Gayla Needs Our Help

kid-super-heroesFrom week to week, Gayla, Dalton, Margaret, Carolyn and others, minister to our children.  From personal experience, I can tell you that there are many weeks when these folks would like to have a chance just to come to a church gathering without responsibility.  It doesn’t matter how passionate a person is about anything, there are times when all of us need to disconnect.  As you pray for these folks, pray that God would supply a back up for each worker so that we could provide a break for them on a regular basis.

That being said, Gayla is digging deep into her energy and time reserve again this year.  She is wanting to put a float in the Christmas parade.  She needs help and financial resources.  As if she had loads of discretionary time, she is also trying to put a Christmas play/musical together.  The theme for the play centres around super heroes and she is looking for costumes that we might borrow for the event.  What we cannot find as donations we will have to purchase.  If you have any we are asking that you might bring them to church tomorrow (November 27th).

Gayla Dalton, Margaret, Carolyn … on behalf of your church family, I’d like to inadequately express our appreciation for all that you do so unassumingly.  Your quiet, consistent dedication is powerful.  This kind of effort is what God blesses in ways that we often cannot measure at the time.  Thanks so much. (If I have forgotten anyone, I am so sorry.)


Kids Night

Kirby Strikes Again

I so appreciate Kirby and those who are so faithful to rally to her when she calls for help geared toward our children.  She was unable to do a Young Lifers program this Fall and has decided to have a one-night event.  I am posting the following note on her behalf and asking you to share this on your timelines in order to get the word around and to find the help that she is looking for.

Thanks in advance.

Hey everyone! I am getting things organized for our fun night with the kids, which is just around the corner. I am in need of the following items:

  • 100 unfrosted cupcakes (any flavour)the-great-candy-compromise-10-ways-to-negotiate-sweets-consumption-with-your-kids-on-halloween-mainphoto
  • 6-8 cans of white frosting
  • 100 mini candy canes
  • 100 regular sized candy canes (red and white striped only)

If you can help me out with any of this, let me know ? We need everything for Tuesday, December 6th.

Thanks so much!!!


Let’s see what we can do to make a great night for our kids.

A CLC Update

Good Thursday afternoon folks.  I am in my office this afternoon feeling simultaneously grateful and brain dead.  Sometimes sermons are a matter of inspiration and others a matter of perspiration.  That’s what is occupying my thoughts today and I am having difficulty generating anything that I personally would rush to church to hear.  Fortunately I do not preach alone.  I am hoping I feel better when I stand before you on Sunday than I do just now.

There are a few things that I’d like to highlight.

church-basementNext week we are decorating the church.  This falls most of the time to those who have done it faithfully over the years.  They need help.  On Monday afternoon, the decorations which are stored in the church basement, need to be brought up to the sanctuary.  I’ll begin this task around 1:30pm in case any of you have energy that you’d like to burn off.

The decorating will begin at 10:00am on Tuesday the 29th.  This is a big job.  One of the most challenging aspects of this is the tree decoration.  We can make short work of it with enough hands.

Sonya Tate is doing some “tile painting” on Tuesday evening.  She has a limited number of tiles.  Please let her know if you are interested in giving this a try.  I believe that some of these may find their way into our Christmas baskets … ?

Our Roundtable next Thursday evening (December 1, 7:00pm) will be given to assembling seven Christmas baskets.  At the last Roundtable we decided to reach out to specific people in need and identified seven local families or individuals.  We would love to have you join us for this task and a great time of fellowship at Roundtable.  If you have anything that you would like to donate for these baskets, we would be happy to receive money, crafts, … anything that you would offer as encouragement to these families.  Our thoughts were that we would love to fill the baskets with items that were uniquely CLC.  In the future we hope to continue this tradition discovering the hidden gifts and talents of our church folk and passing them along at a very special time of year.  If you have questions regarding inclusions in these baskets, you can comment on this post or email me at

A reminder that we will be having a Christmas Eve service this year in lieu of a Sunday gathering since Christmas falls on a Sunday.

I have this haunting feeling that I am forgetting something just now but I’ll wrap up anyway.  Please pray for our community at this time of good-newsyear.  We should be able to experience the “Good news of great joy which shall be to ALL people“.  I desperately want this myself in a new and fresh way.  One way or the other I will walk through it by faith and gratitude but I know that God would have more of Himself for each of us if we would seek Him first and foremost.

Let’s give it a shot!