by Tom Goodman
April 7, 2011
Lace up those running shoes, because the starting pistol is about to fire for our campaign, "A Beautiful Thing!" Let me give you a list of the major events during the 6-week emphasis, and a list of the helpers we'll need.
Kick-Off Sunday (Palm Sunday, April 17). We'll launch a new 6-week sermon series called "Restoring Lost Values."
Daily Devotionals (April 18 to May 14). Monday through Saturday every week, you'll receive short devotionals prepared by our own members.
Family Album Relay (April 17 to May 11). A "Family Album" is being prepared with information on our Worship Center renovation and a packet of information with your name on it. When the album gets to your home, you'll have 48 hours to look
through it, remove the packet that has your name on the label, and then relay the album to the next family on the list provided. We'll only have 3-1/2 weeks to complete this Family Album Relay, so do your part to help us move quickly!
Easter Sunday (April 24)
Mother's Day (May 8)
Family Dinner (Thursday, May 12). We're aiming for 100% participation at this special banquet. Preschool care will be provided, and youth and children will have their own activities while the adults are in the MPC.
60-Hour Prayer Vigil (May 12-15). We want an unbroken chain of prayer lifted up from our Prayer Room immediately after the May 12 banquet, and for 60 straight hours to the end of our worship service on Commitment Sunday, May 15.
Commitment Sunday (May 15). We'll bring our first-time gifts and our 3-year pledge cards as an offering to the Lord on this day. Expect it to be one of the "highlight Sundays" of your year!
Follow-Up Calls (May 16-18). Life is busy, and a few people will not be able to attend our special service on Commitment Sunday, May 15. So, Monday through Wednesday, May 16-18, we'll make follow-up calls to those who missed Commitment Sunday. We want to make sure that everyone's pledges get included in the final report on Victory Sunday, May 22.
Victory Sunday (May 22). A day to celebrate what God has taught us!
Here Are Some Ways You Can Help
Loan Your Perfume and Cologne Bottles. Have you seen the perfume and cologne bottles that have already come in? Add yours to the display for the front of the Worship Center! THE DEADLINE IS NEXT SUNDAY, April 17. Bring them this Sunday,
April 10, or bring them by the church office, or bring them to the auditorium BEFORE the 10:00 a.m. worship service next Sunday, April 17! The bottles will be tagged so that you can get them back in May. On Palm Sunday, April 17, we'll display these
bottles at the front of the Worship Center. You'll see charming antiques and elegant contemporary designs. You'll see Old Spice and Estee Lauder. You'll see Avon bottles shaped like cars and frosted glass shaped like lilies.
You may even see a Disney bottle bearing the image of Ariel from "The Little Mermaid." The display will be a wonderful reminder of the story of the woman who did A Beautiful Thing to Jesus by pouring out her perfume to anoint him (Mark 14:1-9).
Write a Devotional. We'll need 30 Devotional Writers. Monday through Saturday, from April 18 to May 14, everyone will receive a daily devotional to prepare us for next week's message. These devotionals are being written by our own
Help with the "Family Album Relay". We need 30 Relay Leaders immediately. Starting on Sunday, April 17, we're going to do a Family Album Relay! Inside each "Family Album" will be information on our Worship Center renovation and a packet
of information with your name on it. When the Family Album gets to a member's home, that member will have 48 hours to look through it, remove the packet that has their name on the label, and then relay the album to the next family on the list
provided. We need 30 Relay Leaders for this work. There will be 30 Family Albums, and each Album will be relayed through 10 households. A Relay Leader does NOT have to make home visits to "sell" the campaign. The Relay Leader simply makes sure
that one copy of the Family Album is being relayed smoothly through 10 households.
Serve at the Family Dinner. On Thursday, May 12, your church family is having dinner together! Dana Spivey is our Family Dinner Director. She'll need people to serve at the ticket table for the 4 Sundays before the Family Dinner (the dinner is
free but a ticket is needed). She'll need hostesses at each table. She'll need decorators and a crew to set up and clean up. She'll need people to help with preschool care, children's activities, and youth activities. This is an "all-hands-on-deck"
Pray During our 60-Hour Prayer Vigil. We need 60 Prayer Warriors. We want an unbroken chain of prayer lifted up from our Prayer Room immediately after the May 12 banquet, and for 60 straight hours to the end of our worship service on
Commitment Sunday, May 15. We'll need 60 of you to cover those hours. The early morning hours will be the hardest to fill, so occupy them if you can.
Make Follow-Up Calls. We need 10 Follow-Up Callers. Life is busy, and a few people will not be able to attend our special service on Commitment Sunday, May 15. So, Monday through Wednesday, May 16-18, we'll make follow-up calls to those
who missed Commitment Sunday. We want to make sure that everyone's pledges get included in the final report on Victory Sunday, May 22.
Help in the Office. You can imagine that a campaign of this size requires a lot of copying, folding, stapling, envelope-stuffing, and so on. We need office volunteers!
People are being enlisted for these positions even now. But don't wait to be asked. If you have any interest in serving in our ABT Campaign, contact my assistant, Jami (345-3771 or e-mail).
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