Song of the Week – Psalm 139 – Far To Wonderful

Psalm 139 reminds us that we are wonderfully made by God and that God is aware of all things happening in our lives. May this song bring you into the joy and love of God

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Mission Trips 2018!

Next summer we will be serving with Youth Works for both of our summer mission trips!

Jr. High will be heading to Eastern Shore, VA from June 24-29

Sr. High will be heading to the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in MN from July 7-14

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Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Our prayers are with all those in the gulf effected by Hurricane Harvey. If you are looking for a way to help, then check out World Vision and donate to help with their emergency relief.

FROM THE FIELD

Hurricane Harvey: What to know and how you can help

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in south-central Texas late Friday night. It threatened millions of residents with 130-mph winds, heavy rains, and a massive storm surge that swamped coastal areas. Here’s what you need to know so far.

Explore facts and FAQs about Hurricane Harvey, and learn how you can help:

Why is Hurricane Harvey such a big deal?

Hurricane Harvey is the country’s first major (Category 3 or higher) hurricane since Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in October 2005. Hurricane Wilma was stronger than Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, both part of the same storm season.

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How strong is Hurricane Harvey?

Late Friday evening, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm to a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of up to 130 mph. The storm dropped heavy rainfall across south central Texas and has since been downgraded to a Category 2.

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday night as a Category 4 storm. (©2017 courtesy of NOAA)
Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday night as a Category 4 storm. (©2017 courtesy of NOAA) 

How much damage will Hurricane Harvey cause?

Forecasters anticipate catastrophic flooding as the slow-moving storm lingers and dumps up to 40 inches of rain in some places across Texas.

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How is World Vision responding?

As the Category 4 storm approached land, World Vision began shipping relief goods from four of its field sites across the United States. The items are scheduled to arrive at the agency’s North Texas warehouse Monday from warehouses in Fife, Washington; Chicago; Philippi, West Virginia; and Grand Prairie, Texas.

“We’ve been responding to emergencies in the U.S. for decades,” says Reed Slattery, World Vision’s national program director for the United States. “But it looks like Harvey is going to pack a big punch when it hits Texas. We want to make sure to get these relief supplies down there as quickly as possible to help the children and families affected by this storm.”

Emergency supplies headed to the disaster zone include: tents, sleeping bags, coolers, food kits, personal hygiene items, school supplies, socks, clothes, diapers, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and latex gloves. Products will be distributed to local partners and community leaders in Texas.

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How can I help?

Right now, our warehouse staff, truck drivers, and local partners are working to mobilize and deliver relief supplies to affected communities as quickly and safely as possible.

  • Consider helping us continue the flow of emergency supplies by donating to World Vision’s Disaster Relief in the U.S. Fund. You will directly affect our efforts to care for families in great need after this catastrophe.
  • Join us in praying for people affected by the storm as well as for emergency responders:

“Almighty Father, we ask for Your mercy on those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Protect people. Guide emergency responders as they seek to help those in need.”

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Help World Vision provide Hurricane Harvey relief.

Make a donation today to our Disaster Relief in the U.S. Fund.

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Join With Freedom United To End Modern Slavery

If you are looking for a great way to do meaningful and sustaining activist work to help make a difference in the world, then check out Freedom United.

Create a profile and you can learn about all their campaigns to end slavery around the world, take meaningful steps of action, learn through videos, and much more through earning Freedom Badges. (See below video about their freedom badges)

MY FREEDOM BADGES

WHAT ARE FREEDOM BADGES AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?

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Medallions and emblems hold an important place in the history of the abolitionist movement. Our anti-slavery activist ancestor Josiah Wedgwood, known for developing the pottery industry, contributed to the cause by designing and producing the famous Wedgwood medallion in the late 1780s. These were worn by people like us to show their support for ending the transatlantic slave trade and help spread the word. The medallions were worn on their lapels, in hatpins, brooches and even on snuffboxes. We’ve created Freedom Badges for the same purpose. They are virtual medallions that help us keep track of all the steps we’ve taken to oppose modern slavery and to share on social media, just as they were shared hundreds of years ago. Some can even be earned again each time you take action.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS


Twelve million actions. Six million Facebook supporters. Two million email advocates. Thousands of partners, activists, and survivor advocates. All working together to end a $150 billion industry which exploits tens of millions of people. Modern slavery will end when we have the numbers on our side.

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JP Richmond Photos

If you would like to see photos from our JP mission trip to Richmond, you can check them all out here

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Boston Mission Trip Pictures

We have put together some photos from our Boston Mission Trip. These are only from a couple of people so if you have any you would like to share please let me know and we can add them!

To see photos from our trip click here

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Help End Childhood Cancer

On Sept 23 our youth group will head to Washington, DC to join with many others in supporting St. Jude’s Hospital to help care for children who have cancer and their families.  Let us represent our church with many voices and walk together in DC, raising our voice and funds to care for these beautiful children. You can sign up with our group here

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World Refugee Day

Yesterday was World Refugee Day

May we pray, may we cry, may we walk with, may we act, may we love.

Ways to Act:
Join with the Church World Service to advocate, sign, petition, donate, raise funds and more to help care for refugees. https://greateras1.org/ACT/

Check Out Syrian Refugee Child: A Story Told in 23 Photos

 

Syrian refugee children head home with crowns and painted faces after another fun day at one of the Child Friendly Space and Early Childhood Education centers for Syrian Refugee children, near Zahle’ in Bekaa, Lebanon.

 

 

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Youth Counselor Stereotypes

Do any of our youth adult leaders resemble these?!

 

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Check out this great book that shares the amazing stories of 100 women! May these stories inspire you.

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