Blessings from Haven – December, 2011

I hope you all enjoyed thankful time with family and friends over the holiday. We were blessed to supply 5 full turkey dinners to those who are struggling at this time. As we approach Christmas it is my hope that we all will continue to be grateful for whatever we have and share with those who have less. The true joy of the season is received by doing for others sacrificially, which means it may be difficult.

Haven will be having a 6:00 pm Candlelight service on Christmas Eve. But no Christmas day service on Sunday. Our evening offering will be shared between Heifer project and Jerome Food Pantry this year. A collection box will be available for canned goods as well.

Remember your neighbors during these cold months, even those you do not know, as many are struggling and have not asked for help. Some of our own town’s folk are camping out because they have no place to call home. We can give them food and blankets, but love is the greatest gift of all. Perhaps you can join with us in making a difference in the lives of those in need right in our own backyard.

The greatest gift I ever received is God’s forgiveness, and the greatest Joy I’ve ever known is God’s unconditional love. I pray that all of you will receive these gifts of wonder in this season of giving; Love, Joy, Peace and Hope.

Peace to All,

Pastor Vicki

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