The ADVENT CONSPIRACY is well on its way. Last Thursday at theGATHERING we introduced you to the concept through this video. WORSHIP FULLY | SPEND LESS | GIVE MORE | LOVE ALL
Tie that with what we've been meditating on through RADICAL... and SERMON ON THE MOUNT... then you've got yourself a bonifide rejection of consumerism taking place!
Here are some highlights so far:
ADVENT CONSPIRACY |ROUND 1 - YOUNG MOM's BY CHOICE
theGATHERING Community, last Thursday, adopted ten young mom's who've determined to keep their children instead of giving them up for adoption. They gave us a WISH and a NEED. From Thursday night until Monday morning, all of those needs and wishes were fulfilled. We're going to highlight some of the amazing stories of how God provided--randomly giving cash, mobilizing families, and even a visitor being compelled to give. Round 1 was an amazing success. Even better, many of you are awakening to the opportunities for planting the Gospel during your everyday, "as you are going" lives!
ADVENT CONSPIRACY | Round 2 | Night of Wonder Adoption
In addition to the 10 Young Mom's by Choice families that we adopted, we also adopted a family of 5 through 6stones Missions Network for their annual Night of Wonder. This one is still in full swing. If you picked up a card, please make sure that you bring everything to us or 6stones by Wednesday.
If you weren't at the last GATHERING, 1... why? 2... you can still sign up to adopt a kid or family at 6stones.org. If you go this route, please let us know by commenting below. We're trying to keep track of things that are going on in the kingdom because of theGATHERING Community.
ADVENT CONSPIRACY | Round 3 | Night of Wonder Party
Monday, December 13th you can be apart of handing out the gifts to the Night of Wonder families at Stonegate Elementary. There are parties going on all over the place throughout the week, but we're going to focus on energy on Stonegate.
If you're interested, RSVP on the facebook invite. In addition, you'll need to attend the training on either the 7th or the 9th. The training is at Campus West at 6:00.
ADVENT CONSPIRACY | Round 4 | Gifts of Water
We're still partnering with Water Missions in their Gifts of Water Campaign. There are two ways that you can get involved:
- - On Fridays in December, instead of going out to eat for lunch or dinner, put that money toward giving the gift of water and the gift of Jesus. TXT WMI to 85944 to give $10. Even better, pick up one of our cards and get 10 of your coworkers, friends, and neighbors to do the same. Many of you are using this as an opportunity to get to know your neighbors through block parties, which is what we're all about.
- -I, Luca, am a coffee drinker. Instead of spending money on coffee this month, I'm going to put the cash toward clean water. You might not drink coffee, but it might be coke or some other drink... would you consider drinking water and giving that money to Gifts of Water? $10. Crazy what such a little bit of money can do. If you're in on either of these options please comment below. Again, we want to keep track of what is going on throughout the kingdom.
ADVENT CONSPIRACY | ROUND 5 | COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Are you looking for more of a long term involvement in order to change someone's life? You might want to prayerfully consider adopting a child through Compassion International. Having worked with other ministries in the past, Compassion is amazing because they partner with local churches where people are being adopted. Many people within theGATHERING Community have adopted Compassion Kiddos. It's more of a commitment, but it is just a start to impacting the nations for the glory of God. If you are currently or if your going to sponsor a kiddo, comment below to let us know. Tell us their name and where they're from.