We missed Pastor Lynn today who had obligations elsewhere. Gary and Pat carried on with their guitar and harmonica talents, helping to keep BBC singing uplifting songs to praise God. The Praise Team led everyone in singing "All In All" and of course all had a great time doing so!
We were blessed to have Dr. Peter McLewin bring the message today in Pastor's Lynn's absence. Dr. McLewin is an international pastor who has worked in so many wonderful places sharing God's Word. For BBC the sermon, "The Power Of The Gospel" was based on Acts: 1 and emphasized that it is not for us to know when or how God will use us. After the message we celebrated Communion.
The kids were definitely excited today. After church the Youth were heading to Ocean Breeze Water Park. Can' wait to see photos from that!
The church's Blood drive is tomorrow. We always have great time together, regardless of whether we can donate or don't meet requirements. It's just such a good neighborhood outreach moment.
What a great turnout we had for our annual Blood Drive. Ms Leslie did an outstanding job of making all the arrangements and overseeing the volunteers who helped. She had been worried that our goal would not be met, but she had nothing to worry about. Leslie says,
"It was amazing! Our goal was 42 [pints]. The most we have ever collected was 45 and we collected 47!"
Without all our wonderful volunteers - registration, photos, food, set-up and clean-up, and of course, Leslie's leadership, this would have never taken place! We are grateful for those who volunteered to donate and those who tried, but could not. And we certainly don't want to forget all those who offered their support through prayer, the backbone of any project or event!
We give God the glory for allowing this to be such a wonderful success, both in donations and as a community event! The donations of life-giving blood that God gave us will be used to save lives of more of His Children, often times during a dark hour. it is our prayer that our donations continue to foster life and a pursuit of a closer walk with God.
BBC is a warm and welcoming family of like-minded believers who come together to worship our amazing God. Since 1774 BBC has served the Blackwater community and while steeped in tradition we also blend in a bit of contemporary to transition to an exciting future. We'd love to have you join us!