Upper Room Daily Reflections

Sunday, July 31, 2016

As the July heat pounded the Phoenix area, Furniture Bank continued to work with our clients to give a hand UP and not a hand OUT as they worked with their respective agencies to escape homelessness and achieve self-sustainability.

Connie is a single mom with 5 kids, all under the age or 12. She reached out to us for help after her helping agency referred her to us. Gainfully employed and moving into her own home for the first time in a while, she was excited to receive help with furniture and furnishings. We felt blessed to be able to help her turn her house into a home for her children.

The great news is that Furniture Bank has grown year after year and thrives. The challenge is that Furniture Bank has now outgrown its much relied on resources of storage, transportation, manpower, and funding resources. We need your help to allow Furniture Bank to continue its healthy growth.

In order to meet this growing need, we are looking for help and financial support for a large warehouse in or near the Ahwatukee and or East Valley area. We need to have a large box truck and funding to pay for it as well as 3 part time employees to help manage the daily needs of Furniture Bank.

Since we came into being in 2012 as a nonprofit and worked to gain our 501c3 public charity status, each year we have doubled our ability to serve the homeless and helpless throughout greater Phoenix. From a dozen in 2012 to over 200 served in 2015, we continue to grow because the need is here and it’s real. We will receive at least 400 requests for assistance this year, but due to our lack of space, transportation, workers, and the funds to support this huge need, we will not be able to help everyone. We have reached our limit and need to expand in order to meet this increased demand for help.

Furniture Bank is in the hand UP business and not the hand OUT game. This means we only work with clients that are actively participating in programs to help them achieve self-sustainability with work, finances, and a stable home. We work closely with Family Promise, Save the Family, and many other social services, helping groups, and the faith based communities.

Please pray about supporting Furniture Bank. Your monthly financial gifts are welcome as every penny will go toward helping Furniture Bank to grow to meet the needs of our clients.

All donations will receive a tax receipt and any amount is appreciated.

DONATE HERE – www.FurnitureBank.us

Let the blessings roll!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Please accept my invitation to try Pure Flix free for 30 days!

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Let's Ring the bell for Hope! Volunteers help bring in the joy of the holiday season to millions across the world. For many people seeing the red kettles and ringers are a true sign that the Christmas season has arrived. The money you raise brings hope to thousands of less fortunate families, children, seniors and institutionalized individuals through the distribution of new toys, Angel Tree gifts, care packages and financial assistance right here in the Phoenix Area. If you are interested in helping us ring the bell on December 12 and or 19th please email us for details                                                                           FaithThroughWorksFellowship@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Spiritual Solutions Group (SSG) will begin weekly meetings tomorrow evening and meet weekly Thursdays 6:30 to 8PM at Living Word Church in Ahwatukee. 14647 S 50th St #165, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Guys, this is a group that will combine bible study, with accountability, and fellowship. It a'int no "whine and cheese" party!

It is a weekly meeting to check in with one another, dive into God's word, and do life together. We are going to work on being better men and followers of Jesus.

You DO NOT have to have an alcohol or addiction issue. If you are a human, you have a struggle, so you qualify!
Bring your Bibles, and we will also work a bit from the workbook "The 12 Steps, A Spiritual Journey" bring your copy. I will have them available for purchase at cost.

Bring your own coffee, water, and food if you like.

Please invite your friends!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WATER DRIVE STARTING July 1 Folks, the agencies, programs and helping service we support are beginning to run low on bottled water for those they help. Drop off Locations Needed!! If your business or organization is willing to be a drop off point for our WATER DRIVE please let me know! Our volunteers will pick up weekly so you won't be overrun with cases of water! Contact Pastor Mark! - FaithThroughWorksFellowship@gmail.com www.FaithThroughWorksFellowship.org

Friday, May 8, 2015

A bed to sleep in and a kitchen table to have dinner at….It’s the simple things in life that build confidence and provide security. The average family we assist is a single mom with 3 children all under the age of 10. They have worked hard to gain independence, emerging from programs of improvement and are finally empowered to independently raise their family with a sustainable income and steady, secure job. Please help us help them with a hand up! We need your donations of gently used furniture and furnishings. 100% of your tax deductible cash donations go towards beds and other needs of the families we help. Please consider helping us today. Please help Furniture Bank help others not as blessed as we are right now. www.FurnitureBank.us

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is risen, nothing to fear. …… This Easter Sunday I am humbled with the newness that the Risen Christ brings to our lives. Being reminded of how His death conquered all that drags us down and truly brings me back to the roots of our faith and our freedom. The daily routines, issues, challenges, and habits of our lives can easily distract and pull us away from the life changing truth that is ours on a daily basis. “The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you're looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here. He was raised, just as he said …."  Matthew 28:5-6 Lord, Thank you that Christ is risen! Please help us today to walk in the power and grace of the risen Christ. Please let us always seek Your will and not be stifled by our own, Amen. “we had to stop doubting the power of God.” Big Book pg 52 Have a blessed Resurrection day y’all!