Our heart at FBCTLH is to live for Christ and Love Tallahassee! What does it mean to neighbor our city for Christ? Through our ministry partnerships, we want our members to get involved outside our walls and serve the city. Now through December 24, we will be receiving and distributing many items across our community.
For the month of November, we will join the Children’s Home in collecting non-perishable pantry items, such as boxed or bagged foods, canned foods, instant meals, and powdered drinks. Collection bins are in the College Avenue foyer, the welcome center, by the elevator on the first floor of the Adams building, and in the main office.
Until Christmas Day, we are the host site for the Cold Nights Shelter – overflow accommodations for The Shelter when the temperature outside is forecasted below 40 degrees. We could use industrial strength blankets (Army/Navy-style), and those should be brought to the CLC desk. If you would like to volunteer to serve on nights that the CNS is open, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need 3,000 [blank] Christmas cards that include a meaningful Christian witness to give to the 1,000 inmates in the Leon County jail. Each inmate will be provided with three cards to send to family and friends, along with a tract telling them of God’s gift of love to them. Bring cards to the connect center.
We will not be providing showers for the homeless on Christmas Day this year; we are hosting the Cold Night Shelter that evening. We encourage you to support the work of the Grace Mission’s Christmas program on December 23. They’re in need of used and new socks, underwear, blankets, coats, sweatshirts, t-shirts. Please deliver them directly to Grace Mission (303 West Brevard St, Tallahassee, FL 32301).
We anticipate requests for individuals and families in need this Christmas – in our church, at Sabal Palm, and around our community. If you or your SMBS class or your Life Group would like to adopt one of these families (provide Christmas gifts or a Christmas basket), please contact email@example.com.
Operation Christmas Child
When: November 23, 2014
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches like us to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Each year, FBCTLH collects packed shoeboxes in the sanctuary and delivers them to the nearest collection point.
Our parters at Sabal Palm Elementary School need volunteers for this school year, as well as some new donations; everyone can participate! If you are willing to help with any of the following, please contact Children’s Ministry (x501). *Please do not donate any candy.
little prizes that teachers can give to students on special occasions (books, puzzles, etc.)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to operate a TV camera or the sound board for a worship service? Here is your chance! The media ministry is looking for volunteers who are interested in advancing the message of Christ through audio and video technologies. Training will be provided; the only requirement is a willingness to serve joyfully!
We need you! God continues to bless our FBC family with children who are eager to learn more about Jesus. In order to remain faithful to our responsibilities, we need adults who will love and teach boys and girls.