Stewardship Moment- November 8, 2015 with Haley Bulandr and Hailey Campe
My name is Haley Bulandr and I regularly participate in youth activities with the youth group and Dr. Sami. I’ve been coming to this church for a little over 6 years and today I want to share with you why it is so important to me. Let me set the stage for you, at 2:35 the bell rings at school, I get my stuff and I hit the door running. It’s finally time to go to church! The best part in my high school career was having a safe place available for me and all of my friends to come and hang out. As soon as I walk through the door my shoes came off, as I would run down the hallway to greet Dr. Sami. Although looking back at it, my friends and I have maybe been a little obnoxious, Sami always greeted us with open arms. She was there for me and the group with anything we needed. When it was time to take the ACT, she was ready to give us information. Or even when the time came to start applying for college, she was right there with us making the pros and cons list. The overwhelming amount of support she has given to me is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. She has helped me grow into the person who I am today and build me up when times were tough. Even though I am now in college, a few of us still connect and find CCB a safe place to be. Making it a point to pledge to this church is important because giving back to the church makes it a safe place for other kids or high school students to have the experience that I had. I would like to thank all of you for your help in providing this for me as it has made a huge difference in my life.
Stewardship Moment -November 8, 2015
Hi, my name is Hailey, I’ve been going here since about third grade. I’ve spent almost all my life here, I’ve known almost all of you sitting here since I was about 8 or 9. You have touched my life in so many ways, you’ve allowed me to do things I never imagined I could do. I love our youth group, I really do. They support me in all that I do and I genuinely feel loved. I can talk openly and not feel judged, I know that no matter what, they will always be there for me. We have done so many different things, I’ve gone on Mission trips, helped at Feed My Starving Children, done crop walk and so many other things. I’ve also seen this church, this tiny little church on the corner of Lincoln and Grove that’s been here since even before Barrington, touch lives of people all over the world. How does it feel to know you’re apart of a church that’s helped people in Africa, Kentucky, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and even right here in our town of Barrington. I’ve always wondered how we’ve done all this, how we’ve been able to do the things we do. It’s because of you, the people of this church. All I have to say is thank you, thank you for everything you have given to this church. You have given so much more than money to CCB, although the money you have given has helped things move along a lot smoother, you’ve also given your time, service, laughter, food, and they are just powerful as all the money in the world. You have given people happiness, education, the gift of music, and most importantly; hope. Hope for a brighter future and the security that things will be alright. I am so thankful for everything you have given and everything that you continue to give this Thanksgiving season.