It ALSO is my mother-in-law, Katie Noake's birthday and also my grandson Ian's birthday.
I call Ian, Professor Dougie [Remember Dougie Howser, M.D.? Ian reminds me of him in a non-medical way.]
[Brian brings up an interview with some nobody clergy guy who says that many clergy don't even believe in God and we never really know.]
It simply means you are tapping into the dying church, not the living one!
It's sort of like going to the cemetery and reporting that there are a lot of dead people there (:-) How unusual!
Many of the dead have already been recycled and become part of the living church.
Local Outreach Opportunities
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES- What can you do to serve in our city?
Local Ministries is collecting non-perishable food items. Check our donation trunks in the foyer for more details on the most needed items that we can give to bless families in our city. Please call Rina at 265-3180 if you have any questions.
Teens are often times overlooked during donation drives. Let us show these students how much they are cared for this month by donating items that mean a lot to them. All donations will go to the kids at Carmel Middle School south of town at Christmas time. Donation bins are available on either side of the foyer outside the living room. On the donation bins you can find lists of supplies needed. Please call Rina at 265-3180 if you have any questions.
You can donate suggested items or money to create care packages for members of the 4th Infantry Division deployed in Iraq. We also need volunteers to assemble and ship the care packages. Please drop off your item donations or checks to the church from November 7th through 30th. For more information about volunteering go to our event listings (www.newlifechurch.org/outreach). Questions? Call Jill at 719-645-9777.
Our special needs friends are an integral part of our church family. They will be so blessed by a practical sign of our support. Helps us assemble care packages, shop for fun items or donate towards the purchase of items. For more information call Rina at
- Launched a Local Ministries Prayer & Information meeting (including Dream Center updates) on the first Wednesday of every month in the WPC, Room 107, at 7pm.The next meeting is on September 8th.
- Served dozens of elderly folks in the Knob Hill area on July 31st by sprucing up their homes and yards.
- 100 volunteers prepared Queen Palmer Elementary for the new school year.
- Partnered with Springs Rescue Mission to improve their grounds.
- Donated school supplies to Northern Churches Care's Back to School program.
- Donated a couple of hundred pounds of food to Northern Churches Care and Springs Rescue Mission.
- Celebrated hundreds of military families at a reception on August 29th.
- Provided 176 deploying soldiers with gift bags to support them during their tour.
- Started the first children's running club at Queen Palmer Elementary.
He is one of my heroes. I told him so today at Tim's. I told him I want to be as active helping others at 83 as he is.
Oh yes you can nitpick but they are the basic standards that most people are happy that others live by! Even if they don't.
I would think at least ONE of them would be happy but they seem not...
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 9:38 AM,
Brian asks, "Is your pastor an atheist like me?" He forgot that I taught him he was an agnostic. Oh well. I know my pastor's are not because they are part of the living church. And I have NEVER heard sermons from Brian that even compare in a thousand years to the sermons I hear from Pastor Randy and Pastor Cuke. It is certainly obvious what they believe. Now in the dying church, it may be hard to tell. (:-)
Here is his conribution to that thought.
Editor: The dying church does not have to lie down to die. One can feign life quite well by standing up and still being dead. Of course not physically dead, but dead spiritually. No power source. Sad but true.