Dear Waterline Family and Friends,
Easter this year at Waterline Church is shaping up to be powerful! We are a church that celebrates the life-giving truth that Jesus is Alive! Because He is alive, we can experience life to the fullest! Here are a few ways we will celebrate together: baptisms, children’s choir, petting zoos, animal shows, live music, delicious food, focused prayer, personal connections with friends and many more unique opportunities for people to step into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and experience the power of His Church! This will be a fantastic Easter at Waterline!
As we prepare for Easter, we wanted to look beyond ourselves and find unique ways to make an impact in the communities that we love! This Easter, we understand that individuals and families are still living in the midst of pain, problems, and pressures. For these reasons, we exist to love God and love others, bringing life to every neighbor and neighborhood until God is first in every heart and every home. Easter is the perfect time to bring life to every neighbor and neighborhood.
One exciting opportunity I want to bring to your attention and invite you to invest in is our special Easter Giving. This year we are partnering with two awesome organizations. For our Fishers campus, we are partnering with Prevail of Central Indiana and our Pendleton campus will partner with Outfitters.
Prevail of Central Indiana [ prevailinc.com ] is located in Noblesville, IN and provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse. The Prevail team serves individuals and families through very difficult times. Every day the Prevail team hears tragic stories of trauma and pain. Every day, this team does all they can to support, advocate and help carry the burden these victims suffer with. Prevail’s team has been incredible in the response to the hundreds of people that desperately need their care and support. This year, we hope to bless this team. Often Waterline has supported the efforts to care for victims of crime and abuse, this year however, we have chosen to focus our support on the care for the caregiver. This Easter at Waterline we will encourage and bless each caregiver at Prevail with the needed resources to provide random acts of kindness and care, all year long! This type of support has never been available at this level for these special caregivers, so we are going to be a huge blessing to them!
Outfitters [ outfittersclothes.org ] is located in Pendleton, IN and dedicated to clothing children and changing lives. Outfitters provides clothing to school age children in need in Madison County, Indiana. This year, Outfitters has asked Waterline to step in on an important, practical need, underwear. Underwear is expensive, but you may be surprised to learn, that this important article of clothing is often under donated, but the most needed article of clothing. Can you imagine what it would be like to go without this basic necessity or having to make the choice between putting a meal on the table, or buying new underwear? This Easter at Waterline we will improve the lives of children in South Madison County by completing the outfit for Outfitters! Hygiene and physical comfort are only part of this basic human need. Your donation of new underwear for children will provide dignity and self-esteem. No one should be deprived of the simple necessity of clean underwear that many of us take for granted.
To that end, I want to invite you to help Waterline Church make a significant impact in our community this Easter. Please prayerfully consider an Easter gift to Waterline Church. Our family is making this a priority, and I’m asking you and your family to do the same.
Here is how you can make a donation:
Waterline Fishers Focus: Prevail. Inc.You can make a donation by giving in our Sunday giving opportunities, mailing a check to the church office, or by texting, “Easter19” to 317-827-7070. If you write a check, please note in the memo line, “Easter19”.
Waterline Pendleton Focus: Outfitters Please bring and donate new underwear with you to our next weekend Experience. We will have a donation basket available in the main lobby.
I want you to remember that your gift this Easter will provide a ministry that changes lives. Thank you for being a part of the Waterline Church family and helping us accomplish the vision God has given us.
Because He lives, I can live! Because He loves, I can love! Because He gave, I will give!
John Freed – Lead Pastor – Waterline Church