Little Lights Urban Ministries

2006 Fall Newsletter

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Little Lights Times To fully accept the acceptance of God and to spread love to those perishing without it. Volume 6, Issue 2 LETTER FROM STEVE In This Issue: • Letter from Steve • Volunteer Opportunities • Camp Heaven 2006 • Welcome New Staff • Financial Update • Ministry House Update • Goodbye to Departing Staff Mark Your Calendars New Volunteer Training (All Programs) Sept. 23 or Oct. 7 Fall programs begin Oct. 2nd Annual Christmas Party Dec. 16th, 5-8 pm at CCPC Current Needs Volunteers School Supplies Fall 2006 "But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! Go on, in the name of God and in the power of his might, till even American slavery (the vilest that ever saw the sun) shall vanish away before it." In 1791, John Wesley penned these words to William Wilberforce, a member of the British Parliament who was converted through Wesley's ministry. His letter encouraged Wilberforce to continue fighting slavery spiritually and politically in England, which stopped participating in the slave trade in 1807. The Emancipation Proclamation which declared "that all persons held as slaves… henceforward shall be free" occurred in the United States on January 1, 1863. For Wesley and Wilberforce, there was no separating faith in God from concern for social justice and compassion toward human suffering. They were two sides of the same coin: love for God and love for neighbor. Charles Finney, called the Father of Modern Evangelism, changed the landscape of the Church with his ministry. J. Gilchrist Lawson wrote a biography describing Finney stating, "Often a hallowed calm, noticeable even to the unsaved, seemed to settle down upon cities where he was holding meetings. Sinners were often brought under conviction of sin almost as soon as they entered these cities. Finney seemed so anointed with the Holy Spirit that people were often brought under conviction of sin just by looking at him. When holding meetings at Utica, New York, he visited a large factory and was looking at the machinery. At the sight of him one of the operatives, and then another, and then another broke down and wept under a sense of continued on page 5 Monthly Supporters Academic Coordinator: See the job posting on our website: Quality Building Contractor: We are currently taking bids for a contractor to do Ministry House renovations Volunteer Opportunities with Little Lights Provide a skill Administrative Assistance HomeworkClub Reading & Math Heroes Girls' Night Boys' Night Tiny Lights Choir Practice YouthNight Mentoring Construction, Creative skill, Graphic design, Fundraising Help with administrative and technology tasks Safe & supportive study time One-on-one study program Group devotion & activities Group devotion & activities Stories & fun for ages 5-8 Singing, dancing, worship Focusing on teen issues Life skills, communication, & encouragement. Contact Info: Time Varies Time Varies Mon-Thu 4:00-6:15pm Tue & Thu 6:15-8:00pm Wed 6:30-8:00pm Wed 6:30-8:30pm Fri 4:30-6:00pm Fri 4:30-6:00pm Fri 6:00-8:00pm Phone: 202-548-4021

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