“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” - Colossians 2:6-7
College can be a very trying time for students and it can be tough to stay close to God with all the changes. College Connection started in 2008 as a way to help keep our college kids encouraged in their faith walk as well as remind them that they are loved and thought about during the school year. To this end, College Connection sends postcards, letters, and care packages periodically throughout each semester.
Our first care package mailing for the 2016 school year went out the week of Thanksgiving – 41 boxes!
Students - If you are a college student from Central, please make sure the church office has your updated school address. Please contact Kris Mauck with details.
Parents – If you have a college student, please make sure the office has his/her most recent college address. Call the church office at 479.636.1630 or send details to Kris Mauck. We are also in need of items to include in the care packages! Ideas include: small snack items, gum and candy, hygiene items, fun items from the Dollar Spot at Target/Dollar Store, fun socks, novelty items, magazines, removable wall hooks, colorful sticky notes, reminders of NWA, powdered laundry detergent, fun pens, etc. We also need help in covering the cost of postage. Vendors – we can make most items work! Donations can be turned in to Tami Stewart in the church office.
Thank you for your help – partnering with College Connection is just one more way you can keep the baptismal covenant of “surrounding these persons with a community of love and forgiveness that they may grow in their trust of God…”
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, please call contact Tracy Hillis with the form below: