Stirring Dec 14 ... 5:30p - 6:30p - Communion
(This is the only Christmas Service that will have Communion)
candlelight services are the same
Candlelight Services Dec 23 ... 6pm and 8pm
Candlelight Services Dec 24 ... 4pm, 6pm and 8pm
will only run trams Dec 24 at 4pm and 6pm .. so Entrance 5 will be open
at all of the other services for those who need to park really close,
even on the sidewalk.
biggest services will be Dec 24 at 4pm and 6pm .. come about
minutes early. If you come before that, I won't have any place for you
to park yet. We have to get the previous service out first
Handicapped parking means you get to park close if you come on time. It
does not mean we are saving you a place so that you can come 20 minutes
late. When they are gone, they are gone!
4pm & 6pm on 12/24 will
be the biggest services.. By far!
Here's what you can do
1. Don't bring every car
you own ... ride together if you can .. Be a family, pick up friends,
stuff like that. If you invited people, go pick them up..
2. Its ok to come early,
have some coffee .. BUT!!! If you are coming to one of the
8pm services or the 6pm service on Christmas Eve, don't come too early
because there won't be any place to park (the service before that one
will still be here).. come about 20 min early and you'll be
3. No Trams on the 23rd
and at the 8pm on the 24th.. If you are bringing someone who
can't walk far, you can pull right up to the door at entrance 5.. DON'T
PARK THERE IF YOU DON'T NEED TOO!! AND DON'T BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY IF YOU
DO PARK THERE!.. Trams will run and the tram lane will be
blocked at 4pm & 6pm on the 24th..
4. If you need
handicapped parking, come early. Handicapped parking means you get to
park close WHEN THERE ARE PLACES.. It doesn't mean you get to come late
and expect to find a close place to park. HANDICAPPED PLACES WILL FILL
UP QUICK!!! Come 15 -20 min early.
5. Blue Zone places (big
blue dot) are for people who should have a handicapped sticker but
don't.. Elderly, broken foot, too many kids under the age of 3, 9
months preg, ....stuff like that.. Don't be shy, park there if you need
to.. DON'T PARK THERE IF YOU DON'T NEED TOO!! ..
6. Bring your friends!!!
... I promise you'll love it!! ...
7. Come Have fun.... It’s
going to be Great!!!
you’re remodeling your whole kitchen/laundry room or just
replacing a single item, don’t forget Oasis Appliance Store wants and
needs your discarded appliances. Donating to Oasis Appliance creates a
win-win-win for everyone: hassle-free removal of your old appliance and
an easy tax-deduction for you, on- the-job training and part-time
employment for four deserving North Memphis residents, and quality
pre-owned appliances at substantially reduced prices for anyone looking
for a bargain. And, any profits made in the process are put back into
the economically distressed neighborhood Oasis of Hope has been called
to serve. Where else can so much good be done through the simple act of
donating appliances? Email Deborah@oasis-of-hope.com<mailto:Deborah@oasis-of-hope.com
to volunteer your help. If you have a donation, follow this
link to schedule your pick-up: http://www.oasis-of-hope.com/oasis-appliance.htm
NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR YOUTH
READ-2-SUCCEED – Weekly one-on-one reading with an elementary-aged
child: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00
PATHFINDERS Mentoring Group – Mentoring group for middle school
students: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00
Want to be ConeHead
or a Tram Driver(must
be 25)? I always need more. No such thing as too many ConeHeads! Email
me back and I'll hook you up. firstname.lastname@example.org
being an INSIDE CONEHEAD?
Are you an "A" personality? Then you're an Inside ConeHead. We are
inside the Sanctuary. We count attendance, get people to do collection,
you'll love it. Email me back and I'll hook you up. email@example.com
give Platelets it's like giving St Jude $700 - $1000.
If we don't give them, they have to buy them.
Platelets is like giving blood, it just takes longer (2
hours) and you get all of your blood back (so you can do it every week
if you want) . I know it's a long trip to go all the way down to St
Jude, but you may be saving a kid's life . plus you get to watch a
movie while you're there. Call Kim at 901.595.2024 and she'll setup an
appointment and treat you like family. Just tell her you're from Hope.
From Poplar, turn north on Third Street, then
right on Lauderdale/Jackson Ave (first right after you go under the
expressway). Enter through the north guard gate (you'll see the Danny
Thomas Pavilion. Gold top).
guard at the gate that you are here to donate blood.
The guard will instruct you where to park. You will then enter the
hospital by the red side door closest to the blood donor parking lot.
The Blood Donor Center is in the southwest corner of the hospital on
the ground floor.
times are generally available Monday through
Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Except on Tuesdays they start at 9am.
