Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Virtual Pew News # 8 A Christmas Gift for You

This issue of The Virtual Pew News will be much shorter than usual. It will be shorter because I value your time during this busy time of year. I could say much about the happenings at The Virtual Pew, but will leave that for the future. I will say, the ministry and the effectiveness continue. The ministry continues as does the needs of this ministry. I continue to hear from individuals ranging from the non religious to pastors as to the impact this ministry is having. I know because of first hand experience with those receiving ministry. I also know our needs continue on in a greater way than ever before.

This issue is about giving back, giving back in such a way that shows to some extent the ministry of The Virtual Pew. This issue will also give back by providing you links that will help you reach out to your friends, family, coworkers and others with the message of Jesus Christ. This issue is unique, yet it has also proven to be effective in the work we are doing.

Since the first of December, I have been doing daily blogs that provides a brief, nonconfrontive devotional along with numerous videos. These are on various themes and all of the videos have a Christmas season focus. From Walt Disney to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, videos from YouTube have been used in these postings that have as of now been seen by hundreds of thousands on both MySpace and The Virtual Pew Blog sites.

There has also been the ongoing interaction with numerous individuals including interactions such as, a family with serious issues where divorce, and suicide prevention has been needed, troops in Iraq, and individuals struggling with alcoholism, and Christians facing issues of isolation from churches. We are still dealing with the real life, difficult situations that many face.

Prior to going on to the postings just an update to let you know that I am also providing the link to the previous newsletter which gave some giving updates for The Virtual Pew. Those giving needs are still present and while some has given to help provide gifts for others, we still have many others to provide assistance to. This weekend I am going to be distributing some clothes to the homeless in the Wichita area, and we have had money designated for the wrestling ministry we are involved in. Finances also took a hit as two paying jobs canceled this month, one wrestling related and another speaking related. Those things make it difficult, but we continue on.

I encourage you to visit the daily postings with The Virtual Pew at both MySpace and The Virtual Pew. You will see a much different layout with the pages at The Virtual Pew’s blog pages. One addition will be the addition of advertisements on the pages. We continue to seek ways to bring in additional funds so are trying the google addsense pages.

Enough for now, visit some of the links that are provided here. I think you will be pleased and see the type of ministry we are having. Until next time, here is our Christmas gift to you. Enjoy the hundreds of videos alongside messages surrounding the Christmas season.

Now before we get to the videos, hopefully everyone will remember to pass the blogs along to your friends. The Christmas Special blogs from TVP can help a lot of people. You can show them what we are doing by forwarding them this newsletter. They can see various topics and see about the ultimate video blog that will be linked below. They can also get in the Christmas Spirit by clicking on and reading about The Virtual Pew and our Christmas giving options.

Now for those that don’t know, make sure you check out the numerous articles and blogs by checking out the archives. If visiting The Virtual Pew at http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/comments/virtualpew/blog.html they will be on the left hand side of the page. If visiting MySpace at http://blog.myspace.com/mikefurches they are archived on the left hand side of the page. Scroll down to where you see newer or older listed under archives and then click there.

Now we also want to remind you that you can visit http://www.thevirtualpew.com/ and on the front page scroll down to the left hand side of the page where you sill see our store at the following link, http://www.thevirtualpew.com/store.html . Your purchases through our Amazon store provides needed funds to The Virtual Pew. If you don’t see something on the page to buy, you can click on the search engine for the store, (don’t put anything in the search box at this time) and you will then be taken to Amazon where you can search for anything you desire. Hopefully as you shop for Christmas you will consider a gift to The Virtual Pew and/or at the very least shop our store. The items on the store page are highly recommended.

Now prior to checking out the videos here is that information, contact and contribution information regarding The Virtual Pew. Again, thanks for reading, have a Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. Just remember though, from The Virtual Pew, we wish you a Merry Christmas.

Contact and Giving InformationOh Yea, here is that contact information again.The Virtual PewP.O. Box 17731Wichita, KS 67217Or you van give on line via Pay Pal at: http://www.furches.org/donations/index.htmlTo become a part of The Virtual Pew, visit, http://www.thevirtualpew.com/ To learn more about me visit http://www.furches.org/ I am also active on MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/mikefurches I have another blog at http://blog.myspace.com/mikefurches To visit the Hollywood Jesus group at MySpace with membership by numerous Hollywood Jesus reviewers visit: http://groups.myspace.com/hollywoodjesus For a more in depth weekly study and conversation you an visit: http://virtualpewsermon.blogspot.com/ where you can access deeper teaching and ultimately videos for viewing and teaching. You can also subscribe to the newsletter at http://www.thevirtualpew.com/ or see the newsletter on line at http://thevirtualpewnews.blogspot.com/ You can also sign up for the free newsletter from The Virtual Pew by visiting the main page for The Virtual Pew, or you can see the newsletters online by visiting this web site: http://thevirtualpewnews.blogspot.com/ You can contact me via email at mike@furches.org or mike@thevirtualpew.com For those interested in knowing more about my own story, contact me for a free e-copy of my book The Keystone Kid in pre-edit form.

A Country Christmas

Christmas in a New Way with Trans Siberian Orchestra

Approaching a Milestone

Christmas, not just for Kids

Those Darned Christmas Carols

How Dare They Ruin Christmas!

Christmas Memories, Goodbye Dear Friends

A Disney Christmas with Ebenezer and Mickey

Last Christmas I got Whammed

Christmas with Larry the Cable Guy, Bob Rivers & Mr. Bean

An Old Fashioned Saturday Morning Cartoon Tom & Jerry Christmas

The Christmas Shoes

The Ultimate Christmas Collection Coming Soon How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Virtual Pew News # 7 Christmas Giving

To All of Those Visiting The Virtual Pew This Season
A Very Blessed Christmas from
The Furches Family
The Virtual Pew

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