Faith in action
"Don't Just Go To Church-Be The Church!"
On May 19th we will be cancelling our regular Sunday morning worship services. Instead we will going out in to our community to complete various projects between the hours of 9AM and 12Noon. Below is a list of projects that we will be sponsoring as a church. To participate in a project, simply go to the Faith In Action Sign up Center in the church lobby.
1. Birthday Packages for County Line's Food Pantry: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
2. Euell Wilson Community Center: This project will take place at the Euell Wilson Center in Ft. Wayne. Participants will be doing a number of tasks from cleaning to organizing the center. (Coordinators: Dane & Angela Kruse)
3. Dekalb Animal Shelter (This Project is Full)
4. Children's First Facility Project: This project will take place at the Children's First Facility in Auburn. Projects will include some outdoor maintenance, yard clean up, as well as a few indoor projects. (Coordinator: Steve Wineland)
5. Assembling Hygiene Kits: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
6. Give Aways At Eel River Golf Corse: This project will take place at Eel River Golf Course in Churubusco. Participants will be helping with give-‐aways, contests, and drawings. (Coordinator: Kevin McIntire)
7. Door to Door Food Pantry Collection: This project will take place in Auburn. Participants will be collecting food for County Lines Food Pantry. (Coordinator: Chris Straw)
8. St. Joe River Green Way: This project will take place in St. Joe. Participants be running chain saws, pole trimmers, or pruners to cut back brush. There will also be raking and moving brush for those who do not feel comfortable running the equipment. *THIS IS NOT A PROJECT FOR CHILDREN. (Coordinator: Cliff and Sarah Teller)
9. Building Ramp: (343 W. OAK STREET): This project will take place in Butler. Participants will be building a ramp for an elderly woman who is in a wheelchair. (Coordinator: Brad and Beth Holman)
10. Landscape Work in Garrett: (216 WALSH STREET): Participants will be doing landscape and yard work for an elderly couple. (Coordinator: Ron Kruse)
11. Yard Clean Up in Auburn: (2311 COUNTY ROAD 56): Participants will be doing various spring clean up yardand landscape projects. (Coordinator: Michael Vose)
12. Visit Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett: Participants will come together for a time of sharing and light refreshments. (Coordinator: Jeff House)
13. Single New Mom and Baby Baskets: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
14. Cooking Meals for Soup Kitchen: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
15. International House: International House is a Christian organization serving refugees and other internationals in the FW area. Participants will be doing spring clean up, maintenance, and organizing. (Coordinators: Randy and Tina Wooldridge)
16. Dare to Dream Youth Ranch: This Project will take place at the Dare to Dream Youth Ranch. Participants will be doing clean up projects and painting. (Coordinator: Verl and Jennifer Fike)
17. Rebuild Steps: This project will take place at West Edge Trailer Court in Auburn. Participants will be rebuilding steps for an elderly woman. (Coordinator: JT King)
18. Homeless Care Packages: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
19. Shelter Ministries: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
20. Auburn Parks Department: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
21. Yard Clean Up and Painting in Hamilton (606 SOUTH LAKE): Participants will be painting a garage door and doing yard clean up. (Coordinator: Chip Fox and Lori Travis)
22. Camp Red Cedar (3900 Hursh Rd., Ft. Wayne): This project will take place at Camp Red Cedar. Participants will be doing spring clean up and yard work. (Coordinator: Mike and Jen Burkey)
23. Christian Community Health Care: This project will be taking place in NE Allen and DeKalb County. Participants will go door to door handing out Christian Community Health Care and County Line Church of God information. (Coordinator: Michael Kinsey)
24. Minor Home Repair and Clean Up in Auburn (347 15TH STREET): (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
25. Outside Spring Clean Up in Auburn (104 ECKHART STREET): Participants will come together and do minor home repairs and spring clean up. (Coordinator: James Holbrook)
26. Making Sleeping Bags and Care Packages for the Homeless: (THIS PROJECT IS FULL)
27. Freimann Square Outdoor Worship: **THIS PROJECT WILL START AT 8:00 AM** Join us in worshipping God and serving the homeless among us with a meal, supplies, a kind word, and love. (Coordinators: Ken and Elizabeth Dearing)
