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Mission Team News Cathy Cronk

Isn’t it awesome to see and experience the great mission work being done here at Christ Community United Methodist Church? How wonderful to be a part of God’s Great Commission, to seek the least, the lost and the lonely. Just to highlight some of our missions; we were blessed to commission Pastor BJ & Rick Woodside to Ugandan mission field, we are preparing for the CROP Walk, and we are gathering winter clothes and blankets to give to our refugees. When I think of all that is going on, not only with our mission work, but all our ministries, I am reminded of one of BJ’s recent sermons, when he said our job is not to chase the darkness away but to be a light in the darkness, we are not to go out and tell the world how bad it is, our job is to live the light! I am so thankful to be a part of this church family who truly live the light! If you are looking for a way to live your light, come and join our mission team. We gather the third Wednesday of every month to meet and then pray together. There were nine of us who gathered last month for prayer and what an amazing time we had! I hope we make it to ten this month. Please remember to keep Pastor BJ, Rick, Wayne and the entire Nexus Seminar in your daily prayers. Upcoming Missions:

• Crop Walk: Sunday, Oct. 18

at 1:30 pm at the Salt Museum in Onondaga Lake Park. Our goal is to have 25 walkers participate and to raise $2500! What is a CROP Hunger Walk? Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. To join the CCUMC team or to sponsor a walker, see Patti Marvin or go to the Mission page on our website:

• The CCUMC Mission Team is once again collecting GENTLY USED, CLEAN clothing for the Fall Clothing GiveAway. The event will be on Saturday October 31 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Father’s Heart Ministries at 909 Butternut Street in Syracuse. They desperately need winter clothing, including outer wear and boots, as well as blankets. You can bring them to church and leave them on the Mission Table outside B.J.’s office. It would be really helpful (but not necessary) if you presorted the items in separate bags (men, women, boys, girls). There’s a sign-up sheet on the Mission Table for volunteers to help sort, bag and transport clothing on Friday evening (Oct 30) and for helpers on the day of the event. • Hope for Africa Children’s Choir will be in our area from October 22-October 25th. This choir is from Kam-


pala, Uganda Humble School (a United Methodist School). There are two ways for you to be involved: 1. Come hear them sing at Christ Community on Saturday evening, October 24 at 7:00pm. A love offering will be taken and African items will be sold. OR 2. Host 2-3 children and one of their chaperones. This entails providing beds for Thursday thru Saturday nights and breakfast each morning; then transporting them to the church where they will be performing that day between 9:00 & 10:00am. They will need to be picked up Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings around 9:00pm. If you can help, please contact Joyce Trinkley-Wolfson a t 6 3 5 - 6 6 8 0 o r • Davis Matovu from Nexus Seminary Uganda will be here November 1-8. Watch for more information. • Our next Mission Meeting is October 21st at 6:00 and prayer at 7:00 — come find out how you can shine the light of Christ!

CCUMC Close-up Oct. 2009  

Christ Community United Methodist Church magazine

CCUMC Close-up Oct. 2009  

Christ Community United Methodist Church magazine