Sunday morning, the contemporary service focused on church as an instrument of grace vs. church as a political force. It has amazed me the opportunities that have come just this week.
A few guys associated with the Salvation Army in Atlanta have started a soccer league for a Hispanic community near them. They coach kids (average age 7-9) and have about 30 children participating. They could have so many more, but that is the max number that will fit in the vans. The children (and coaches) are having the time of their lives.
However, many needs exist that are simple for us to help solve.
*Many of the girls are playing indoor soccer in sandals and clog-style shoes. A local church in Conyers has volunteered to provide shoes for all of the children.
*The championship game in next Saturday. A children's minister has now donated metals for everyone.
*We need socks for the kids.
*They would love to have some sort of pizza party to end the season.
*Last, they want to give each kid a soccer ball to take back with them.
*Any other creative ideas are welcomed!
*You can join me and the others tonight, next Thursday, or next Saturday to help with the kids. Would you be willing to help? If so, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to overwhelm those kids!
Time: 6:00pm is when we start our Bible lesson, 6:10-15pm is when we start playing soccer.
Location: The Salvation Army @ North Druid Hills.
Directions: Take i-20 west toward Atlanta. Go north on i-75/85. take the i-85 split. 4 miles after split take the North Druid hills exit. (You will see the church on your left, over the bridge) The North Druid Hills exit splits...take the left split.
You will circle around heading west on North Druid Hills. Go through one light and take your first right before the gas station. Go thru the two way gates and take a left. The gym is at the bottom of the hill. You will see my Red Colorado Pickup truck.
Other times of opportunity: We will be having our Soccer Championship games on Saturday, November 19th at 5:00pm. We will start back up in Jan. 2006