We Are Having Church on January 31

We will be having both the 9:30 and 11:15 services on Sunday, January 31.

Special thanks to Steve Kohler, Bryce Kohler and Randy Roof who cleared the parking lot and sidewalks this afternoon.   Still, please exercise caution in the parking lot and on the sidewalks of the church when you arrive.

If you feel unsafe traveling on the roads, please feel no pressure to attend on Sunday.   Also, if you are a volunteer, and are unable to attend, please notify your ministry leader.

Be careful out there!


Update From Convoy of Hope in Haiti

Below is an update from the www.convoyofhope.org web-site



In the wake of Haiti’s 7.0 earthquake, Convoy of Hope relief teams are on the ground in Port-au-Prince distributing food, water, medicine and more. Water purification units are also being implemented.  When the earthquake hit, Convoy’s country director was in Port-au-Prince. And because Convoy’s warehouse was fully stocked, the team was able to begin responding immediately with 50,000 meals.

One load of relief supplies is being airlifted shortly and another truckload of food and medicine just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Additional loads are being readied for immediate shipment and distribution at several points of distribution in Port-au-Prince.

More supplies are critically needed – Please give now to help the earthquake victims of Haiti!

Help Haiti through Convoy of Hope

All of us right now are heartbroken and concerned about the conditions in Haiti following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.   I want to invite you to give financially to help bring immediate relief to the suffering people of Haiti.  A world wide ministry partner of The Church at Indian Lake called Convoy of Hope is on the ground in Haiti (their warehouse and distribution center was not affected by the quake) meeting the needs of people right now. They already feed 7,000 people a day in Haiti so they are in emergency need of supplies to meet the demand. If you would like to join my family and me in helping just CLICK HERE and every dime you give will go toward the relief effort. I’ll also give everyone an opportunity on Sunday to give as well.

I have been in contact with pastors familiar with Haiti and a missionary in that region, and they have confirmed that relief operations are well underway – they began immediately.  I will keep you posted if I find any specific information about the conditions there.

Compassion Ministries at CIL making a tangible difference

Pastor Kim Driver does an incredible job leading the Compassion Ministries at CIL.   In an e-mail from Kim to her team she summarized all that God allowed her and her team to accomplish for Him in 2009.  To God be the glory!

Message from Pastor Kim:

Compassion is action.  Love in action.

You helped make a difference in the lives of so many this past year.

Thank You for:

Sending 100’s of cards to our wounded American soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center- bringing encouragement and appreciation for their brave and sacrificial service to our country.

Honor-A+-Teacher program– Impacting students and our public education system. By your appreciation, you helped make a difference in the lives of 3 teachers- Mrs. Jolie Barrickman, Mrs. Linda Rice and Mrs. Amanda Swinger.( One teacher said with tears in her eyes, “after 23 years of teaching, I was at the lowest point in my life- then Honor-A+-Teacher showed up with the surprised blessing, you will never know what that meant to me.”) Your gifts of classroom books, teaching materials, laptop, whiteboard, learning games, and numerous other items helped encourage, strengthen and equip those who are impacting the next generation, our children.

Homeless Children in Sumner County–  In April you came together and supplied 65 food paks, helping feed the hungry children in our own community.

Gallatin outreach with Fireplace Fellowship- you joined with them in May and cooked and served food to the hungry. 15 people were saved that night!

Back-to-School Blessing– this year you provided school supplies to 200 children, plus 50 families received a grocery blessing and all received prayer.

Sumner Co. Veterans Home– you brought home-cooked food and fellowshipped with the resident veterans- honoring those who had served our country and helped preserve our religious freedoms.

Thanksgiving Blessing– you provided turkeys for 120 families in our community,

Prayer for every individual that came to the outreach and 4 food baskets for families within our own church.

Operation Christmas Shoebox– you filled 81 boxes for children in need globally, sending out toys and gifts, with the most precious gift of all included, the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Together, we do make a difference in our community- one life at a time.

I pray this New Year bring each of you more opportunities to magnify JESUS

and see His kingdom increased.

Serving Him,

Pastor Kim