02 March 2015

One More 4 Jesus 2015 Spring Campaign

“One More for Jesus” is the motto for the Spring 2015 enlistment campaign.  That is: one more soldier or adherent or visitor or volunteer or advisory board member or neighbor or relative or friend or anyone else who could be a blessing to others.

The campaign is seven weeks long and ends on Easter Sunday.  The La Porte Corps, under guidance from Envoys Greg and Bethany Irwin has taken the initiative and has creatively planned or modified activities to encourage the opportunity for anyone to invite “one more” person.  Below is a brief summary of the campaign including some photos of what happened.

 Week One – Senior Costume Party Tuesday 2/17/15. Transportation provided with help from La Porte Transport. Friday Night Life!  Food, Games, and Door Prizes on 2/20/15 from 5-8 PM. Men’s Sunday 2/21/15 with Men’s Choir singing during Sunday School and a Potluck dinner after church. And, introducing our new Praise and Worship leader Dale Wratchford!

At right is pirate Bethany at the costume party.  Below are the men (and boys) serving at the potluck dinner. Also, it is true, that even when dressed as a pirate that Bethany could not say "ain't". Arrgh!








Week Two – Uno Tournament Friday night 2/27/15 following Community Supper. Sunday 3/1/15 will feature the movie “The Case for Faith.  United Praise and Worship with Dale Wratchford.

Shown at right, from Week Two, are the finalists from the Uno Tournament.  Carolyn Tibbs was the winner and Scott and Mesha Saffell.  Rumor has it that the masked individual not only lost playing UNO but also appears to be a BIG Ohio State Buckey fan!, ergo the mask! But, there is still room for one more 4 Jesus.

Week Three – Parents and Kids swimming party at the Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday, 3/4/15 @ 4:30 – 6 PM. Focus is on Character Building kids and parents and inviting them to come and see “Sally Ann Krinkles” and attend our Picnic in March on Sunday.

Sunday 3/8/15 – Sally Ann Krinkles and Kids presentation in Sunday School, Sally Ann will present a Skit and Songs during church as well. Picnic in March to follow in community room! Picnic food, table clothes, beach balls, and sunshine inside, no matter what the weather outside!!!

Week Four – Talent Show and Movie Night starring “Ed Sullivan” and “Norton” from the “Honeymooners”! Friday, March 13th after the Community Dinner.  Sunday services on 3/15/15 will feature the return of the “Born Again Blues Band”!

Week Five – Sunday, March 22nd…a very big day indeed! Kid’s Program for Sunday School that includes songs, a skit, videos, and testimonies. Character Building Kids and parents will be invited to bowling @ Thunderbird Lanes the following Wednesday! Character Building Bowling is becoming a La Porte tradition!

Community Dinner to follow Sunday services in the Community Room followed by the Community Choir Easter Cantata” @ 3 PM. Transportation for seniors is being provided with help from the County Council on Aging.



Week Six – Senior Singspiration and Luncheon Tuesday 3/24/15. Lois Eversman on the piano and Tom Jones wannabe (Envoy Greg) leading the singing! Lunch @ 11:30 in the community room with REAL services, singspiration @ 12:30 in the chapel. Transportation provided. Palm leaves will be given to the seniors as an invitation to Palm Sunday Services.

Palm Sunday – 3/29/15; Biscuits and Gravy and devotion @ 10 AM. Line up for procession to lay down the palm leaves @ 10:30. Service includes a monologue about the thief on the cross; a dramatic interpretation; and the return of Dale Wratchford for Praise and Worship, testimony time (sermon to follow).

Week Seven – Good Friday Supper and Service is APRIL 3rd. Supper @ 5:30 and Service @ 6:30. Sunday 4/5/15 – Easter Breakfast @ 9:45 with an interactive Easter Activity for Parents and Kids. Easter Service is @ 11 AM. We will be enrolling at least one new soldier and possibly one adherent.