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Pastor’s Message: July 26, 2021

It was a joy to see the Project Transformation interns and children back on campus this year after a year away. You can know that your donation of our church space has helped kids strengthen their reading skills this summer as we seek to close the learning gaps experienced during the disruptions to instruction over the last year and a half. You can also trust that relationships continue to be built with the families of Project Transformation that will produce vital ministry. Finally, you can know that Project Transformation helps shape young adults for a lifetime of service and the love of their neighbors, including ordained ministry. 

I want to offer a special thank you to Jim Hanigan, Barbara Tatum, Larry Rains, Lee and Melanie Willhite, Roxanne Rawdon, Kandy Burdette, Vin and Kathy Scheihagen, Meredith Freeman, Pat Moore, Iris and Archie Shivar, Margaret Young, Tom Wooldridge, Nancy Putnam, Joanne Marchant, and anyone else who contributed to the support of our interns and families this summer whether through providing intern snacks, greeting children and parents at the doors, serving as a reading buddy, helping on Family Fun Nights and any other ways you helped add to the grace shared and received through this ministry.

There should be plenty of opportunities to contribute to the Project Transformation After School Program so keep your eyes and ears open as we prepare for this Fall. Also, the CLAY leadership training program is relaunching in the Fall at Chapel Hill Preparatory Academy and we need at least 3 to 4 new volunteers plus a substitute at two. If you can spare an hour from approximately 7:30 to 8:30 am every other Thursday in the Fall and Spring for a total of about 12 Thursdays to help train children between 3rd and 5th grade, please let Pat Moore or me know. 

Grace and peace,

Rev. J.D. Allen
Senior Pastor

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