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KCC Newsletter

ARTICLE BY KEVIN WHITE, SENIOR PASTOR

One of the recurring themes in my devotional reading and study recently has been that God wants us to be just like Jesus! Not just "head knowledge," but also "heart knowledge"-- not just knowing about God, but knowing God through our life experiences. The Good News is that Jesus can change our hearts. He wants us to have a heart like His!

Jesus had a heart full of compassion.
Mark 6 in the Bible records an example of Jesus' compassion. When He lands on the shore of Bethsaida Jesus leaves the Sea of Galilee and steps in to a sea of humanity. Keep in mind, Jesus has crossed the sea to get away from the crowds. He needed to grieve. He longed to relax with His followers. He needed anything but another crowd of thousands to teach and heal, but His love for people overcomes His need for rest. Why? Because He had compassion on them. And the truth is that God wants us to be "just like Jesus." His desire is for His followers to be loving and compassionate.

I John 3:18 reads, "Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth."

I invite you to say "yes" to the love and compassion of Jesus. We were just reminded through the communion meditation on Sunday, January 28, that when we respond to Christ's love, we are saved from our sins, we are sanctified as we live for Jesus, and we will be glorified with Him when we receive our eternal reward.

We show God's love when we are willing to help others. We show Jesus' strength when we take on the task God gives us to do, whatever that may be--in our church, community, country, or internationally. What motivates people to drop everything and drive several hours to serve others who are recovering from hurricanes, floods, fires, or other disasters? It's love and compassion; it's being the hands and feet of Jesus; it's head, heart, and hands working together with other followers of Jesus to make a Kingdom impact in our fallen world. In a recent interview, Dale Meyer, from Hope Summit Christian Church in Rochester highlighted the importance of short-term mission trips and the impact they can make in the lives of those being served, as well as those who go and serve. He mentioned that the Church has those who are willing to go and serve, but the Church also needs the "Senders" who are not able to go, but who want to support the mission through their prayers and finances. I invite you to be part of the team and mission trip that KCC is planning to east Texas March 17-24. Pastor Joe and I will be leading a team of volunteers to serve those who were devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

I was able to serve with a team of leaders who went down in October to build relationships and partner with churches and organizations serving the needs of the people living in Orange, Newton, and Jasper counties, near the Louisiana border. In December, KCC sent $5,000 to help children and families at Christmas. Please consider being a part of the team that goes to serve in March, or consider being a "Sender" through your prayers and financial support. Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of the people we serve in east Texas. The area we will be serving (about 2 hours east of Houston) was one of the hardest hit, and one with limited resources.

Join with us in prayer as we prepare for this short-term mission trip: "Lord, please open our eyes to the needs of others. Open our hearts to those people and our hands, so we can provide help in the time of need."

KCC Calendar
BOWLING EXTRAVAGANZA


The KCC family is getting together at Tom & Gary's Bowling Alley in Annandale on SATURDAY, February 3, at 6:00p.

It'll be $10 for two games and shoes.

Everyone's invited. Come! It'll be fun.
SnoFeast Student Retreat
SnoFeast is a youth winter retreat hosted by KCC--February 9-10. The weekend is packed with upbeat worship, great teaching, and hitting the slopes of Powder Ridge. This high-impact weekend welcomes junior and senior high students from all over MN & beyond.
SnoFeast Help:
We need many hands to host SnoFeast. If you'd be willing to serve the evening of Friday, January 9, or Saturday, January 10, thank you for checking our crews. We also have a need for cans of pop, water bottles, and baked goods. If you would be so willing, please drop those off at the church by noon on Friday, February 9. Thank you, and thank you to all those who are coming as volunteers.
Family Snow Tubing
Family Tubing Night
Wednesday, February 21,
5:30-8:30p
at Powder Ridge

We've reserved the tubing hill at Powder Ridge for your family to get together with others from our church and community for some good ole fun in the snow--Wednesday, February 21, from 5:30-8:30p. Invite another family along--everyone's welcome.

Tubes are provided, along with a warming house and fire pit. (Minimum age is 4.)

Tickets are $14/tuber. You may pay either at the hill or church office (cash or check to KCC).
Ladies' Bible Study  New! Ladies' Bible Study

Starting February 23, Joyce Albert will begin a study on Fridays from 10:00-11:30a on the Spiritual Gifts (by Karen Dockrey).

Christians are all gifted by the Holy Spirit, but many don't know how to use their gifts. From this 9-week study, ladies will explore what the gifts are, why they are given, and how they can put their gifts to use for God's glory. Learn to celebrate and affirm the varied spiritual gifts God has given you! (Optional book: $6)
Prayer Council
Prayer Council

On Tuesday, February 20, at 6:00p come and pray with others for those on your prayer list.

At 7:00p a "Prayer Van" goes to someone's home to pray with them.
Life@Home Recipes
The Life@Home center in the foyer is open to anyone to utilize. It has a wide variety of tools to equip families to flourish in any season of life.

During the month of February, we're featuring two "Recipe Cards." Both can be picked up for free or downloaded below!

The first is the "Marriage Date Night" Recipe Card to guide you in planning activities and time in the year to help protect your marriage and build it stronger.

The second is the "Love Mirror" Family Recipe Card. Do your kids understand that real love is unselfish? This resources provides families with an idea for a fun, lesson-filled activity that's wrapped around the idea of love.

We hope you're encouraged to be intentional in creating a God-honoring home.
241 State Hwy. 55 W., Kimball, MN 55353
www.KimballChristian.org
Office: (320) 398-3660
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