October was filled with church bonfires, hosting the annual Summit Baptist Association meeting at New Life, preparing for Operation Christmas Child, and the My Hope with Billy Graham broadcast. We distributed invitations to people in out neighborhood on Halloween night for a viewing party of the My Hope broadcast on November 8th. This was when the program aired on ABC in the Cleveland market. It was a very powerful message that I wish more people could see. We have also been partnering with Love, Inc to help stock and serve at a local Personal Care Item Pantry with several other local churches. We have been collecting and distributing items that cannot be bought with food stamps/EBT. Last month we helped to serve nearly 100 families in our local area through this outreach.
We have been growing on Sunday mornings, so we have added more chairs to the sanctuary to provide more seating capacity. When we first came to Medina we had about 60 seats out. We expanded early on to make room for 100 seats. Now we can seat just about 140. The Lord continues to bless us and provide for us. Please pray that we would serve Christ well and represent Him well to the community and world around us.