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Block Party

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I've heard about the Block Party since it started and thought it was such a neat idea and an amazing way to serve the community. The week I was hired and joined the staff at Fellowship was the week immediately after block party last year. I was so disappointed to have missed it and literally have been counting down to the event this year. I was so excited to be part of it! I helped Marianne with the fundraising and it was truly all God who is the only one who can take credit for any of the generosity of people. I made lots of phone calls and put a lot of info out there, faced a lot of rejection and was thoroughly discouraged. When I contacted Marianne to apologize about my lack of success, she told me we had 45 bikes committed and donated and we were all good. Truly a miracle.

At the event, I randomly bumped into a friend who I didn't know would be there. She was blown away by the scale of the event and the generosity behind it.  She said she and her son would need to check us out on a Sunday morning. She was so excited when I told her about our children's ministry too.

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Dinner After SNL

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After SNL one night, four of us went to Hickory Inn for dinner. Our waitress was very sober and not smiling.  After she took our order and left, we prayed.  When we finished, we realized she was standing waiting to give us our drinks.  She then asked, "do you all go to church?"  We said that we did and on Saturday night at Fellowship.  She started talking with us, smiling a little bit, and then informed us that her son had passed away from an overdose just 22 weeks prior.  Marcia asked if we could pray for her.  She said yes and we did just that.  Before we left, I told her about the multi church prayer service that was being held at Maiden Lane the next night.  We told her that we would be there.


The next evening, we were in the packed sanctuary at Maiden Lane, our waitress from the previous night and her boyfriend, sought us out and sat in front of us.  That night she heard the testimony of a mother that had lost her son recently to an overdose as well.  We don’t believe that was just a random dinner at Hickory Inn on that July evening. We believe that God put us there so we could minister to our waitress and to lead her to a place where she could seek help.

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