28. Yard Clean up and Painting in Northern Allen County: Participants will be painting a garage door at one location and doing spring yard clean up at another location. (Coordinator: Dave Lantz)
29. Splitting Wood: This project will take place in Garrett. Participants will be splitting wood with log splitters for an elderly woman. * THIS IS NOT A PROJECT FOR CHILDREN (Coordinator: Jim Bauman)
30. Yard Clean Up in Spencerville: (6836 STATE ROAD 1): Participants will be doing various spring clean up, yard,, and landscape projects. (Coordinator: Todd Moughler)
31. Yard Clean Up in Auburn: (5220 STATE ROAD 8): Participants will be doing various spring clean up, yard, and landscape projects. (Coordinator: Bryan Young)
32. Yard Clean Up in Garrett: (409 S. Taylor Road): Participants will be doing various spring clean up, yard, and landscape projects. (Coordinator: Steve Schlatter)
FaST AND PRAY MONDAY
FaST AND PRAY
This weeks focus for Fast and Pray Monday is our annual "Faith in Action". Faith in Action is an event at County Line where we will be cancelling our regular Sunday morning worship services. Instead we will go out in to our community to complete various projects between the hours of 9AM and Noon.
We ask that you pray for the County Liners that will be participating in this event and for safety of the teams. Pray for the people that we will make connections with and that we will be able to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with them as we serve outside of the walls of County Line. Most importantly, pray for God to be glorified through these projects and acts of service.
"Don't Just Go To Church-Be The Church!"
“I humbled my soul with fasting.” Psalm 35:13 What is Christian fasting? The Bible speaks of fasting as abstaining from food for a time in order to grow spiritually, glorify God, enhance our spirit, receive healing, and grow our prayer life. Fasting is not a way to get God to do what we want; fasting changes us, not God. It is more about denying our natural appetites and raising our spiritual appetites. Fasting should also be confidential and not something you tell others you are doing (see Matthew 6:16-18).
TYPES OF FASTING Fasting can take many forms. For instance, you could fast from things that are a sacrifice for you like internet surfing, computer games, shopping, media, TV, radio, music, Twitter, texting, etc. Be creative, design your own type of fast. Ask God what kind of fast he would have you do. Fasting from food is not to be taken lightly. If you are new to fasting food please consult your doctor.
FOOD FASTING OPTIONS You may fast from all or selected meals in a day or from "between meal" snacks or after meal deserts. You may also fast from particular foods or drinks like meat, dairy, coffee, tea, alcohol, pop, chocolate, etc.. You may decide to fast from solids and only take in liquids such as juices, soups, smoothies. A 'Daniel' fast - as found in the book of Daniel 10:3 - where he "ate no choice food, no meat or wine touched my lips." Fast from delicacies, stick to fresh fruit and vegetables. The 5 Food Fast - (just eating nuts, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, red meat).
FASTING TIPS Plan your fast. Pray and ask God for protection, strength, and wisdom during your fast. Look ahead because you may have to rearrange your schedule or change your grocery list. Start small. As with anything, fasting requires practice to become better at it. Set yourself a challenging, but realistic goal. Begin and end well. When fasting from food, the meals before and after the fasting period should be smaller and lighter than usual. End your fast gradually. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
REDEEM THE TIME Where possible, the time that is not spent on eating (or whatever else you choose to fast from) is spent on your relationship with God, prayer, reading the Bible and seeking the Lord.
WARNINGS Do not fast from water. Also, fasting from food is unwise if you are diabetic, hypoglycemic, prone to migraines, pregnant, taking medication, or recovering from sickness. Do not fast from red meat if you are inclined to anemia. If you have any doubts/questions, please talk to a health care professional. Fasting is entirely voluntary. WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND CONSULTING YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL FOR ADVICE BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY FOOD FAST.
Baptism is not a condition for salvation, but rather an act of obedience brought to completion when you have chosen to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Baptism allows you to make a public declaration of your faith in Christ. Know that only your acceptance of Christ ensures your salvation.