Cause for the Month - April

Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty.  The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty.  The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.  Compassion is:

Christ Centered—Jesus is the core of our ministry and his life and teachings shape our programs.  They reflect the spiritual commitments of our staff.  And they guide how we love people, respect communities and cooperate with nations.

Child Focused—Child development through Compassion is all about the individual child.  Each one receives the holistic care they deserve to realize their full, God-created potential in life.  It is only through a careful blend of physical, social, economic and spiritual care that a child can fully mature In every facet of life and transcend a legacy of poverty. 

Church Based—Compassion partners with indigenous local churches for effective child development.  They believe the strategic placement of local churches makes them best suited to address the holistic needs of the children in their communities.  And only they can effectively deliver the Jesus-based teaching and whole-life care that children in poverty deserve. 

In support of Christ’s mandate to care for and protect His little ones, Compassion is committed to safeguarding children in the programs from all forms of abuse and exploitation.  

Sponsorship of Abisalom Peter Owak

Abisalom Peter Owak lives in Kenya. He has been our Compassion International sponsored child for over 11 years. Our sponsorship of Abisalom costs $38 per month, plus we send a birthday and Christmas present ($25 each). That totals $506 for the year.  We rely on the April cause of the month donations to cover this cost.  If we raise more than $506, the remainder goes to the Compassion International Unsponsored Children’s Fund.









Vacation Bible School - June 25-29

Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus” 

Calling all Castaways!   Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive.  Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. 


Registration due by April 29th 

Cost: $25 includes T-shirt & CD of all the fun music they will learn. 

We look forward to seeing your kids this summer and hope it is one of their highlights of the summer.  Turn this section into the Main Office of CMLC/TLC with cash or check made out to TLC.  Please include first and last name of child and age or grade level entering next fall.


Child_____________________________________________Age or Grade________ T-shirt size (circle) XS   S   M   L   XL   Adult  S   M


Child_____________________________________________Age or

Grade________ T-shirt size (circle) XS   X   M   L   XL   Adult   S   M 

Last year, it was so much fun to have some of our older kids as helpers—we’d love it if some of you could help out again this summer!!










Out of regard for individuals who are sensitive (even allergic) to fragrances and scented products, the church Council has decided to try to have our church environment be as free from fragrances and scents as possible.  Products such as perfumes, cologne, body spray, hair spray, after shave and scented hand lotions can cause irritations and allergic reactions in folks who are sensitive to them.  In consideration of those who might experience reactions like rashes, headaches, chest tightness, trouble breathing and/or nausea, the Church Council would like to ask that we would please refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products in the church building, especially during worship services and church gatherings.  We don't want someone not to come to church because they would suffer healh-wise if they did.