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Bobby's Thursday Blog

Be Nice, More Often...

The headline, September 11, 2020 read, “Generous Va. Teen Builds Free Desks for Kids in Need and Says Giving Is a ‘Golden Moment.’ After building himself a desk for distance learning, Northern Virginia, 17 year old teen Colby Samide spent the last week of summer vacation building 40 free desks for underprivileged kids.”

“It’s sad knowing there are kids that can’t afford them,” says Colby Samide, who is determined to help students adjust to distance learning. He is now committed to finish 60 more to reach his goal of 100. What a great story of kindness and generosity. Being nice, really is nice.

This weekend at Journey Church we’ll share part 4 in our current back-to-school series, STAY POSITIVE. This time we explore Biblical suggestions for ways to start, stop, or change things in order to live more generously. This series has gotten rave reviews and terrific feedback from those who are joining in-person and online for Journey Community Christian Church worship gatherings.

This weekend at Journey might be just the sort of thing to jump start your own desire to do more, more often, for others. If you know someone who is particularly discouraged by negativity today, INVITE them to check things out Journey Sat@6pm/Sunday@10:30am. By now, after seven months of a pandemic, we all agree, people are better together.

All our worship messages are available on our Journey Church Cynthiana website and Journey Church Cynthiana App. Check things out and then share with a friend who may be still be staying home to be safe. This series has lots of helpful and relevant words from the Bible to help us STAY POSITIVE during 2020 challenges.

This weekend we’re also sharing a NEW opportunity for everyone to be GENEROUS and give an extra gift for SHOES for needy families. We are partnering with the local elementary schools to provide new shoes for those kids who are unable to return in person with new shoes to wear when in-person classes resume.

All our Tide jug (bucket) will be directed to the purchase of NEW shoes at our four elementary schools. You give a gift in-person, on-line, through the snail mail, or drop off a gift at our front door. Thanks ahead of time for always responding to every opportunity to share gifts with others.

Being nice, more often is our niche in the community where we live and breathe each day. I am always proud to hear people share, “Journey Community Christian Church has God’s heart for others.”

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend for part 4, STAY POSITIVE!

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