This Sunday is “The Fifth With First!”
Our Workship Crew will be meeting at the Ramada at Chaparral Park at 9AM for a brief prayer service (complete with communion) led by Rev. Judy and Rev. Al. From there our red t-shirt clad work team will head to the Ronald McDonald House at Phoenix Children’s Hospital to put their faith into action by serving families who have a sick child receiving long term care at the hospital. The Ronald McDonald House has been an amazing partner for us at First Christian Church Scottsdale (remember last year when they made the contacts with the local television stations that landed us all that great coverage on the news!) and it will be good to work with them again.
For folks who haven’t participated in the Workship Service before, this would be a great Sunday to give it a try. You see, Church Camp is also kicking off this weekend so several of our Workship Regulars (including myself) will be in Prescott at Camp Pinerock getting everything ready for the youth and young adults who will be arriving later that day for camp. So we could use your help with the Workship Project!
Or, you could attend the Worship Service in the Sanctuary (beginning at 10:15) and then take part in the Outreach Project supporting another new ministry partner of ours – Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is a nonprofit organization giving folks the chance to reach out with a word of support to our troops. They annually send 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene items and hand-made items plus personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Their mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military.
We’ll be expressing our appreciation to the members of the Military this Sunday by writing personal letters of appreciation. We’ve already collected dozens of letters from church members that will be sent off to Operation Gratitude to be included in their Care Packages and after the Worship Service on Sunday we’ll be writing even more letters during Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall.
So whether you are attending the Workship Service or the Worship Service, come join us for The Fifth With First this Sunday as we live out our faith!