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February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

A Message From Executive Director Bill Searcey

FOCUS was organized over 30 years ago as a united effort of several different Christian denominations and churches. The thinking was that many churches, joining together in unity, could do much more than a single church going it alone.

That idea is still viable, even though becoming more and more elusive. On Feb. 1, New Harvest church hosted a gathering of some 4 or 5 churches at their location in Hamilton. The theme for the night was, of course, unity.

Today, with some effort we can continue that idea of unity. This gathering was a foreshadowing of what could happen if we put our differences behind us. It was a picture of the keys of a piano; you had the ebony color of some of the keys and the ivory color of some others and when played together a beautiful melody was the result.

That was the picture on that Sunday night and , we hope, a picture becoming more and more commonplace among Christ’s followers. I believe that is what Christ Himself had in mind for His people. That is what we continue to strive for at FOCUS. Come join us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next Board Meeting

The next FOCUS Board Meeting will be February 18, 6pm at the Harris County Community Recreational Center. This will be our ANNUAL MEETING.

How We’re Helping

In January the FOCUS office helped 121 clients. In addition, we distributed 427 bags of food to 100 families, which totaled 226 individuals and 40 families with children.

In January FOCUS assisted the Cornerstone Baptist Church’s Carpenter’s Workshop by reimbursing them for the materials needed to build a handicap ramp for a homeowner with multiple sclerosis in Cataula.

Hold The Date — Empty Bowl 2016

Harris County High School’s annual Empty Bowl event benefitting FOCUS will be Saturday, April 16, at the high school. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Thank you!

FOCUS would like to send a big thank you to Gatlin Pest Control in Cataula, which held a food drive and donated ALL of the food to FOCUS. And quite a generous amount of food it was.