You’ve heard the saying, a random act of kindness. Anne Herbert claims to have coined it when she wrote it on a place mat at a Sausalito restaurant in the ’80s. I think it’s cute. But, what if we thought of acts of kindness not as random, but rather, intentional? Wouldn’t that make them important, even significant because they were thought out and someone followed through?
Sunday we discover that God always works with a plan. You might say God is intentional at all times. Isaiah comes through with a huge surprise in the midst of darkness in Isaiah 9. It’s like a sheer beam of light in the darkness of divided and troubled political times. Perhaps it is an act that will shine light on us too, in 2016. Join us at 9:15 for Sunday School and 10:30 for Worship. I can’t wait to see you!
How many times have you talked to someone–a youth or child–about peer pressure? You can see it, but can they? How do we avoid those poor influences? It might surprise you that God talks about that very subject to Isaiah. It’s a relevant message to our culture. Also, ANNA MURPHY gives a testimony.
This week you should have received a letter with a Commitment Card to make your pledge for 2017. This Sunday, Commitment Sunday, you will have a time to bring your pledge card. Please fill out the card for this special time of worship. We celebrate THANKSGIVING also, with a special “thankfulness tree.” Then at 6:00 p.m. we enjoy THANKSGIVING DINNER together. Turkey and drinks are provided and you do the rest! Please bring two side dishes, salads, or desserts to feed 12. All are invited. Bring your friends!
READ the MESSAGE: The Light of God’s Word
During this Community in Unity event hosted by 10 CHURCHES, we had a flash mob and a giant hand-holding circle. We sang, the Duncanville High School choir sang, and the Dallas Police Choir sang songs of hope and unity. We prayed for peace. We told Bible stories about how to overcome bitterness, injury, crisis, and abandonment by others. It was a wonderful, hopeful, joy-filled event.
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