The second Sunday of Advent and the "Spend Less" week.
Before worship, Sarah Hickman helped us learn about what the numbers for how much Americans spend on Christmas and what could be done if we spend less. Clean water, food for the hungry, and HIV meds - all are possible if we focus our attention on people and not presents. Then Missy Hickman made us aware of an opportunity through fromhivtohome.org to give the gift of an orphan's support to people this Christmas.
It is amazing that we can literally save lives by purchasing items that are produced by people in the third world. The Scriptures say that Jesus went about doing good. We can too.
Our music today was:
God With Us
O Come All Ye Faithful
Give Me Jesus
Come Home Running
As I wrote yesterday, this week's theme was personally convicting so I do hope that God used what we did today to touch the hearts of others and change how we spend so we can do more good.
Don't forget that the New Hope website has a page of links you can use to do good when you do decide to spend.