Blessed are the pure in heart...

Good Wednesday afternoon!

This evening our youth are hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Grove at 6:00 PM. Come on down for some good eats, great fellowship, all for a great cause: our summer camp fundraiser! This is also a great time to support Chad and all the work he is doing with teenagers in this community. He and the volunteers who are there every Wednesday night are doing an amazing job! We sure hope to see you, but remember that even if you can't we have a new way to support from afar...

You can text "$20 Spaghetti" to 865.229.9448 and your donation will go straight to summer camp! How cool is that? Once you're set up, you will be able to easily text support in for our all our camp fundraisers coming between now and July 15th, the day camp begins. It's an easy way to pay for a car wash, sponsor a camper, or fund a food purchase for our week at Big Ridge.

This week our beatitude is "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." This is probably my favorite beatitude and I would like to share personally about it. I hope to see you all on Sunday! There's been a ton of illness about and we've missed folks as they've wrestled with it.

The kitchen team has asked that we remember that this Sunday is "Big Food" as it is the last Sunday of the month. This is a great opportunity to bring in something homemade for the whole church to enjoy and to help the kitchen team keep going with the amazing ministry they bring us week in and week out. Having fellowship time after our main meeting is a big part of the "glue" that helps make High Places who we are... our kitchen team does a great job and they're also looking to expand! Currently, we have two Sunday's in March that need a couple of volunteer families to bring food. See Carmen or Debbie Casey for more info!!

I also want to announce that we have two potential growth opportunities coming in March, one for men and the other for women. These small groups are definitely something to keep an eye on and we'll have more information this Sunday and next, along with sign-up sheets. 

Thank you to everyone who registered for our adult retreat coming April 12-14. We still have room for a couple more, so if you haven't signed up yet, don't wait. Our lodge is filling up fast, and that is exciting!!

Finally, this Sunday is our last Sunday at NHC. It would really be great to have a lot of High Places folks out and to have a mini-choir going on! If you haven't made it yet and you're willing to sing some of your favorite hymns, it really brightens the day for these elderly residents. Please consider coming out and singing! We meet at NHC around 9:15 and the music begins promptly at 9:30!

Thanks everyone! Love to you all!!