I mentioned in our last post that we will be looking for ways to serve our community. Sometimes that means our immediate community. And sometimes that requires of us that we look far beyond our immediate community. On a short run through town the other day, I stopped in the local city hall to get a drink of water. While I was there, I saw a flier published by the Braidwood Fire Department notifying locals of the urgent need to collect specific supplies for the victims of Hurricane Irma. I grabbed a copy and finished my run home, excited by the ways that opportunities seem to jump out at you when your mind is more focused on finding them.

I made copies of the flier and made them available at both our Saturday night and Sunday morning services. I hope you were all able to grab a copy and make some purchases! If not, there is still time! I will be collecting items at both services and making a trip to the Fire Department on Monday, October 2. This is going to be an ongoing drive so there will be more opportunities to give toward this urgent need. In the meantime, please feel free to share this post as widely as you can! The more people that know about this great need and the easy ways in which they can help, the better!

May God bless you for your generosity.

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (ESV)