Every Memorial Day and July 4th weekend churches can use patriotism as a tool to get people to attend church. As a marketing tool this is a good idea. Up to now, our programming team at CIL has chosen not to overemphasize an American-based holiday during those services, but I understand why churches do so.
Our veterans need more than recognition twice a year, they need consistent friendship. This is why I am so impressed with the Compassion Team of CIL (see Darlene & Ellen in pic), and their monthly outreach to the veterans of the Sumner County Veterans Home in Gallatin. This small team provides lunch on a Sunday afternoon each month, and they have been building a friendship with the residents.
The lunch happens on the 4th Sunday of each month. The next one occurs on Sunday, September 26th around 2 p.m. If you want to find out more details about this outreach let me know, and I’ll connect you with our leaders.