We Are the Witnesses

Below is a link to the sermon audio from Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Blessings!

Making a Difference this Mother’s Day

*Received this from Week of Compassion and thought I should share! – Alex*

Mother’s Day is approaching! Why not honor the mothers in your life by sharing a gift that makes a difference in the lives of women all over the world? Several of our partners are providing special opportunities for you to pay tribute to the women who inspire you this Mother’s Day.

Safe Motherhood Kits Save Lives Around The World

According to the World Health Organization, for every woman who dies in childbirth, 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease. That’s 10 million women a year whose lives are at risk, and whose children suffer with them.

IMA World Health’s Safe Motherhood Kits provide clean and sterile birthing supplies to expectant mothers in developing countries – areas where infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Too often, unsafe and unsanitary birthing conditions are to blame.

One $25 donation provides an entire Safe Motherhood Kit™ to an expectant mother, from the materials and packaging to shipping, delivery and training. Think of it-a $25 donation may be a matter of life and death for a mother and her baby.

Give a Beautiful Gift to Mothers in Your Life, Opportunity for Mothers Around the World

You can also support the work of Week of Compassion while shopping for Prosperity Candle gifts. Every Prosperity Candle gift helps a mother rebuild her life, while also giving your mom a beautiful gift. Choose “Week of Compassion” at checkout under the “How did you hear about us?” section so that a portion of your purchase supports the Week of Compassion Women’s Empowerment Fund .

To start, take a look at their gift guide for ideas! Order by May 7th to make sure your gift is delivered in time for the holiday!

 CWS Blankets+ Provide Resources for a Viable Future

Blankets+ is a special mission opportunity for all ages. Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold CWS Blankets+ events, providing funds to help people in need around the world, including the U.S. Blankets and Tents for vulnerable people following disasters, as well as wells, seeds, and other tools to help families build a foundation for the future. You can even send special Mother’s Day cards and e-cards to promote Blankets+.

Worship through Service

Our special 5th-Sunday worship through service opportunity has been moved a week early this month.  In honor of Earth Day, we will be working on the Labyrinth and weeding the planters around the church property on April 22nd following worship.  We will have a quick lunch in the pavilion and then set to work for a couple of hours.  Bring along your gloves, shovels, rakes, etc. and join us as we worship through service!