Midweek Message

LABC Update – July 13, 2023

Jim Hopkins

July 12, 2023

Stellar Bible Adventures

When people are sad, shine Jesus’ light!

Bible verse: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God.” (John 14:3)

Bible story: Jesus cares for his mother during his crucifixion. (John 19-20)


Greeting Hunger Task Force Members & Friends,

Thank you all for your continual support of the HTF Hunger Walk this past June 2023. Our goal was $20, 000 and we have raised approximately $16,500. Impressive Job Everyone!!!   Please keep those funds coming!!! 

Our next event is our Back to School (BTS) Backpack Drive. We are preparing to purchase supplies for both Family Support Services and City Team Ministries. To make this event a success, we need your help to purchase supplies, organize and assemble the backpacks, and disperse backpacks into the Oakland Community. 

Below, please find the list of the supplies needed. If you can help purchase any of these items, please let me know. All items purchased will need to be at the church by Sunday, July 30, 2023, at 10 a.m.  We are planning to assemble backpacks following the church service on Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 12:00 pm -2 pm. Please plan to stay and help. City Team will organize a distribution day on Saturday, August 5, 2023. There will be more details to follow.


 BTS Backpack Program – Task


 A.  Shoppers

We need shoppers to order or pick-up supplies and deliver them to the church by Sunday, July 30, 2023. Please shop wisely and hang on to your receipts. HTF will reimburse your expenditure. Walmart and Target have the best prices so far. Also, do not forget to check Office Depot and Staples for their weekly sale.



Qty Needed


Black Backpacks

100 black backpack


     Lari Mussatti


Colored Markers

10-12 count per Pkg

150 pkg or boxes


Colored Thin Markers

10-12 count per Pkg

150 pkgs or boxes



Colored Pencils

12 count per Pkg

60 boxes


 Carol Travis


24 count per box

110 boxes


  Gail Carter



12” rulers

150 each


 Alean Saunders-Coffey

Glue Stick

2 per pk – (280 count)

140 pkg


 Alean Saunders-Coffey

#2 Pencil

8-10 per box/pkg

130 bx/pkg


Gail Carter



2 per pk (260 count)

130  pack


 Gail Carter


Pencil boxes

Plastic box

20 each


 Gail Carter


Pencil pouches

3-hole Binder pouch fabric

130 each


College Ruled Paper

100 per package – 100 pkgs

100 pkgs


 Pastor Jim

Wide Ruled Paper

100 per package – 50 pkgs

50 pkgs



Graph Paper

100 per pack – 100 pkgs

100 pkgs



Composition Books

College ruled

50 pkgs




2 per package (300 count)

150 pkgs



Pencil Sharpener

1 pkg

150 each




Blunt tip

100 each




1” ring binder

100 each




1.5” ring binder

50 each



Spiral Notebook

3 ring, College rule

300 pkgs




2 pocket folder

300 pkgs




Blk 12 per pkg

150 each


 Pastor Jim


Blue 12  per pkg

150 each


 Pastor Jim


Red 12 per pkg

50 each


  Pastor Jim


5 – 7-tab dividers per pack

150 each



Post it/Sticky Notes

1-2 per pkg

50 each


 Alean Saunders-Coffey

Hand sanitizer

1 – 2 ounces



Connie Hector
Carol Glann


Index cards

100 count each package

150 each


Connie Hector


Permanent Markers (Sharpies)

2 per pack (300 total)

150 pkg

 Gail Carter

Elmer  Glue

4  oz. glue


Connie Hector


B.   Assemble & Organize Backpacks

We need 8-10 volunteers to help organize and assemble backpacks to donate on Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 12 p.m. -2 p.m.  This will be after church.



 1. Gail Carter



 2. The Smiths



3. Connie Hector









C.  Distribution Day – Update on Distributions day

If you would like to help distribute backpacks on Tuesday, August 1, 2023,  We will be working with City Tams & Points of Light.  They will have two shifts available9am–1pm or 1pm–5pm.  The event will be held at Act Full Gospel due to their space and the community need.