During this season of pandemic, many ministry activities have understandably scaled back or ground to a halt, but God’s intentional rhythm has not changed, because we serve a God who does not change. His purposes have continued, and as they have, so has the boots-on-the-ground work of our mission partners. The harvest has remained plentiful, and the workers have continued to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus, both locally and globally. We are reminded that serving these communities is not an obligation or a to-do list, but an way of life and an invitation, from the One who showed us through His life the value He places on serving others.
As God’s beloved people, we understand that we have both the privilege and calling to stand in the gap between the way things are on earth, and the way things can be. That God has entrusted us with the economy of His Kingdom on earth, and that as faithful stewards, we love and bless others into His fold. His Word proclaims His vision of the Kingdom, and we gladly and gratefully partner with Holy Spirit to see His Word shared and lived out in our communities, both near and far.
We have much to celebrate in the work that has gone before us in the past year, and we radiate hope as we look forward to in the work of the year to come!
“Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!”
Our Jerusalem partners are so grateful for the support of our congregation and extend a big thank you for your giving in 2020! We’d love for you to continue your support of our service to Huntsville’s communities into 2021!
Let’s start this week with highlighting Serving over Self. SOS hosts several camps where youth are able to spread the love of Jesus Christ in communities through home repair and leadership development.
Society of St Andrew seeks to glean America’s fields and feed America’s hungry. They work with farmers to get surplus food from the field to the plates of those in need.
Serving our vets is Stand Down Together Huntsville, who seek to get our troops back to a normal life when they’ve struggled to do so
And last but not least, Upper Sand Mountain Parish is a group of 9 small congregation churches who come together to accomplish what they could only hope to while separated.
These four partners make up the Judea branch of our missions at Huntsville First, where we seek to serve our nation.
Our Judea partners are so grateful for the support of our congregation and extend a big thank you for your giving in 2020! We’d love for you to continue your support of our service to our nation into 2021!
Samaria is where we tend to avoid. Nonetheless, we are called to serve all in need. Our partners in Samaria are 305 8th Street, The Arc of Madison Co., First Stop, New Futures, His Way Recovery Center, and Mana House.
Through your giving we’re able to support these missions in their service to the homeless, jobless, tired, and weary. We can help those who are left behind and offer help where people are searching.