Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday Recap - Nov 15, 2009
Really enjoyed the spirit among the people of New Hope today. We've accomplished a great deal for the Kingdom this year, and it looks like we are going to finish the year with a bang!
Kevin and Missy Hickman introduced us to the overall focus for the rest of the year - The Advent Conspiracy. It's an effort by a bunch of churches across denominational lines to help people take what has become an over commercialized season and turn it back to something that can change the world. At New Hope, we're going to open an "Advent Conspiracy Store" with products that will bless the person buying it and the people who made it.
Many of the items for sale will have been made by New Hope members - from 6 years of age up. Our Child2Child ministry, where little girls make and sell products and send 100% of the proceeds to help other children will lead the way, but we'll also have other products for sale by other organizations. More about this later. The main recipient of the funds we will raise will be an organization called "From HIV to Home" that helps place orphans from the third world who are positive for HIV with families here in the states. Check out what they are doing at the link. More about this later too.
Our worship through music yesterday included "Here I Am To Worship", "Our God Saves", "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)", and "Come Just As You Are."
I wasn't really pleased with the sermon so I'll just end here.
Oh and the youth had their first special worship service last night - they did great.