February is shaping up to be a pretty full month here at SpringCreek Fellowship. There are good things going on both inside and outside the church building. But two of those good things come with deadlines attached to them. So let me take this opportunity to remind you of them.
The first deadline is for what it happening inside the building. Our Valentine’s Banquet is set for Wednesday, February 14th in the SCF Fellowship Hall from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. It will be a fun evening with food, fellowship, lots of laughter, and a little teaching from Nancy & me along the way. The steak dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert, is being catered by Western Sizzlin, and they have asked for a head count on Monday, Feb. 12th. In order to be as accurate as we can be with the number of meals we will order, we need you to sign up no later than Sunday, Feb. 11th. You can register here at SCF any time on Sunday. The cost for the event is $15 for a single ticket, $25 for a couple. If you have any questions or need further information, or need to register by phone if you won’t be here on Sunday, please contact Pastor Darryl (479-713-0884).
The second deadline is for what is happening outside the building. As part of our strategy to become a more “externally focused church,” we are partnering with the Elizabeth Richardson Center (ERC) to provide Valentine gift bags for their clients. The cost for each gift bag is only $5, and we want to provide as many of them as we can. Each gift bag will include a note from SCF, an encouragement to follow the Lord and an invitation to worship here with us. The gift bags will be distributed by Rebekah Thomas, a SpringCreeker and a program director at the ERC. And if enough funds are raised, gift cards will be given to the staff, as well, as our way of saying “thank you” for serving their clientele in a pretty incredible way. Once again, the deadline for the donations is Sunday, Feb. 11th. An offering tray will be on Information Table outside of the Worship Center. Simply put your donation in the tray either before or after the service, and it will be used to bless many people at the ERC.
So there you have it. “Two Deadlines Ahead,” one for a fun-filled evening of fellowship with other SpringCreekers, and one for a way to bless those served and serving in an area not-for-profit agency. And both deadlines happen on fall on Sunday, Feb. 11th. It’s time . . . to get signed up for the banquet and to give your gift to encourage a heart. Both can and will be done, “to the praise of His glorious grace,” as He works in and through us to make #thegreatestcomebacksincelazarus.