Carter BloodCare Blood Drive
Saturday, April 11, 10am-2pm
Because of the overwhelming response to our blood drive on March 28, Fellowship will be hosting another blood drive on April 11! We have three donation buses from Carter BloodCare that will be onsite. Blood is a very critical need right now as blood banks struggle to get donations. Donating blood is allowed and strongly encouraged under the current social distancing rules and is a great way for you to help with an immediate need. To sign up for our April 11 blood drive just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Register for a donation time
Step 2: Review donation procedures and guidelines
Step 3: On April 11, complete your day-of QuickScreen
Step 4: Be timely to your appointment
Drive-By Food Drive
Saturday, April 11, 10am-2pm
Due to the increased need for food bank services, the City of Dallas has approved Fellowship’s Drive-By Food Drive benefiting the North Texas Food Bank! To remain safe and minimize contact, pull your car up to one of the open trucks or SUVs in Fellowship’s North parking lot anytime between 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 11. All you have to do is place your donation into the back of the waiting vehicle—quick and simple! The food pantry is requesting the specific food items listed below.
- Low-sodium canned vegetables
- Canned fruit (in-juice)
- Canned chicken or tuna
- Dry or canned beans
- Whole-grain pasta or brown rice
- Peanut butter
To continue being respectful to all of those affected by food stock shortages, we are encouraging you to purchase one of each of the items on the list—which will create a full box for one family—rather than buying out the entire shelf at your local store. Be sure to check your own pantry—you may have many of these items already. If you have more than one of these available at your home that you would like to donate, you are more than welcome to. We are simply encouraging people not to over-buy at stores for the food drive.
Please note that the North Texas Food Bank is not taking donations of bread or other perishable food items at this time.
Time of Prayer with Kurt on Facebook Live
Tuesday, March 31, 7pm
Join us on Facebook Live as we gather together to pray for our church, city, and world. Kurt will be leading us and we’d love to pray over any specific prayer requests that you have. You can submit your requests to email@example.com.
Not on Facebook? We’d love to help you set up an account so that you can join us for this live event. Facebook is also a great way to connect with us for our Sunday services and other Facebook live video events where you can interact with others. Setting up an account is quick and simple. Just follow the steps below.
- Go to Facebook.com in your web browser.
- Create your account. All it takes is a valid email address to set up your login.
- Once you are logged in, go to Fellowship’s Facebook Page – Facebook.com/FellowshipDallas
- Under the header video on our Page, click “Like” and “Follow” to ensure you receipt Fellowship’s content in your feed.
Fellowship has also donated $5,000 from our Relief and Recovery fund to help stock our neighbors at the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry. Thank you for your generous giving to make this possible! If you would like to give to this fund, click the button below. Your support allows us to continue serving our community.
March 15 Update:
At this time we anticipate keeping the building closed, with online-only services through the end of March. We are continuing to carefully monitor this developing situation and look forward to gathering together again in person as soon as we can do so safely. We will continue to provide updates here, as well as on Facebook and Instagram, and via our other communication platforms.
In times like this, we are reminded that the church is not a building—it’s us! And we are so fortunate to live in a time when we can still connect with each other without leaving our homes. We will be sharing opportunities to gather virtually throughout the week and ways you can help those affected by the various closures.
March 13 Update:
Our Elder Board met this morning to discuss the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak and how we can best respond as a church. After prayer, fasting, and thorough consideration, we’ve come to a unanimous conclusion on our immediate next step.
As you may have seen, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has issued an order that prohibits community gatherings of 500 or more people through at least Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. The order also strongly advises against large-group gatherings of 250 or more people as a proactive response to contain the spread of COVID-19. In the interest of your health and safety, we are complying with this order effective immediately. Here’s what that means for you:
Our building is now closed to the public for the next week until we have further information
Our worship services will be online only this Sunday, March 15, at 11am
All other event programming is on hiatus until further notice (including on-campus Life Groups)
Church isn’t cancelled—it’s just going to look a little different. We know that there will be many questions as we continue. If you’re involved in a Life Group or are on a Service Team, stay tuned as you’ll be hearing more soon about how this impacts you.
If you’re looking for ways to help, consider these:
Pray – Pray for those impacted by the virus, as well as their families and loved ones. We will also have special times of prayer in service for all affected. Pray for God to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine in our hearts through this time. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Prepare to give – In the coming weeks, there will be opportunities for our church to help our church family, our surrounding communities, and our ministry partners who depend on our giving around the globe. Click here to set up online giving or to make a special donation.
Look for opportunity – We know that this is going to be a stressful time in our nation and community. Ask God to show you ways to display God’s love and peace that surpasses all understanding.
With the uncertainty with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, now is the time to respond with wisdom, care, and faith. God is still God. He is still good. And He is not surprised by or fearful of this situation. We believe that now, as always, He is at work and inviting us to join Him in that work. Let’s remember our verse for the year—to be strong and courageous because He is always with us.