Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Upcoming Projects - Ways to lend hands and heart!

Below is a list of some of the projects Fleece for the Flock has committed to for the remainder of 2010.

Angel House

Living Water for Girls

Bethany Place  Home for Women and Children

The Cherokee Family Violence Center

2 groups of our Appalachian Neighbors in West Virginia

Children from 3 to 18 of the Clarkston, Georgia International Community

The projected blankets needed is nearly 2,000.

Various businesses, Bible study groups, churches and independent donors are stepping up to help fill the needs. We have some precious benefactors, who much like the widow Christ spoke of in the Bible, regularly deliver fleece or some of of their meager wages to see that others may know the joy and love they experienced as earlier FFF blanket recipient.   Please pray, do all that you can to support and share our mission as we seek to obtain nearly the 6000 yards of material needed for these upcoming projects.

Our hope and prayer is that each of you will partner with us in meeting these needs.  Many of these opportunities are physically in the Atlanta area.  We welcome everyone who can, to attend the various upcoming blanket making events, tie some knots, write notes, encourage and pray for the hundreds to be blessed by these home-spun bundles of love and hope.

Save the Dates!

LoveLoud Weekend: About 8 weeks from now you are encouraged to join Mary, me and about 3,000 of our neighbors as we spend 3 days loving loudly on our Northwest Georgia community.  Beginning Thursday October 21st and through Saturday the 23rd, (starting at 8am each day) you find us 'womaning' Blanket Central at FBCW.  If you have never tied a blanket or attended one of our 'Flock' parties this is an excellent opportunity for hands on experience.  Not only will we be making blankets, writing encouraging notes and praying over all, there will be multiple opportunities to actually deliver and love on our blanket recipients.  All of the more than 700 blankets tied these three days will be given out during the same time.  Please join us that weekend if you can and prepare to be blessed!

2010 Heavenly Harvest Hoedown: Our 2010 HHH is set for Saturday, November 13th from 8am to 5pm at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia.  This year's HHH will focus on the almost 1,300 blankets and scarves needed for Christmas delivery to the youth of the Clarkston Georgia International Community, our Appalachian neighbors in West Virginia and the women and children of a local battered women's shelter.  Come share bountiful blessings with neighbors near and far.  Hope to see you there!

"What I'm interested in seeing you do is:
   sharing your food with the hungry,
   inviting the homeless poor into your homes,
   putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,
   being available to your own families.
Do this and the lights will turn on,
   and your lives will turn around at once.
Your righteousness will pave your way.
   The God of glory will secure your passage.
Then when you pray, God will answer.
   You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.'  

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. "
                                                  Isaiah 58: 7-9 and 10-12

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