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The Unforgettables

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The Board of Supervisors of Riverside County have just voted to again designate the month of December across the county as a "December to Remember" in honor of the mission of mercy of The Unforgettables Foundation based in the cities of Riverside and Redlands.

This recognition has become a tradition in the reality that families who have experieinced the death of a child will often find the holiday and Christmas season as a time to reflect and remember the little life that was cut short. TUF will close the month and year with 2 simultaneous events on New Years Eve called the Lights for Little Lives Memorial Walk--the 11th annual walk in Loma Linda and the 3rd desert version in Palm Desert each at 3:30 pm. A release of white doves will begin each processional--a great phot op for local press.

The Unforgettables, recently named 1 of 90 unique and invaluable charities for all of North America through the People Magazine and Major League Baseball program "All Stars Among Us" out of about 10,000 nominations, has helped over 1 financially strapped family a day throughout the year in Inland SoCal when a child has died.

www.theunforgettables.com This past Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors of San Bernardino joined their Riverside counterparts in signing a similar proclamation for the entire county at the weekly session. Since the service area of TUF started with these 2 counties, this annual public awareness action has been given great importance by both government leadership teams as a sign of partnership respect.

Tim Evans, Founder of The Unforgettables comments that " having the friendship and financial support of the Supe's of both counties is a major help to our little mission of mercy. We do so very much for so many with so little in capacity-- 1 paid staffer---that this spotlight on our efforts says to many who don't know much about us that we are a very legitimate member of the community safety net for the grieving." The Unforgettables responds to cases referred from all area hospitals, clinics, schools, county social service agencies, the courts, fire and police, mortuaries and places of worship. The Lights for Little Lives walks are symbolic and not meant as fund-raiser events, rather awareness builders for the reality that TUF has successfully addressed a prviously unmet community need. The candle lighting and naming ceremonies follow a short processional to local church's--- Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda and Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert. The Inland Empire and Desert Chapters are collaborating to coordinate.

The "Lights" walk is free and family friendly. The IE event is lead by current board chair Susan Loew, ED of Riverside County DPSS along recently retired Director of the San Bernardino County Medical Society Linda Stratton and Jill Eaton of Visiting Nurses. The Desert Chapter event has been organized by chair Linda Long of Lamar Outdoor, Fergus O'Flynn of Weifel's Mortuary, Jenifer Daniels of Vitas Hospice and retired clergy Pastor Chuck Mitchell. The Unforgettables is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which takes no state or federal monies and is dependant upon the grass-roots giving.

Moment in the Word

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BIBLE MEDITATION:
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Stress is nothing new. Noah had it when he was building the ark with no rain in sight. Martha had it when she was preparing a meal for our Lord. Stress is the gap between the demands placed on us and the strength we have in meeting those demands. It is not a sin to be stressed, nor a sin to be weary. It is a sin, though, not to seek a reduction of that stress which tears down the temple of the Holy Spirit, your body. Where is your answer? In waiting upon the Lord — waiting in the midst of demands.

When you learn to wait on Him, God steps in to bridge the stress gap with His mighty strength.

ACTION POINT:
The believer who is living through difficult trial continues to praise God because he/she knows that “all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord who are the called according to his purpose.”

Thus we are admonished to wait, pray and praise, God will work it out.

When we wait on the Lord, we put it all in his hands and then praise him in advance for the victory.

That’s why Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”. If we wait on the Lord, he will work it out! Amen!

Pastor Campbell can reached at larrycampbell14@ca.rr.com

Religious Briefs

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Tell For Jesus Rally

This Christmas, Inland Empire Believers Are Uniting Together Impacting The one million abused children, 19 million murders, 31,000 suicides, millions addicted to drugs and alcohol and thousands upon thousands who are depressed and looking for hope.

Jesus is the reason for the season and on December 11th churches from all over the Inland Empire will join together for the “TeLL for Jesus Rally” on Saturday, December 11th, beginning at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

The event is part of a global movement called “TeLL”, where Christians are inspired to share the love of God with others and make an impact in the lives of their families and communities.

The rally kicks off with powerful evangelistic messages and testimonies from ministers and believers of several different ministries. It culminates with city officials, the chief of police and social agencies sharing the state of our communities and how we can make a difference as we TeLL for Jesus. The rally is free but we encourage registration. You can register by email:

Bibleday@aol.com or visit TeLL at www.tellforjesus.org.

St. Paul Music Department presents Handel’s Messiah

The rally will be held at: Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 Date

The St. Paul A.M.E. Music Department will present the famous Handel’s Messiah under the direction of Mrs. Diana Rideout, Minister of Music, Mr. Ron Lowe, Music Director and Mr. William “Bill” Marshall, Conductor.

The concert is sponsored by Ms Dorothy Inghram and will celebrate the music that celebrates the Christmas season. The event will be held on December 12, at 4:00 p.m.

David And Tamela Mann Release All-New 3-Disc Box Set

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David and Tamela Mann, music artists and film and television stars of the top-rated TBS show Tyler Perry's "Meet The Browns," have released The Master Plan Limited Edition 3-Disc Box Set which includes Tamela's hit CD, "The Master Plan," David's hilariously funny comedy CD, "Mr. Brown's Good Ol' Time Church" and a bonus DVD full of fan extras including behind-the-scenes onset interviews, "Cooking With The Manns" TV special, the "Making Of" The Master Plan, On The Road and @ Work With David and Tamela video biography, music videos from "The Live Experience" and "The Master Plan," family photos, and much more..

"We love our fans. They are so encouraging and inspiring to us. We decided to release this box set because we wanted to give them a behind the scenes snapshot of what our lives are like and hear more from our hearts about why we do what we do. And, as a bonus, we threw in each of our CDs!" Laughs David..

The box set features as much music, mirth and ministry as three discs can hold. In addition to the recorded projects by David and Tamela, the set also includes a bonus DVD of fan ext ras. The Manns taped a very special interview answering questions asked by the cast of their TV show family.

Also included is a video biography of a day with David and Tamela highlights just what its like to walk in the shoes of these two very busy entertainers, "Making of" behind the scenes footage of Tamela on the set of her music video "The Master Plan," several music videos from "The Live Experience," the couple's firstever cooking TV special "Cooking With The Manns," family photos, and much more.

"Everyone is always asking us what we like to cook at the holidays and for special occasions," says Tamela. "When we're not touring or working on our TV show, we love to be at home with the kids, hanging out and cooking up new recipes. We share some of our best on the cooking special. And, you also get to see David in an apron!"

Moment in the Word

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BIBLE MEDITATION:
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Stress is nothing new. Noah had it when he was building the ark with no rain in sight. Martha had it when she was preparing a meal for our Lord. Stress is the gap between the demands placed on us and the strength we have in meeting those demands. It is not a sin to be stressed, nor a sin to be weary. It is a sin, though, not to seek a reduction of that stress which tears down the temple of the Holy Spirit, your body. Where is your answer? In waiting upon the Lord — waiting in the midst of demands.

When you learn to wait on Him, God steps in to bridge the stress gap with His mighty strength.

ACTION POINT:
The believer who is living through difficult trial continues to praise God because he/she knows that “all things work together for the good of them that love the Lord who are the called according to his purpose.”

Thus we are admonished to wait, pray and praise, God will work it out.

When we wait on the Lord, we put it all in his hands and then praise him in advance for the victory.

That’s why Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”. If we wait on the Lord, he will work it out! Amen!

Pastor Campbell can reached at larrycampbell14@ca.rr.com

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