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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.

 

 

 

 

Praise Team at Nicholasville’s Rock Park Fence Oct. 2011

The Praise Team and musicians, from our church, were asked by Bro. Ed Morrow to join in with others at a singing to be held at the Rock Fence Park in Nicholasville, Ky. Bro. Ed has had people singing at his home yearly because he enjoyed gospel music. This year was different! Ed became Bro. Ed when he accepted Jesus Christ, also, he moved the event from his yard to a public park. Bro. Ed is a “senior citizen” ready to work for souls.

To say it was cold, is an understatement, haha. We sat in lawn chairs, wrapped in blankets! Chilling until time to sing! It was a different experience, singing outside in a public park. Several came to listen, several came from the park area drawn by the music. There were several groups invited to sing from different churches in the area.

Bro. Ed has already reserved a building for his 2012 singing, at another park in Nicholasville. He doesn’t want to have to contend with the weather. Thanks for the invite! We had a great time!

Hope you enjoy the pix!

Kidz Backpack Day Aug. 2011

Last Summer, we decided to begin gathering school supplies and backpacks to give to the children in our church and to other children known by families in our congregation.  We began bringing in folders, notebooks, pencils, rulers, glue, crayons, colored pencils, ruled paper, hand sanitizer, kleenex-anything we thought would be on the “list” given out by various schools.  The backpacks were going to be an expense, so a letter was sent to WalMart asking for any help they could provide in our endeavor.  How wonderful to be given several backpacks and a monetary donation to use as needed.  We purchased more backpacks.  It was fun to watch the supplies begin to stack up!  I enjoyed helping stuff the backpacks!

A date was set to have a Kidz Backpack Day.  Several children were able to attend and be part of the day.  This included games, crafts, food, music, devotion, more games, more food, more crafts, more food and then their filled backpacks.  The children had such a good time and the adults were entertained by them.

It was great to have the church involved in providing not only for our church children but others in the community.  School supplies are a large expense for a family, especially if there is more than one child involved, along with clothing and shoes to begin the school year.  We were so happy to help.

Hope you enjoy the pix!

Ladies Day Trip to Bread of Life and Amish Store Aug. 2011

The ladies of our church enjoy going on day trips together.  We drove from Lexington to Liberty, Ky to eat at a restaurant called The Bread of Life.  The restaurant is partially staffed by teens from the Galilean Home.  They have a great buffet that we enjoy and many craft items, from around the area, that we love to browse through.

Following our lunch, we drove to a bulk food store owned by some of the Amish in the area.  It is amazing to purchase things like cinnamon sticks, brown gravy mix, noodles, etc. in bulk form.  There were homeopathic medicinal items, aprons, bonnets, kitchen items, homemade jellies, jams and breads.  We looked and looked, purchased, looked and looked, purchased and still did not see all there was.  Definitely on our schedule most every year.

We had a lot of fun just talking and laughing on the trip there and back.  These trips seem to bind our ladies together with friendship and love.

Hope you enjoy pictures of the trip!

Old Fashion Day 2011

It is amazing how much fun some of the congregation have on Old Fashion Day.  If we are planning special days, someone always wants to include it.  Sometimes there is a big range between the ideas of what “old fashion” consists of.   There are costumes from horse and buggy days, poodle skirts and flappers, lol.  Just a different day and a lot of joy.

The lunch usually consists of fried chicken, pinto beans, fried potatoes, hominy, cornbread, and cobblers.  Of course, there are add on dishes but few casseroles as they would be considered “new”, haha.  I have tended to get a few odd looks when stopping at Kroger, in full costume, to pick up the chicken.

The excitement is contagious as folk tend to hang near the front entrance waiting to see who will enter in costume.  Of course, there are cameras out catching those that have dressed up. Again, I will say, a fun day.

Enjoy the pics!

New look site

Hey take a look at the new church web site. We have given it a whole new look.

Leave us a comment to show you have visited. Would like to hear from you.

Our purpose is to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom and we feel this site gives us that opportunity.

Some parts of the site are still “under construction” so you may want to come back at a late date and take another look, OK?

May God Bless you!