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CMRCOG CHRISTMAS PARTY 2015

Our Christmas party was the Sunday night before Christmas. We all brought finger foods and they were so-o good! Games were played, lots of laughter, image

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imagecarols were sung, led by Dale Dufour and Santa came to visit! A devotion was given by Sis. B.

Kidz Church Christmas Program 2015

We are so proud of the children in our Kidz Church. Under the ministry of Christopher and Dale Dufour the children sang and gave a great Christmas program.image

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2015 CMRCOG Ladies Christmas Party

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes 2015

imageOur church works all year collecting items to fill the shoeboxes we send to Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry. There are certain items to bring each month, then the boxes are filled and taken to a receiving/transport center. We have been filling 150+ per year.
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Homecoming/Pastor B’s 20th Anniversary 10/18/15

imageimageimageimageimage image imageHow exciting that our pastor has been at Clays Mill Road Church of God for 20 years!! He began with a small group that was already meeting in the tabernacle on the state COG campground. They moved to the cafeteria, then to the Bedford stone house on Clays Mill Road. The house had been renovated by the members and it was a good day when they began worshipping there. The present church was built with a full basement for S.S. Rooms and a large fellowship hall. The connected house is used for offices, storage, Bible Study and downstairs kitchen.

Revival began on Oct. 16 with Rev. Butch Paine, Oct. 17 with Rev. Ron Johns and Homecoming with Rev. Jack Whitaker. Homecoming day had a video of past events and Sis. B gave a church history.

A wonderful Homecoming meal was served in the Fellowship Hall.

2015-Ladies to Pigeon Forge

 We always always have fun together, wherever we are or whatever we are doing. We love being together in a cabin in the mountains of TN. We love eating together, riding sleds on a mountain, watching a comedy show (especially when Loretta is on the stage), eating at restaurants or having a BIG breakfast in the cabin and worshipping during devotion time. We look forward to this time all year!

 

 

 

 

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Egg Hunt 2012

What is Easter without an egg hunt for the children to follow the service?    We have beautiful grounds to hide the eggs and all love watching the children scamper around with their baskets/containers gathering them.  We had so many eggs to hide that it officially became an “egg roll” where we just kept rolling them out of the containers, anywhere and everywhere on the grass!  When the children came out and were standing on the sidewalk before beginning, they were amazed at the eggs they saw.

There were quarter eggs, one dollar eggs, prize eggs for stuffed animals and dvd’s.   When the hunt was over, they were so excited with the number of eggs they had and the prizes involved.

Thank you to all who brought the candy filled eggs! You always give abundantly and our children reaped the benefit.  God is good!

 

Bro. Herman Roy Sept. 5, 1930-Mar. 25, 2012

Our church is mourning the passing of one of our elder members, Cecil Herman Roy.  Bro. Roy began attending our church several years ago and then joined in 2009.  He came to Sunday morning service on March 25, feeling good and looking forward to watching UK basketball that afternoon.  Later that night he had a massive heart attack and went home to Jesus.

We are so glad of the time we had with Herman.  He loved to sing, he loved to listen to gospel music.  He left behind four sons and a daughter and their families, and a special great granddaughter, Morgan, that he would bring to church with him.

Thankfully, Herman loved the Lord!  His passing just re-inforces the need to be ready at any time to meet our Maker.

Herman, you will be missed!

Kidz Christmas Program 2011

Kidz Church had so much fun with their Christmas program!  Christopher and Dale Dufour, Kidz Church Ministry, worked with the children during Kidz Church.  They sang, had recitations and acted out the Christmas story.  Unfortunately, the Sunday of the play, three children were ill.  The others filled in and the play went on.  There seemed to be a special anointing on our service and many commented at how special the Kidz program was.  Thanks Christopher and Dale!

Ladies to Pigeon Forge, TN, Nov. 2011

For several years, some of our ladies go to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, usually the first Thursday through Saturday of November.  That date is close enough to Christmas to buy gifts, far enough away from Thanksgiving and Christmas to not interfere with the holidays and past Oktoberfest, a costly time through the month of October in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg.  We have stayed in hotels in the past but for the last few years we have rented a cabin.

We leave on Thursday morning, laughing and talking all the way.  We eat, shop the outlet malls, walk around in Gatlinburg and sometimes tour the Church of God Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, TN if someone with us has not been.  (Tour reservations for the Home is required.) While in the cabin, we have all sorts of snacks and drinks, use the hot tub, play games, watch t.v., talk, etc.  We stay up late having fun with our “sisters”.

We had six to go this year and needed only one vehicle.  We tried to take minimal luggage as we knew we would be bringing our purchases back.  The food we took and ate, did not leave us enough space and the van was full in the back, on the sides and between the seats in the front.  We laughed and said we would be safe in an accident since we were wedged in with packages! At our last shopping stop, it was, “if you can’t hold it in your lap, you can’t buy it”!  Haha!

Looking forward to our time this year in November!  Added a few photo’s.