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An Abundance of Goodness

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 

I Peter 4:8-10


Bicycles, scooters, dolls, and the like have lined the halls this week as our staff and CPS workers organize and wrap the gifts that you brought for children in foster care as part of Project Giving Tree. Your love and generosity has been abundant, and we thank you for it.

Over the next few weeks, we will have many opportunities to show Christ's love, to be of generous spirit, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas morning. We will welcome many new and familiar faces through our doors. We will serve many cookies and much hot chocolate. We will share tamales and sing together. And as we do so, may the abundance of God's goodness spill over into our words of welcome and our attitudes of worship. May those we encounter, both at church and elsewhere, read the hospitality of God in our smiles.

We would especially appreciate your help with a few upcoming events, Please consider serving through one of the opportunities below. 




CPS Christmas Party – Saturday, December 16, 9am-2pm

Partner with our CPS workers to host a Christmas party for foster children and their families.

Sign up to help with the CPS Christmas Party here.

Donate Homemade Cookies

We will need about 500 dozen homemade cookies for events on December 20 and 24.  If you are a baker, we could use a batch or two of your favorite kind of cookies.  Drop them off any time between now and the 22nd in our main office. Tell us you are bringing cookies here.

Be a part of our Tamalada Team

Wednesday, December 20th, we our having our Tamalada Dinner from 5p to 6p in the North Campus Worship Center.  If you would like to help set up, serve, or clean up, sign up here.

Hospitality and Greeter Volunteers for Christmas Eve

There are opportunities all day on Christmas Eve to help greet folks or hand out Christmas cookies and hot chocolate on both sides of our campus.  If hospitality is your gift, we have a place for you to serve!  Please contact Jessica Caccamese by calling 210-696-1033 or by email,  .


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