I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
Focus Update- July 2017
Your Gifts at Work
June 2016 to June 2017
- 36 Baptized
- 104 Joined Celebration
- 7 Mission Trips
- $30,000 Given to Lottie Moon (serving refugees in East Africa)
- 60 Graduation Pathway Students helped
- 75 Thanksgiving Dinners for families in Need
- 125 New FOCUS givers from January to May
- Fall Groups
- Community Gatherings
- Adventure Week July 24-27
- Upward Basketball
- DiscipleNow Weekend
- Men’s Basketball
- Kinderschool & After School Program
- Prison Ministry
- Florida Baptist Children’s Home
- Miccosukee Community
- International & National Mission Trips
- Handyman Ministry
- Season of Compassion
- Church Planting
Because of your generosity...
Celebration is looking forward to continuing to expand our ministry in the community, through our Nation, and around the world! All of this is possible thanks to your contributions to FOCUS.New Ministry Space Now Open
- Children’s Worship
- Counseling Rooms
- Ministry Central
- Community Gatherings
Since the initial Focus budget was presented in 2016, the cost to complete the new ministry space on the second floor increased by $158,519. Throughout the month of August we will be encouraging people to pray over their Focus Commitment and consider increasing their pledge amount or giving an extra one-time gift. If you wish to participate, you may use the enclosed envelope.
Blast met for the first time in the Loft on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Your gifts to Celebration made this new space possible and allow for our ministries to continue growing!
Families in East Africa receiving supplies at the refugee camp sponsored through Celebration’s gift of $30,000.
Father God, You are the Rock Eternal. I trust You forever! I praise You, LORD, for You have loved me with an everlasting love through Jesus Christ, who made atonement for my sins.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Forgive me for allowing the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth to distract me and cause me to fail to do Your will. Forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.
Father, I know You are able to provide for me so that I have all I need to be generous and abound in every good work. I choose to give and serve sacrificially and will honor you by giving You my first and best, not my leftovers.
Holy Spirit, I will devote myself to prayer, being watchful and thankful, presenting all my requests to you so that You can direct my decision making. Equip me with everything good and show me how and where You want me to use whatever gifts You have given me to serve others, faithfully administering Your grace in its various forms, and so do Your will on earth. Thank you for giving me the peace that passes all understanding to guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. To Him be the glory and power forever and ever. AMEN.
Is. 26:4, Jer. 31:3, 1 John 4:10, Ps. 139:23, Matt. 13:22, Mal. 3:10, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor. 9:7-14, Phil. 4:6-7, Col. 4:2, Heb. 13:21, 1 Pet. 4:10-11