Bates said the church has incorporated the giveaway into its Easter sermon series theme called “Life.” The pastor has been preaching on the theme near a large display featuring the colorful logo of the popular “Life!” board game.
Bates said as part of the “Life” series, his sermons on the weeks leading up to Easter are focusing on different aspects of life, such as relationships, money and emotions. The series will end on Easter with the focus on Christ, whom Bates said adds the “exclamation point” to everything in life.
“Even if we manage our lives the best we can, there's always going to be something missing,” he said. “Until we get Jesus in there, it's going to feel like that because He's the author of life.”
Faith Church's community outreach projects include its annual “5,000 and more” school supply and meal giveaway.
“We dedicate a significant portion to go back out into the community,” he said. “We're just trying to find as many different ways to give.”
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Our people could have said ‘keep this a secret — we have a better chance of winning ourselves,' but they didn't do that. They said it's OK because they were getting so much joy watching others win.”
The Rev. Terry Bates,