Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's Time! Re-Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards!

Thank you for participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program in support of Urbancrest's Faith Promise Fund! Last year we were able to earn thousands of dollars to impact the world for Christ! Now, it's time to re-enroll in order to continue earning Community Rewards funds.

Did you know that you can support the Urbancrest Faith Promise Fund while shopping? It is true! Through the Kroger Community Rewards Program, you can be giving to the many ministries that Urbancrest supports through our Faith Promise Fund (FPF) every time you shop for groceries or anything else at Kroger! The Faith Promise Fund supports more than 50 missionaries around the world, as well as nationals in several countries. It also supports the many mission projects and church plant partnerships. The best thing about this rewards program is that there is no cost to you personally in any way! You will not lose any discounts or rebates that you are receiving. Please Note: Kroger now requires that all participants in the Community Rewards Program re-register their organization starting on May 1st each year. If you do not re-register, the Faith Promise Fund will no longer receive donations from your shopping.

Regardless of where you live, I encourage you to complete the following steps to support our missions ministry:
  • Go online to krogercommunityrewards.com and follow the directions below to register. In order for the Faith Promise Fund to receive funds, you must register under our Urbancrest assigned number which is 83466.
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with our organization after you sign up.
  • If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Some participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (83466) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see our organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • Show your Kroger Plus card or enter your alternate ID at the checkout each time you shop so that our Faith Promise Fund will get credit for the purchase.
The registration process will take less than five minutes of your time but will make an eternal difference in the lives of thousands!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mark Your Calendars

Weekly & Monthly Local Ministries:
Kindred Care Nursing Home – Every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Contact Howard Pauley for more information: 937-671-5349

Laundry Ministry – Every Third Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Contact Sandy Huddleston for more information: sdhudd1@yahoo.com

Lebanon Food Pantry – Every Third & Fifth Wednesday from 9:00am-12:00pm
Contact Barb Gregory for more information: sgregory73@embarqmail.com

Warren County Juvenile Detention Center (WCJDC) – Every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Anyone wanting to serve at WCJDC must be pre-approved!
Contact Bob Woods for more information: 513-383-3554

May Calendar
May 6: WCJDC

May 7: Kindred Care

May 10: Missional Small Group Training from 9:00am-11:30am in Room 203
  For more information, contact Clint Otto: clint@urbancrest.org

May 13: Hope Gardens from 6:00pm-8:30pm; WCJDC

May 14: Kindred Care

May 18: Mexico Mission Team Meeting from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Room 207
  Contact Clint Otto at clint@urbancrest.org for more information!

May 20: Hope Gardens from 6:00pm-8:30pm; WCJDC

May 21: Food Pantry; Kindred Care; Laundry Ministry 

May 26: Memorial Day – Church Office Closed

May 27: Hope Gardens from 6:00pm-8:30pm; Monthly Baskets of Hope; WCJDC

May 28: Kindred Care; Monthly Baskets of Hope
La Luz Outreach from 6:30pm-8:00pm – Canvassing, gathering, door knocking, and prayer walking at the La Luz apartments. For more information, contact Clint Otto: clint@urbancrest.org

Looking Ahead:
June 7: Safe Travel Solutions Training (for mission teams departing June-December 2014)
  For more information, contact Doss Estep: destepubc@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Urbancrest Global Impact Celebration

Schedule of Events
Wednesday March 12th
5:15 – 6:05 PM – Church-Wide Dinner
6:30 – 8:00 PM – Kick-Off Celebration
  Speaker: Vernon Brewer, World Help

Thursday March 13th
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Orality Conference with Jeff Singerman
6:30 – 8:30 PM – “Living Sent: Introduction to Missional Community” with Randy Chestnut

Friday March 14th
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Church-Wide Home Briefings with Missionaries

Saturday March 15th
11:45 – 3:00 PM – Mission Project – BGR Bucket Project
5:00 – 6:15 PM – Taste of the World
6:30 – 8:00 PM – Prayer Service
  Speaker: Jeff Singerman, IMB

Sunday March 16th
9:30 and 11:00 AM – Worship Services
  Missionary Testimonies
9:30 and 11:00 AM – Missionaries Speaking in Sunday School Classes
6:00 – 7:30 PM – Life Commitment Service
  Speaker: Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville University