Welcome back to Month of Missions! Join us November 15th as we livestream our services at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am. Click HERE to watch the service.
As you pray about where God needs you to step in this year to missions, we ask that you pray specifically about what to GIVE. The practical side of financial gifts is that it helps us to fund mission's opportunities throughout the year. Financial gifts help people go on mission trips, help us to provide resources for our mission areas, and help us to make an impact locally and globally as we partner with churches around the world. The spiritual side of giving provides exceedingly abundantly more. When you give to God, He is able to provide a goat as the sacrifice instead of a son, part seas to free His people, make wine out of water, feed thousands from a child's lunch, and bring a person from death to life. When you GIVE, you are actively involved in telling a Great Multitude about Christ.
Reaching a Great Multitude requires a missional mindset. This mindset has moved many to follow God's call to the mission field at home and around the world. Click HERE to see how missionaries have made a difference over 175 years. This week, we will focus on mission opportunities around our world. CLICK to see how God helped Hermitage Hills Embrace our World over the past year and for ways to step in to these areas in the new year. Whether you are serving from home or in person, God has a place for you.
Ways you can Participate TODAY:
Continue to pray for God to show you how He wants you to step into missions in the upcoming year. Use the Commitment Card as a tool to pray for the areas He needs you to engage whether serving from home or in person. Click HERE for an interactive digital Commitment Card.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
If you are packing a physical box for OCC, the deadline to return filled boxes is TODAY, November 15th. If you are joining us through online worship, you can drop your box by the church before 10:00 am on Monday, November 16th.
November begins a new year for the Hope Wall. The Hope Wall focuses on two communities - one in Las Conchas, Guatemala and the other in Busia, Kenya. We use the funds from the Hope Wall to provide food for our partner schools. This allows our partners to minister to their communities and feed 637 children each day they attend school for the year. Our Hope Wall is open for renewals and new supporters.
LINKS TO WORSHIP FOR PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN
Ways you can participate this WEEK:
WEDNESDAYS DURING MONTH OF MISSIONS
This Wednesday, November 18th, our mission's at home activity is a Prayer Walk. You will need the prayer guide (provided in the activity bag on Sunday or in the video on the activity page). On Wednesday, participate in the activity HERE. You will have the opportunity to pray for our partners as they Fortify our Nation and Embrace our World.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
OCC is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse and collects shoebox gifts for children around the world as an expression of God’s love. The gift is not the items in the box, but instead the Gospel that is told to each child that receives a box. The deadline to return a physical box is TODAY, November 15th, but you can still pack a virtual box. Our goal is 250 boxes. The deadline is November 28th for virtual boxes.
CARDS AND/OR COLORING SHEETS FOR HOLIDAY BOXES
We are asking everyone to help us with the Radical Heart Holiday Boxes. We like to add a personal touch to the boxes by having handwritten cards or coloring sheets in each one. In the downloads, there are coloring sheets for all ages. You can write a note on the coloring sheet or in a card just letting the person receiving the box know that Jesus loves them and so do we! You can return finished coloring sheets and cards to the office by mailing it to 3475 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076 or by bringing it to Ms. Michelle, Ms. Britney or the Connect Desk on Sundays. These personal touches are a true blessing. Our first boxes were given out last week, but we have more to go. Thank you for helping us share the love of Christ!
Click the downloads for additional resources on Month of Missions and opportunities to serve this year.