Pastor’s Corner – October 2016

PASTOR’S CORNER OCTOBER 2016

This Month I would like us to consider volunteering.

Now volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain “to benefit another person, group or organization”.

During my years at Pitcher Hill I have seen so many cases of volunteering.

We have seen funds raised for medical treatments.  Funds raised for causes from Cancer Research to Purpose Farms working with animals that help children who have developmental or issues with bullying.

All of this along with the work Pitcher has done on Camp Fowler as well as funds raised for the worthy place.

Yet there are so many more things we can do!

Church and Volunteering has gone hand in hand since the first unpaid volunteer Jesus started walking a dusty trail in AD30.  This is our example and our role model.   His focus was on taking care of others.

When the five thousand heard him preach he told his disciples to feed them when they complained it would take eight months of a man’s wage Jesus just showed them what volunteering and the power of God can do.

They started with five loaves and two small fish and feed all five thousand with twelve baskets left over.

In our Church we have the need for volunteers in so many ways.  Those who are teaching our children could use help and support.  Not each week but if we can develop a pool of enough volunteers we can care for them in a wonderful way.

I praise God that Kelly Moore and Lynn Atwood have stepped up to chair Christian Ed and Congregational Life yet both could use all the help they can get.  With what Jesus did for us what can we do for Him?

Please sign up for a committee have an impact and you can make a difference!

Together we can!

GOD BLESS

PASTOR CLAGGETT