In 2001 Disney released one of it's most popular kid's movies ever, called Monster's Inc. ​The concept behind the movie was that just like every kid worries, there actually is a world of Monsters in every closet. Furthermore, this Monster world is powered by children's screams. The primary business in this world uses the tagline, "We Scare Because We Care" to let the Monstropolis know why they do this difficult task. As the story plays out however, the Monsters discover that a child's laughter is exponentially more powerful than it's fearful cries.

What does this have to do with the local church? We often use a similar tagline in our churches; "We Share Because We Care!" This most often refers to the benevolence opportunities a church engages in, and how it works to share the love of Jesus in a practical way. How do we measure how effective these efforts are? Specifically, we have to tell the stories of how God has met needs.

Here is what Randall Church has been doing. On the first Sunday of each month, we receive a second offering, the care offering, by stationing our ushers at the back of our sanctuary where our people can give on the way out. Without breaking confidentiality, I can tell you that with these funds, we have been able to help single moms struggling to make their rental payments. We have provided gas cards and bus passes for those in need of temporary transportation. We have provided groceries for veterans who have fallen on hard times. We have assisted when couples decided to adopt a child into their home, and we have been able to help when an elderly woman needed to pay a water bill. We have been the practical hands and feet of Christ. Thank you for empowering us to do so!

This coming Sunday will be the First-Sunday Care offering. Please come prepared to give above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings. For many it may be easier to use our text to give option. Simply text a dollar amount and the word "care" to 84321 to set things up. (example: "25 care") This is the most direct way to take action right away.

Thank you so much for your support. We share, because we care!

Pastor Milo

Be alert to the condition of your lives and work under the strict loving supervision of God. 


Surprisingly when a person trains for endurance rides, only a small portion of the training is physical. Most of the effort is actually mental. When your body has become fatigued, and things don't make a lot of sense, can you continue to press onward? Where is your focus?

These are the questions that the local church need to consider: Will the Church continue to pursue God for strength and motivation when the going gets tough? Will we raise up the next generation to do the same? As the author of Hebrews states, will we look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith?

In 2026, Randall Church will be 200 years old. In these next 9 years, the facilities we enjoy may not be in disrepair, the people we recognize may still greet one another each Sunday, and the programs we know may not have reached the end of their usefulness. But in 59 years they certainly will have. So, we can rest easy for the next 9 years, or we can choose to pursue. Pursue a heritage of faith that leaves a legacy. Pursue a heritage of faith that leaves His name on their lips. I choose to pursue. I choose to believe that the best is yet to come!

Pastor Milo

In light of our great God, we serve Him with obedient, grateful, and reverent hearts.