When I was a kid my mom decided
that she wanted a live Christmas tree. Not live vs fake, but really
alive, roots and all. She wanted to plant it after Christmas. No big
deal, other than it was really heavy because of the root ball. It was a
nice 6 foot perfect Christmas tree. The day after Christmas she
announced to everybody that we were planting the Christmas tree. My dad
and brother and I looked up from breakfast for about a second with one
of those "I guess that means us" looks and kept eating. We got the
lights off and undressed it as best we could and started dragging it
outside. Then she walked out and pointed to the spot.. Right
dead in the middle of the front yard. She wanted to have a Christmas
tree in the front yard so we could put lights on it every year.. Now I
get it!!! ... There were 2 things bad about this idea. First my Dad and
brother and I hated putting up outside lights. We always had one strand
of outdoor lights that we had to put around the front window and every
year my brother and I tried to create some reason why we wouldn't be
able to do it. We broke bulbs, cut wires, smashed sockets, but they
kept coming back... This tree thing meant a lot more lights.
If that was allowed, we might be putting lights on the roof next
year... Second the tree was in the middle of our football field, about
the 20 yard line. Our field went from the sidewalk on the corner lot,
across our driveway to our neighbor's driveway. It was a great field.
The mailbox at the end of our driveway got in the way sometimes, but we
knew that had to be there. Now we had this 6 foot tree. Oh well, just
have to play around it...
Mom had her perfect Christmas tree for about a week... We had a game
going and I caught a pass going full speed. The only thing between me
and a touchdown was that tree (I was a big kid, 6'2 - 220 in the 7th
grade).. I tried to jump over it, but I'm not much of a
jumper.. I scored the touchdown and took off the top 1/3 of
the tree... Ooops... From then on the tree got beat up every
week. We quit trying to be careful. We stepped on it, ran in to it,
fell on top of it, it became part of the field. We ran plays around it,
used it as an extra defensive player.... By the end of football season
it looked like something dropped by aliens. We tried putting lights on
it the next Christmas, but it just looked dumb... That tree is still
there, it's uneven, branches going in all directions, looks terrible,
but it's about 20 feet tall now and doing great.
God's like that: People think that they should have this perfect little
relationship with God and if they don't then they've failed. Preachers
will tell you if you don't pray every day, read your Bible every day,
and feel God's touch every day, that maybe you didn't really do it
right, maybe it didn't take... maybe you need to do it one more time so
you'll be really, really, really, really, sure. Truth is that
relationship gets beat up every day, but it also grows every day too.
It's ok to yell at God, be mad at him, he's a big boy, he's not going
anywhere. You can't say anything he hasn't heard before. He becomes
part of your life. If bad things happen, he gets your anger and your
sorrow. If good things happen, he gets your happiness. The
best thing is that the relationship depends on God, not you. You can't
make him go away.
Maybe I'll start kicking all of my trees....
7:14 . if my people, who are called by my name,
will pray then I will hear from heaven.
email I got about Meredith (in Red below):
struggling to type as I'm swimming in a pool of tears. Tears of joy,
thanksgiving and ECSTASY. The two small spots that were on Meredith's
lungs have disappeared, and the large tumor that was previously 10 mm
is now 1-2 mm. Meredith's doctors described the results of her scan by
saying the cancer had "melted away." Her doctor is amazed, but I think
he is in the minority in that respect. For most people, stage 4
melanoma is a certain death sentence. Today, our God has
for Meredith." ....... Cool Huh?
So I need
everybody to pray. If you don't pray much, do it one
time. You can just say "God help these people. I pray in Jesus's name".
That will be good enough. Let's see what God will do. Do it right now!
Brian, Brent, Tracy, Craig, Alexis, Joni, Russ,
Andi, Emily, Carol, Ronnie, Jack, Brady, Amanda, Smith, Terri, Stovall,
Miracle, Hutch, Cheryl, Craig, Thomas, Wade, Dalton, Morgan, Bradc,
Tracy, Pierce, children of St.Jude, Louanne, Jason, Hatley, Cam, Chet,
Judy, Addyson, Jay, Greg, Mitzi, Matt, Grace, Jennifer, Scott, Cristen,
Alexandria, Cole, Jerry, Ron, Jeremy, A Dillon, Rev Cole, Samuel,
Morgan, Terry, Kaz, Lauren, Allison, Christian, Marilyn, Ken, Ashley,
EJ, Lora, Paige, Kyle, Franca, B- Family, Dylan, Gary, KJ, Cliff,
David, Billie, Julie Ann, Jessica, Pam, Doug, Martha, Jason, Nolan,
Hayes, Bennett, Joyce, Layla Grace, Joe, Tina, Chris, Daniel, Jacob,
Tyler, Don, Charlotte, Heather, Margaret, S- Family, Kavious, Wayne,
Raymond, Cody, Judy, Laura, Sue, Eden, Tammy, Mike, Ron, Ed, Jaxon, TM,
Kelsey, Blake, Charlie, Brad, Kirk, Will & Ben, Pat &
Tracy, Kimberly, Brooke, Gary, Raymond, Michel, Jimmy, Mike, Carol,
Karen, Robin, Joe, Forrest, Metis, Ben, Genie, Walt, Sheri, Lisa,
Brooke, Yater, Barbara, Don, Rick & Barbara, Ana & Will
& Mary Margret, Jonah, Kay, Jim, Freddie Mae, Meredith,
Saeed, Laurie, Sean, Susie, Phillip, Arnell, Lauren.
See you this
weekend. Bring a friend. It's going to be great!!!