Monday, January 30, 2012

Souper Bowl Sunday is February 5th!

Be sure to take advantage of giving SOMETHING at Heavenview this Sunday as service closes to help Samaritan Ministries through our Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser.

Souper Bowl of Caring is a campaign to help organizations in need of financial support. We want them to continue to do the good they do in our community.

Be a part of this effort. Give back.

What started as a grassroots effort in South Carolina calling attention to hunger has grown into a national fundraising event with over $40 million raised since 1990.

The Souper Bowl of Caring takes place on the NFL’s Super Bowl Sunday, when millions of dollars are spent on food served on game day. Church youth groups wearing their favorite NFL team jerseys and carrying soup pots, collect $1 from people as they leave their worship service. All proceeds collected remain in the community benefiting hungry and homeless people.

Church youth groups can show your support to end hunger by participating on February 5, 2012 in Souper Bowl Sunday and donating the monies raised to the Samaritan Soup Kitchen and Inn.

For additional information, visit

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love Your Neighbor Day 2012 is right around the corner!

That's right! Saturday, February 11th is Love Your Neighbor Day. This day is all about showing the love of Jesus Christ in a practical way to your neighbor, or anyone that could benefit from receiving love. I guess, really, that's all of us.

Now that you know WHO you want to show love to on Saturday, February 11th - let me help you with some ideas for HOW you can show love in a meaningful way.

Ideas for showing love to your neighbor:

  • Cook a meal
  • Write a thoughtful note
  • Invite them over for dinner
  • Eat out together (be sure to pay for their meal)
  • Offer to help them conquer a project they've been putting off around the house
  • Ask for prayer requests, or if they would like to pray with you
  • Make something homemade to give to them
  • If they have kids offer them free childcare so they can have a date night
  • If you're someone who can fix things, offer to fix something that is broken
  • Pay for the meal of the person behind you in the drive-through
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Offer to help someone with their homework
  • Visit the residents in a nursing home, don't forget to bring snacks!
  • Take cookies or danishes to the local hospice
  • Take a ton of balloons to the Children's Hospital
A story to share from our past Love Your Neighbor Days:

Our family made cookies for our neighbors. We connected with three families. We told them we hoped they were having a good New Year. On the plate we wrote that we were praying for them.

This was something that we needed to do. We were glad to do this - to show the Love of God in a dark and busy world!

The Lee Family

More to come!

Email to report your experience on Saturday, 2/11/12.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Annual Red Cross Blood Drive - 2/18/12

Please email Robynn Careccia to make an appointment to donate blood on Saturday, 2/18/12. The times available are from 9am until 1:30pm.

The Blood Drive will take place at Heavenview, 1410 West Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 - in the Fellowship Hall. (Enter through the side double doors of the building.)

Did you know that giving an hour of your time to donate blood can save up to three lives?

Contact Robynn Careccia today to sign up!

Please read the links below prior to signing up to give blood:

Thank you for saving lives by giving blood.