Revolutionary Love kicked off with a bang this morning in Barrie. What did you think of it? It wasn't a "go home and feel good about the status quo kind of day". I'd love some early reactions. Can't wait til it launches in Orillia next weekend (Nov 30th)!
more than a series…it's a call to action. When God's love came to us
in Jesus, it was real, costly and tangible. We're calling each other
to the same level of action.
week, our campuses will join in
what we're calling a revolutionary assignment. On December 24th, we'll
review the impact your giving has had on our community and beyond. I
am so personally excited to see how we will respond to the challenge!
I think together we can make a huge impact.
Revolutionary Assignment 1
Due Date: Barrie November 23rd | Orillia November 30th
Fill an ambulance at each campus with the “least desirable”
non-perishable foods and toys. Buy some food (proteins like tuna and
peanut butter are really helpful) and some gifts (teens are often
missed – gift cards make a great teen gift) and bring them back to
Connexus next weekend as we fill one ambulance per campus with food and
gifts for the needy in Barrie and Orillia. Thanks to the Simcoe County Paramedics for the ambulances and distribution.
Revolutionary Assignment 2
Due Date: Barrie November 30th | Orillia December 7th
are partnering with the Red Cross’ Malaria Bites campaign. This week,
enlist friends and neighbours to help purchase 1500 mosquito nets –
enough to purchase mosquito nets for each child in two schools in
Liberia, Africa. One mosquito net costs only $7, and will save a
child’s life. Go to this link
to buy a net or enlist your friends. Talk to your friends on Facebook
or email some friends and neighbours and let them know they can help,
or pick up a kit this weekend in the foyer and talk to your friends in
person this week.
“What good is it, dear
brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by
your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a
brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye
and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give
that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see,
faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead
and useless.” James 2:14-17
Praying for us as we do this together.