Thursday, September 20, 2007

meeting for parents this Sunday

We would like to invite those of you that are parents (or at least one of the two of you) to come early this week to talk about the way we go about ministering to the children of our community.  We are interested in talking through finding a new and family centered ways to give time to teaching our kids.  We will meet at 4:40 pm at Court Street and we would love if at least one parent from each family and whoever else might be interested in helping with the kids

Friday, September 14, 2007

Box Top Special through Sunday

From Rebeccah Boyd:

Here is the flyer from Winn Dixie this week 9/12 - 9/18.  If you buy 20 things with box tops on them (using your Winn Dixie card) you get 170 box tops instantly.  They will print these out for you at time of checkout.  If you go and buy another 10 box tops in the same week, you get another 70 box tops.  In other words, you get $17 for buying the things you normally buy, and if you go back, you get another $7.  Go Winn Dixie!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Work to be done at Homes of Hope

Here is a letter from Michael Garrett with the details of the work that needs to be done this Saturday Morning.

This is an update about our work day on the new property This saturday.  We will begin at 8:00.  I believe that if we have everyone their we will done in a few hours.  Please let me know if you will be able to attend, if you have not already done so.

1.  We need at least one tractor and lawn mower to mow large area. (Right now we have one lawn mower)

2.  We will need several weed eaters. (Right now we have three) One or two more would be helpful.

3.  There are a lot of little trees and bushes that need to be taken
down. So a chainsaw and some trimmers would be helpful.  (Right now we do not have any)

4.  We will need several people to just help us clean up around the
property and take down a old fence.  (May need hammers, Gloves and wire cutters)

Please email me and let me know what you will be able to bring.

I hope that you are excited as I am to finally be working on the
property that will one day be our Children's Home.


Take 59 to HWY 11 toward Purvis
Go about three miles and you will see a Monument business
Turn left after the Monument business (White Chapel Road)
Go about two miles down the road and our land is on the left just before the road T's with Harold Tucker.

Dr. Michael Garrett, Executive Director
Homes of Hope for Children, Inc.
P.O. Box 18496
Hattiesburg, MS 39404

Office: (601)450-1188
Fax: (601)450-1187

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Location for public meetings!

It appears that the Hampton's house may fall in on itself if we all continue to try and cram ourselves in their upstairs room.  It is a good problem to run out of the room, but it is a problem none the less.  We have been searching for someplace to meet that will not drain our resources and where we can maintain the intimacy that I personally have quickly grown to love about our meeting times.  Enter our brothers and sisters at Court Street United Methodist Church.  They have graciously offered us the use of their chapel on Sunday Nights.  This will give us an intimate meeting place as well as a nursery for the kids.  We are very thankful to Pastor Bruce Case and the leadership of the church for their generosity and support.

Our times will remain the same
5:00     hangout, drink coffee, and eat a little.
5:30      Meeting time 

here is a map to Court Street (or you can click on this link for a google map)
See you there!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Last Week's Sermon

I re-recorded the talk from last week for the benefit of those of you who could not make it.  I felt a little weird sitting in my house by myself preaching to the air, but if I am honest I would have to say that I changed my life...
just kidding. 

You can get it at our podcast page or through itunes.  Below I have posted the diagram that was printed on the back of your song sheets last week. (diagram taken from Alan Hirsch's The Forgotten Ways


Monday, September 3, 2007

Are you Greek or Hebrew?

Here is your chance to play with this new fangled internet thing.  For those of you that were able to attend Sunday Night we talked about the idea that the Kingdom of God was not a matter of just talking and believing, but of power and activity.  Unfortunately the recording did not work Sunday so I am going to have to re-record the talk by myself in the next couple of days, which should be interesting and weird.  So if you were not there I do not have a recording for you yet.

If you were there I would like to hear from you (use comments below) about your thoughts on the ideas we shared.  Do you think we as followers of Christ have placed more importance on believing right than acting on it?  Examples?  Do you see this same trend in your life?  In what areas?  Is there anything that you are going to do (or have done) this week to move towards putting some flesh to belief?