- Nearly 30 people attended,
- Many guests were welcomed into God’s house,
- Hundreds of dollars in gifts were provided for the teens at the Austin Childrens Shelter, and
- We started the season by focusing our hearts on the gift of Christ to the world and how we are blessed by giving to others in return.
Thank you to Melba and Theresa for helping cook on the morning of the brunch and to Fae and Louise for bringing their special holiday goodies to share. Janis Gernert from the Austin Childrens Shelter told us about the facility, the great needs – both physical and emotional – of the children that come there, and how we can help change their lives.
The Christ Birthday Offering, in which we participate each year as a ministry of the National Christian Women Connection, provides education, economic development and hope for women and families all around the world. Our local fellowship is happy to share our resources and reach out with God’s love both at home and internationally during this special time of year
“I remain very grateful to attend and meet the caring people at Austin’s First Church of God, thank you for the invitation and gifts for the children. ACS will share a brighter Christmas because of the thoughtfulness of you and members there. Blessings – Janis Gernert, The Austin Childrens Shelter