plans for our annual Christmas Dinner on Dec. 8th at 4pm. We hope each of you will be planning to bring family and friends and share with us.
We also have many who have health issues: Maxine Treadway, Arlene Mathews, and others. Arlene was in the hospital for a few days. She is now back at her apartment at Touch Mark.
Today as I read my devotions I had this one I would like to share with you. Since we do quilts this was good: As a master quilter carefully constructs quilts, so God has created us for specifically good works that our particular skills, talents and gifts can meet. God has stitched us in love and graced us with faith. It is our responsibility to follow God’s way for us and reach out to those God brings across our path. We are to serve God as useful works of art.
So I leave you with this verse: “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10
Until next month, may God bless you,