We are in the last few weeks of our shoe drive... and if you’ve seen the bags of shoes we’ve gathered so far, I’m sure you feel the same sense of pride in our church that I do!
Since I’ll be on vacation the next few weeks, I wanted to encourage you to help us finish our shoe drive strong. Here are a few ideas of how you can collect a few more bags of shoes:
Think of friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members who might have shoes they no longer use and pick them up from them. Or, they can always drop them off on the porch of the church if that’s more convenient.
Go to garage sales and ask them if they’d be willing to donate their shoes following their sale. Offer to pick them up when they’ve finished.
Clean out your own closets and see if there are a pair or two that you can part with for a good cause.
Our shoe drive officially ends July 19, 2014, so it’s not too late to jump in and help out! We will likely have a few days following the conclusion to gather a few more pairs, but please do everything you can to get them in by our deadline. I’ll let you know when we get our pick-up scheduled... we definitely need some help, and it’ll be fun to celebrate the results of our first-ever shoe drive!
P.S. I’m excited that we will have great preachers filling in for the next two weeks while I’m on vacation.
On July 13, 2014, Rev. Keith L. Head will be preaching at both campuses. I served along side Keith at Grace UMC in Sherman, where he served as lead pastor. We did a lot of creative ministry at Grace, and I’m excited that you will get the opportunity to meet him next Sunday.
On July 20, 2014, our own Wayne Woods will preach at the Pleasant Valley Campus at 9:00 a.m., and Rev. John Thornburg, my preaching professor at Perkins School of Theology, will preach at the Journey service. I know both Wayne and John will bring a great message that day. You don’t want to miss it!
See you on July 22, 2014, for Vacation Bible School!