John 6:1-15 we are told the story how Jesus wanted to feed the many people who
had followed him, and he taught them many lessons about being follower and what
the Kingdom of God is about on earth. Jesus wanted the disciples to feed all of
them. So, Andrew spoke up: “Andrew, who was Simon Peter's brother, said, ‘There
is a boy here who has five loaves of barley bread and two fish. But they will
certainly not be enough for all these people."’ But Jesus had them sit down and
then he gave thanks to God for the gifts from the boy.
must always be mindful of thanking people for the many gifts they have shared
with us at church and to us personally. There were a lot of people, not just
from the Outreach team and Membership team that helped put on the Block party
the first Saturday in June. Thank you for all the work you have done. Further
back in March the diaconate and many others put on the baked potato feed for
everybody after morning worship. It took a lot of people to work very hard to
make that a success. Even back in January and April we tied blanks for the
people at Stone Crest. It took a lot of people to finish that project by the Outreach
team. There were a lot of people who helped the Outreach team cook hamburger
and put the bag together for Valentine’s Day gifts for people at Stone Crest.
It took quite a few people to create and distribute the May Baskets over at
Stone Crest as well.
far, a lot of people have donated school supplies for Garton Elementary School.
The due date for all the school supplies to be brought to church is Sunday, August
14. Check the Portrait insert to see what is needed for each grade. Thank
you to all those who have brought their school supplies so far.
past month we held a neighborhood Ice Cream Social in conjunction with the
Fairmont Park Neighborhood. Thanks to the Membership to who served Ice cream
and all those who ate their fair share of ice cream. Thirty people attended.
big thanks to Diana Collins who did the foot work to help get a good deal on
all nine of the air-conditioners and furnaces we had to replace. Thank you to
all those who have donated to replenish the $58,500 it took to pay for the nine
new air-conditioners and furnaces. If you are looking to help to replenish the
money, thank you ahead of time.
big thank you to the family that donated $1000.00 to the Outreach team budget.
It is a blessing.
to Aaron Brunner for filling the pulpit for me while I was on vacation. Thanks also
to Aaron’s sister-in-law, Missy, for taking the time to sew the two new banners—one
for Christmas and one for Epiphany.
you to the Board of Capitol Hill Christian Church for working hard to make
tough decisions to spend the money to get the new air-conditioners and furnaces
and for working through the new church constitution, so we are up to date. Keep
growing spiritually in helping this congregation to grow numerically and
Pastoral Relations, and Property teams: Thank you for providing spiritual
leadership and other areas of leadership. Thanks to Jeff Kerns, Aaron Brunner
and Diana Collins for time spent going over the by-laws, policies, and church teams
job descriptions. These are very tedious jobs. Well done!
big thank you to Sandy Curfman who comes to church each week and folds the
bulletins for us.
I have left anybody else out for all the work you do for CHCC, I apologize and
I thank you as well.
to express your thankfulness to people who have helped or blessed you every day—not
just on the fourth Thursday of November.
Something to think about and do . .