We began weekend #2 after the fire with a continuation of the Rummage Sale on Saturday. We had more donations than we could sell! Thank you Jesus. Pastor Ernie Castaneda, his son Tony and Rita set up a BBQ and sold hotdogs and nachos. And of course, he like most of us give the kids free stuff! They stayed all day with us and donated all they made which was $61.oo. Thank you.
Lori Mooney contacted us on FaceBook and wanted to meet us. She and her husband were saved in this church many years ago. They were the youngest people to attend the church where the average age was 75. She was overwhelmed by the kindness and love this church showed her family. She said her husband passed away suddenly about 5 years ago. She has never forgotten the church and the kindness of the people. She gave us an offering and a beautiful note.
Another woman, Nancy (didn't get her last name), just stopped by to help and bring donations for the sale. She could hardly walk and looked like she was in so much pain but stayed to help anyway.
Later that day, Mike and I were invited to attend The Grove Church in Riverside. It was Pastor Tom Lance's first time back since hip replacement. He introduced us to his congregation and said that their Benevolence offering for the weekend would go to the Homeland Church. True to their word, Pastor Nolan brought by a generous check this morning. Thank you The Grove!
The CWC women will be putting together a Love Basket for our Fire Fighters on Engine 54 this week and we will visit the fire station on Tuesday May 24 to offer our thanks and gratitude to our first responders. Anyone who would like to come with us, meet us at the Church at 10:00AM.
Sunday, Pastor Rocky gave an awesome message about the Glorious and Victorious Church After the Fire. I have posted it on the Church Face Book page.
Our new email address is up and running. The new address is: email@example.com
Our leaders continue to move ahead faithfully and are doing an amazing job. Thank you everyone for all you do!