August 9,2014 will be like our Annual Ice Cream Social with a few extra activities. The ice cream social and meal will begin at 5 pm and conclude around 8 pm. While you are enjoying your meal and ice cream there will be a quilt show available in the church. The bluegrass/gospel band "Good Turn Daily" will be putting a concert from 5 - 6:30 pm. We look forward to sharing good food and music with our church family and friends. Hope to see you there!
What Makes a Dad
This poem describes the picture of everything that makes a loving father important to a family. For many people, they have fond memories of their fathers throughout their lives being there to teach them how to ride a bike, kisses and hugs when they get hurt, teaching them to drive a car, and many more opportunities to demonstrate their love and care for their children. There have been many songs written about the love of a father for his children that share examples of a way a father loves his children. Two come to mind while I was preparing to write this blog; one being Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle and the other Daddy's Hands by Holly Dunn. I heard these two songs growing up and they always reminded me of my father and our relationship. Now, I no longer have my father in my life since has passed, but I do have my heavenly father to turn to for guidance. I have the comfort in knowing that "In my Father's house there are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?" (John 14: 2). Even though my earthly father is not here I know he is there in spirit with my heavenly Father preparing a place more me and all those who fear the Lord. On this Father's Day not only do we honor all of the father figures in our lives but also feel blessed to have a heavenly Father who watches over us day and night.
On Saturday our church met to discuss our mission plan for growth. It was determined that we currently are involved in multiple mission opportunities and will continue giving of our time, talent, and finances to those service organizations. We also discussed how to become a greater presence in the community and keep connected with our membership. It was decided that a church T-shirt should be designed and printed to wear at church functions and when we are serving in the community. One participant volunteered to be the social media and webpage master to keep the church connected with the outside world. Two participants volunteered to be in charge of the phone tree and calling members to keep everyone updated. A small group will be starting a card ministry as well. Planning has also started to prepare for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the church, which will take place in Early August 2014 (look for more news to come). The retreat closed with volunteers signing up to work the church's food booth at this year's Fulton Street Fair. More volunteers are needed, so don't forget to sign-up for a 3 hour shift.