Praise God that through our recent special offering approximately $2,500 was given to FAIR (Fellowship Aid and International Relief) to help them better feed, clothe, educate, care for, and share Jesus with children in Honduras, Lebanon, and Sri Lanka.
Saturday December 14th at 5:30pm is the Catered Adult Christmas Banquet. Sign up today if you haven't already! Madeline Miller is collecting the payment today or at the banquet on Saturday.
Sunday December 15th is the Lansing Christmas Program, with a light pot-luck lunch afterwards. Plan to stay for lunch, and bring some sandwiches and finger desserts with you to share.
Take note that the Infant Food Bank Fill A Crib Campaign is underway. Let's be sure to fill the Lansing crib this month until it's overflowing with baby items, especially diapers, formula, cereals, and baby gates.
If you would like to contribute to the Christmas cards for the pastors you are welcomed to give your contribution to any of the elders, or to e-transfer to April Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lansing has a team registered for the Coldest Night of the Year walk on February 22, 2020. Join the team or donate to it online by going to www.cnoy.org and searching for "Lansing" in the top right corner. CNOY is a national event where people walk 5km to raise funds to help the hun-gry, hurting, and homeless people in their community. In Sudbury the funds go to The Samaritan Centre.
Several churches in Sudbury are partnering together with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to bring Will Graham to Sudbury next Fall (save the date of Oct. 23-25 2020!) for a Celebration of Hope evangelistic weekend event at the Sudbury Arena. If you would be willing to be on the planning committee, please speak to one of the pastors.
For Your Information: Twiggs is hosting a fundraiser for the Elgin Street Mission on Friday December 20th, see this website for more information: www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/mission-31-coffee-break/
Newspaper columnist and minister George Crane tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. "I do not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even. Before I divorce him, I want to hurt him as much as he has me."
Dr. Crane suggested an ingenious plan "Go home and act as if you really love your husband. Tell him how much he means to you. Praise him for every decent trait. Go out of your way to be as kind, considerate, and generous as possible. Spare no efforts to please him, to enjoy him. Make him believe you love him. Af-ter you've convinced him of your undying love and that you cannot live without him, then drop the bomb. Tell him that you're getting a divorce. That will really hurt him." With revenge in her eyes, she smiled and exclaimed, "Beautiful, beau-tiful. Will he ever be surprised!" And she did it with enthusiasm. Acting "as if." For two months she showed love, kindness, listening, giving, reinforcing, shar-ing. When she didn't return, Crane called. "Are you ready now to go through with the divorce?"
"Divorce?" she exclaimed. "Never! I discovered I really do love him." Her ac-tions had changed her feelings. Motion resulted in emotion. The ability to love is established not so much by fervent promise as often repeated deeds.