By Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor
How did it get to be November? I know I ask myself this question each year. As we move closer to Advent, I have two great opportunities for you. They offer ways to nourish and renew; one is for others and one is for you. In this busy time of year, I hope you’ll find space in your schedule to take part.
The first is Rise Against Hunger. (That’s the new name for Stop Hunger Now.) This is a wonderful project that helps feed the hungry across the globe. Families are welcome to attend. (Children should be ages four and up.) It’s a good opportunity for multi-generational service. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that helps impoverished people throughout the world. Trinity has supported this effort for several years.
Our goal is to make 300,000 meals at our McLean event. The meal packages we assemble that day will be sent to Nicaragua, which was ravished by Hurricane Nate. Come join people from all over the area to help!
Rise Against Hunger
Saturday, November 4
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Shifts start at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To sign up, just let me know and I can register you, or go to https://www.facebook.com/StopHungerNowMcLean
The second event is an Advent Bible study. It’s based on Max Lucado’s book Because of Bethlehem. Cokesbury publishers describes the Bible study this way: Because of Bethlehem, God knows what it is like to be a human. When we talk to God about our challenges, our struggles, and our tough times, God understands, because he’s been there. God’s been here. This Advent study will remind us of these truths and give us hope.
I have some books ordered, so if you would like one let me know. They are also offered through Amazon or Cokesbury.com.
Because of Bethlehem
November 12 & 19, December 3 & 10
Fellowship Building, Room 302
I’ll see you at church!