Saturday, November 7, 2009

With So Much More Than We Could Ever Deserve

Two Weeks and counting; this is where we stand
Jason delivered 600 plus yards of fleece Friday afternoon.
We quickly set up stations and cut blanket sets. In a few short hours we had ninety blankets cut, ready to fringe and knot.

Praise God!!
Due to extraordinary donations, we are set to purchase an additional 375 yards in the next few days. Once that fabric is purchased, we will only need about 50 blankets to reach our goal of delivering 500 blankets to the family's of McDowell County for Christmas.

Folks, this means we will have several hundred blankets that still need to be tied between now and the first week of December.
How YOU Can Help
We will be holding a flock party each day from 11:30am to 2:30pm next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at
on the 3rd floor choir rehearsal area of the worship center building. If you are able, please plan on joining our faithful crew in preparing the fleece for our blanket tying marathon affectionately titled a
Heven-ly Harvest Hoedown
Friends, this event is just 2 weeks away on Saturday November 21st between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
You do NOT have to spend the day with us!
You can if you choose, but you don't have to.

If you do nothing else, bring your family, friends and neighbors - spend a portion of your day tying some love knots, signing a few cards and send up some thoughtful prayers for our Appalachian neighbors.
We will have delicious foods courtesy of

Diane and Augie Oberkrom of The Soul Food Market
A terrific group of performers including the musical talent of
Heather Richardson as she debuts her new CD "He is Good"
Many local Fleece for the Flock members plan to attend.
But we will need a host of other blanket angels to complete the task.

If you can tie a knot, sign a thoughtful card or say a prayer make the time and get yourself there. If your schedule prevents it, let others know who CAN make it. Let them fill in for you.
With every ones help, we can be the hope for
For all you flock members unable to attend in body,
continue to pray for the rest of us and the folks
receiving each blanket, scarf and socks.

Dear ones, God has blessed us all with so much more than any of us could ever deserve and we should all be reminded of what Jesus said,
" I tell you the truth, whatever we did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me"
Much love,
tammy and mary
"If you are generous with the hungry
and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness,
your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go.
I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—
firm muscles, strong bones.
You'll be like a well-watered garden,
a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,
rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You'll be known as those who can fix anything,
restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,
make the community livable again."
to be blessed by the full text check out Isaiah 58

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