Monday, December 14, 2009

Warming Hearts at our House Warming

As a kid, I used to participate in a program called "Warm Hearts, Cold Noses." The program was all about bringing a little warmth into the life of a shut-in or a sick person. I would go and visit the elderly or the sick with my dog, Lady. Thus the WARM HEARTS were the sick, the elderly, and even my heart. The COLD NOSE was my dog Lady who also enjoyed the visit.

As a pastor, I participated in Sure Foundation Lutheran Church's house warming event on December 12th, 2009. As our church looks at our surrounding community we see a place that can sometimes be very cold. Perhaps we could say that Woodside, Queens is especially cold during the month of December. The homeless are cold without scarves and are hungry without food. Families miss their dad because he is a soldier fighting in a foreign land. Kids lie sick in the hospital and would love a simple game to play.

This past Saturday, Sure Foundation brought a little warmth into the community by knitting hats for babies, making scarves for the cold, making cards for soldiers, and more! We hope that in this way our community will have a more merry Christmas.

Even more than bringing warmth to people's hearts, we want to bring warmth to people's souls during the Christmas season. Our house warming was much more than a social action event. It was an event to share our faith with our friends and community. At Sure Foundation, we have the warmth of the Christ-child rooted deeply in our hearts. His salvation and his peace warm our hearts and make us in turn want to warm the hearts of others.

The house warming wasn't just a one time event for Sure Foundation. It is Christmas event, a Sunday event, and even an every day event at Sure Foundation.

Here are more special house warming events this Christmas season:

December 24, 2009 at 6:30pm: Christmas Eve Service by Candlelight
December 25, 2009 at 10:30pm: Christmas Day Service
December 31, 2009 at 6:30pm: New Years Eve Service

See our House Warming Video below: