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Volume 24 Issue 8 – September 2018

 

The Pastor’s Corner

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic fall here at Skipwith Baptist Church. Our hearts are expectant for God’s leading and blessings for the days to come.

 

Sunday Morning Worship:

We will focus on the nature and role of faith as we worship together this fall. Two Sundays will be different but special.

 

September 9 Grandparents Day: A Service of How to Pray for People You Love.

 

October 7 Men’s Day Aaron Lee, Disaster Relief coordinator for the Virginia Baptist Board.

 

October 14   Dr. Mark Jordan – while Cheryl and I are away celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, a good friend Dr. Mark Jordan will be our guest. Mark has recently concluded a 31 year ministry at the Iron Bridge Baptist Church to concentrate on writing and speaking. He is a fine preacher. Don’t miss hearing Mark.

 

October 21   Sunday afternoon and evening Skipwith will serve as the host church for the fall meeting of the River City Faith Network. It is a pleasure to welcome our friends from the Baptist churches in the Richmond area for this meeting.

 

Wednesday Fall Programming

 

We look forward to a strong Wednesday Service together. Our midweek meals begin on September 5th at 6:00 p.m.

I have secured a very interesting film series to guide us in our thinking and discussions for several Wednesdays this fall.

Check out the dates and topics for these intriguing services.

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.

September 5   Everything Happens for a Reason .

September 19 God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

September 26 God Won’t Give You More than You can Handle

October 3        God says, I Believe it, that Settles it.

October 10 Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

 

It would be great to have a good group for discussion on these interesting topics. Look forward to good food, good fellowship and good discussions together.

Cecil

 

From Our Finance Committee

 As of July 31,2018

General Fund Budget                $112,223.

General Fund Offering              $   97,996.

General Fund Expenses            $102,330.

General Fund Deficit                 $    4,334.

 

Happy Birthday to our September Members

 

9          Nancy Roberts

12        Jackie Harris

15        Myrtle Jordan

17        Mary Joyner

18        Katie Blanchard

19        Pauline Taylor

21        George Price

21        Kaylynn Hassler

22        Eugene Joyner

27        Zoe Edwards

 

Mission Action for September

 During this month we are collecting small bags of rice and canned tuna for the Lighthouse International Church.

If you would like to help, bring your donations and leave them in the Sunday School Office.

 

In September, we will have the Week of Prayer for state missions and you will have the opportunity to give a special gift for the Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions. Alma Hunt was a Virginian who was known worldwide for her missions service and her unswerving dedication to the cause of Christ.

You will receive a prayer guide in your worship bulletin on Sunday, September 16 which will help you in your prayer time for this good cause of other Virginia Baptist as they share the love of Christ.

 

Remember! We are having a yard sale here at the church in October. You can help us by donating good things which you no longer need for our sale. You may bring them now and place them in the room across from our Youth Room downstairs.

 

New Church Directory

New directories of our membership are available for you. If you would like a copy see Pauline in the church office, check your information in the directory and let us know if changes need to be made.

 

The River City Faith Network will hold its annual meeting at Skipwith Baptist Church on October 21, 3:30 – 5:30. If you would like to represent our church at this meeting, please let Pastor Chambers know.

 

The Communication

Volume 24 Issue 5                       May 2018

 

The Pastor’s Corner

Hopefully spring is here to stay. As we approach May there there are several special days and events for our church family.

May 6 at 4:00 p.m. a concert featuring the Emmaus Road Band will be held on the church lawn. Sam Rooks who grew up in Skipwith Baptist Church is one of the members of this group. They are well respected in the community. Come and be blessed by this event.

May 13 is Mother’s Day. Join us in worship as we present flowers to the mothers in attendance. It is a good spiritual discipline to remember and be grateful for our mothers.

May 20 singing and speaking about heaven. Our choir is presenting a short spiritual presentation of music focused on heaven. This will be a special day. On that Sunday I will respond to questions members have submitted about their thoughts and questions about heaven. Let us claim all the promises God has given to us about life and eternal life.

Small group study for women. We are forming a small group for women focused on the dynamics of grief of women who lost mothers in midlife. If you have an interest in being a part of this group you are welcome to speak to the pastor or Beth Andrews for details.

 

Blessings,

Cecil

 

Mission Action for May

We are continuing our collection of gently used men’s clothing (jeans, khakis, shorts, shirts, tennis shoes, coats) for the Oregon Hill Center. Also we are collecting paper products, towels, toilet paper and plain white napkins for Oregon Hill. A box is in the Sunday School office to receive your donations.

Life Screening at Skipwith

Life Line Screening will be here on Thursday, May 31, 2018 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To learn more about your risk of having a stroke or vascular disease, there is no time like the present to take advantage of this limited-time offer, being extended to our members only! In order to receive your special member pricing and first choice of appointment times, you Must preregister by calling

1-888-653-6450

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners

May 2

Chunky Vegetable Soup

Sandwich

Fruit

Dessert

May 9

Chicken Tenders

Macaroni and Cheese

Green Beans

Rolls

May 16

Pork Loin

Fried Apples

Lima Beans

Rolls Dessert

May 23

Fried Flounder

Cole Slaw

Macaroni Salad

Hush Puppies

Dessert

May 30

Chicken Salad Plate

Potato Salad

Fruit, Roll, Dessert

 

May Birthday Greetings

2          Kitty Frostick

5          Harry Hughes

9          Michael Matthews

14        Adam Stewart

17        Cameron Frostick

18        Becky Wiliford

20        Carol Price

22        Alan Spencer

23        David Lozano

23        Mary Matthews

26        Sherry McDonald

27        Price Hunter

31        Sylvia Kirk

31        Patsy Lane

31        Wesley Tutwiler

 

First Quarter Financial Summary

 General Fund Gifts       $38,502.00

General Expenses         $45,463.00

Deficit                             ($ 6,961.00)

 

Mission Action for May

We are continuing our collection of gently used men’s clothing (jeans, khakis, shorts, shirts, tennis shoes, coats) for the Oregon Hill Center. Also we are collecting paper products, towels, toilet paper and plain white napkins for Oregon Hill. A box is in the Sunday School office to receive your donations.

Life Screening at Skipwith

Life Line Screening will be here on Thursday, May 31, 2018 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To learn more about your risk of having a stroke or vascular disease, there is no time like the present to take advantage of this limited-time offer, being extended to our members only! In order to receive your special member pricing and first choice of appointment times, you Must preregister by calling

1-888-653-6450

 

 

 

The Communication

Volume 24 Issue 4               April 2018

 The Pastor’s Corner

Our appreciation as a church goes to several groups in our congregation for a splendid Lent/Easter season. The hospitality committee served a morning breakfast plus did a splended job with our Wednesday dinner during Holy Week. The choir inspired us every Sunday and led us in a meaningful service of worship with communion on Wednesday. The building and grounds committee led in sprucing up the church property for spring. And also, Becky Ballos gave great direction and energy to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Our church is so blessed to have capable and caring leaders. Thanks.

April 14 Rev. Wesley Garrett will be our guest minister. Wesley leads important work in south Richmond ministering to people in need with the help of the Baptist Church in the River City Faith Network. He is a good man and an inspirational preacher.

Please turn the page.

I will be out of town that weekend for the joyous occasion of my daughter Christin’s wedding in Myrtle Beach.

Ladies please continue signing up for the Women’s Conference April 28-29. It is going to be a really good weekend.

Cecil

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners

Menu for April

April 4

Lasagna

Salad

Garlic Bread

Dessert

 

April 11

Pot Roast

Salad

Fried Apples

Rolls

Dessert

 

April 18

Fried Chicken

Potato Salad

Greens

Rolls Dessert

 

April 25

Baked Spaghetti

Salad

Rolls

Dessert

 

Happy Birthdays in April

3        Fay Collins

4        Darrell Mauney

7        Harvey Wilson

14      Heather Gunn

22      Wyatt Edwards

29      Anita Bradley

 

Ladies Conference at Skipwith

April 28 – 29

 

Have you signed up for the Ladies luncheon at the Pickle Barrel on Saturday April 28? We have had a great response so far. We need to turn in the attendance number by April 23. It is free and transportation will be provided if needed. The Rev. Karen Gilbert will lead the group on Saturday and also bring the morning message on Sunday 29. Mrs. Carolyn Tinsley will direct a ladies’ choir.

Ladies! We invite you to come sing with Carolyn! She will practice with you on the Wednesday night, April 25 and Sunday morning April 29.

 

Remember

Our Quarterly church business meeting on Wednesday April 25th at 6:45 p.m.   Come at 6 for dinner and then stay for the meeting.

 

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 Looking Ahead

 You have plenty of time to clear your calendar for some exciting and fun events coming soon!

May 6 – 4:00 p.m. Sam Rooks and his Christian band will be performing in our pavilion. There will be good music and plenty of ice cream to make for a relaxing and fun Sunday afternoon.

May 20 – 11:00 a.m. Rick Tinsley, Beth Braun and the choir will present a “mini” cantata “Heaven” during the morning worship hour. You don’t want to miss this!

The Communication

Volume 23 Issue 9                     September, 2017

 

The Pastor’s Corner

 

I encourage you to read The Communicator with care this month. There is information about significant events and ministries for our church through the fall.

Please come and join us for dinner on September 6, I will give a presentation to the church of the joint meeting of Deacons, Church Council and Finance Committee regarding the finances of our church. Hope to see you for dinner and the program to follow.

Can you make a note to invite friends to the Music program on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM. Let’s fill our church yard with people and make some new friends. It looks to be a great event for the community.

Looking forward to a great fall.

Cecil

The Dixie Melody Boys will present a concert on our church lawn on October 14th at 3:30 p.m. This is a very popular group and we are expecting a large attendance for this concert. There is no charge for the concert, a freewill offering will be taken. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music and the fellowship.

Riverside Dinner Theatre Trip

We are getting excited about our trip to Fredericksburg on Saturday, December 2nd to have dinner and see a Christmas Spectacular Show at the Riverside Theatre. There are a few seats still available on the bus. If you would like

to go, see Floyd Myers. The total cost for the trip, $70.00 per person, is due October 14.

 

CLEAN-UP Day

September 9

Our Building and Grounds Committee has set aside Saturday, September 9th as a day to do some fall cleaning of our church building. They invite all able- bodied men and women to come and help. Bring your dust cloths, mops, window wash supplies and join them for a fun day as we spruce up our building.

Mark your calendar!

 

Happy Birthday !!

September

 

3          Helen Spradlin

4          Irene Hughes

4          Jason Taliaferro

9          Nancy Roberts

12        Jackie Harris

17        Mary Joyner

18        Katie Stuckey

19        Pauline Taylor

21        George Price

21        Kaylynn Hassler

22        Eugene Joyner

27        Zoe Edwards

 

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners

We will begin serving dinner again on September 6, so make plans to come for dinner at 6 o’clock and stay for the Bible study at 6:30.

September Dinner Menus

September 6

Pot Roast

Salad

Rolls

Dessert

 

September 13

Fried Chicken

Potato Salad

Greens

Rolls

Dessert

 

September 20

Baked Spaghetti

Salad

Garlic Bread

Dessert

 

September 27

Meatloaf

Mashed Potatoes

Greens

Rolls

Dessert

It all sounds yummy! Be sure to make reservations for dinner each week by signing the list posted on the back hall bulletin board!!

Wednesday Bible Study Theme

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet

A six-week study led by the pastor

September 13            The Birth of Moses

September 20           Two Moments That                                  Defined the Man

September 27                        The Exodus

October 4       The Ten Commandments

October 11 Lessons from the Wilderness

October 18      Don’t forget …Pass It On

 

Yard Sale

October 7

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Hospitality Committee is having a yard sale here at the church. We will be collecting furniture, clothing, dishes, knick-knacks etc. for the sale during the month September. Your discarded items could be a treasure for someone. You may place any items that you would like to contribute in the room across from the youth room.

The Alma Hunt Week of Prayer for Virginia Missions

September 18-24 – we have set aside this week to remember the good work of the missionaries who work throughout our state in the Indian reservations, church planting projects, children’s CrossRoads Camp, Southwest Virginia Partnerships, Abigail Girls Mission Projects and many others to help people in Virginia have a relationship with the God who loves them.

You can help with your prayers and gifts. You will find a special offering envelope in the pew racks or in your offering envelope box. We may not be able to go, but we can help others share the love of Christ with a world in crisis with our prayers and gifts.

 

Mission Action for September

We are collecting canned tuna and small bags of rice for the Lighthouse Church this month. Please leave your donations in the Sunday School foyer.

Harvey Relief – donations may be made through the church. Simply mark your envelope “Disaster Relief” and place it in the offering plate. We will send all gifts to the Virginia Baptist Board where very dollar will be used to help people affected by the storm in Texas.

 

The Communicator

Volume 23 Issue 8               August 2017

 

The Pastor’s Corner

I encourage you to read this edition of The Communicator with interest and care. We have a great fall schedule of events coming to Skipwith. In addition to meaningful weekly worship we have a new six week study on the life of Moses for the Wednesday evening service.

In October we are hosting the Dixie Melody boys on Saturday, October 14. This is a major event and opportunity for us to reach out to our community with a strong program to gather interest in our church. Let’s trust God to give us some new friends and prospects for our church.

Also, we are having a Sunday throw- back service of the seventy and eighties on October 15. We are enlisting folks who came through the youth program of Skipwith to come and share on that Sunday. This can be a very special day for us.

September 30 is yard sale day. A yard sale is a good bit of work but a lot of fun. Let’s make it a great success.

We have some work to do to catch up in our budget offerings. Please be as faithful as you can through the fall.

Thanks for the joy of leading you and serving with you through this fine church.  Cecil

 

Good Happenings @ Skipwith

The Dixie Melody Boys will present a concert on our church lawn on October 14th at 3:30 p.m. This is a very popular group and we are expecting a large attendance for this concert, perhaps 3 to 4 hundred people. There is no charge for the concert, a freewill offering will be taken. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy good music and fellowship.

Riverside Dinner Theatre Trip

A group of about 50 will take the bus to Fredericksburg on Saturday, December 2nd to have dinner and see a Christmas Spectacular Show at the Riverside Theatre. There are a few seats still available on the bus. If you would like

to go, see Floyd Myers. The total cost of the trip is $70.00 and a $20.00 deposit is required to save your seat on the bus.

Clean-UP Day

September 9

Our Building and Grounds Committee has set aside Saturday, September 9th as a day to do some fall cleaning of our church building. They invite all able- bodied men and women to come and help. Bring your dust cloths, mops, window wash supplies and join them for a fun day as we spruce up our building.

Mark your calendar!

Another Wednesday Bible Study

Beginning each Wednesday September 13 through October 18, our pastor will lead us in a study of Moses, a reluctant prophet, who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of his life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given.

We will begin serving dinner again on September 6, so make plans to come for dinner at 6 o’clock and stay for the Bible study at 6:30.

Life Screening

On Thursday, September 28th the Life Screening techs will be here in our fellowship hall all day testing those who have made appointments. More information is forthcoming as to the tests available and how you can make an appointment.

August

1          Becky Ballos

5          Robin Gallagher

11        Beverly Taylor

13        Emmett Bass

16        Sharon Sprouse

21        Don Sprouse

22        Doug Edwards

23        Michael Braun

25        Betty Shelton

26        Christin Chambers

31        Susan Clayton

Yard Sale

September 30

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Hospitality Committee is having a yard sale here at the church. We will be collecting furniture, clothing, dishes, knick-knacks etc. for the sale during the months of August and September. Your discarded items could be a treasure for someone. You may place any items that you would like to contribute in the room across from the youth room.

Volunteers needed to assist with School Supply Store at Oregon Hill on August 17th. Please arrive 5:30 p.m. for a brief orientation. Store hours: August 17- 6:00 p.m. -7:45 p.m.

Call Jennifer Turner (648-1353)

Dorothy Matthews extends her thanks and appreciation to you for the nice cards and calls that you have sent to her. She enjoys them all.

The Communicator

Volume 23 Issue 7                 July   2017

 

The Pastor’s Corner

 Thank you to the folks who have completed the Church Survey. If you have not done a survey please complete this simple survey and turn it in to the office or during a worship service. Thanks.

The church is posting signs on our property clearly establishing boundaries for people not using the property after hours. These steps were taken in response to folks using our property at night for unproductive purposes. Our community is welcome to use our property for walks, the playground, picnics, prayer, etc. We rightly should not be a location for drug deals and alcohol consumption.

Our church is more user friendly for sure with the addition of the new awnings over the entrances to our church. For the good number of members who move slow and require walkers this should be a particular blessing.

Mark your calendar for October 14, 2017. This is a Saturday and we are hosting one of the most well-known gospel groups in the country. We have scheduled The Dixie Melody Boys for a 3:30 pm concert on the church grounds. We want you to come and bring friends. We can use a team of volunteers to help that day with parking and logistics. Our prayer and belief is that we could have 300-400 folks for this event. Let’s believe God will enable us to have a great day of fellowship, music and celebration. Remember October 14.

Enjoy your summer and remember the church in your faithful living.

Cecil

 

Mission Action

July

“Back to School Celebrations” Needed: backpacks, school supplies, underwear, socks, toiletries.

Backpack (sturdy, large enough for notebooks and text books)

Inside:

1 three-ring binder and divider tabs

1 or 2 packs loose-leaf paper (wide or standard rule)

4 black-and-white composition books

2 one-subject notebooks

1 three or five subject spiral notebook

5 to 8 #2 pencils (no mechanical)

5 to 8 black or blue ink pens (erasable/no gel)

A Christian bookmark or something similar, appropriate for children.

Additional items (do not put in backpack)

Pocket folders in solid colors

Rulers (12 inches)

Colored pencils

Tissues, (large box or pocket)

Markers (washable, 8/10 pack)

3X5 lined index cards & file box

Pencil sharpeners (small hand held)

Protractors, clear

Elmer’s glue – 4 oz.

Scissors metal pointed or blunt

Calculator, 4-function

Water-color paint kits

Pencil boxes

Zippered pencil punches for 3 ring binder

Dictionary – pocket size

Socks, underwear for children, kindergarten through high school age.

(boys prefer boxers; girls prefer bikini underwear)

 

Leave your donations in the Sunday School foyer

Church Trip – Riverside Dinner Theatre

 There are a few tickets still available for our Dinner Theatre trip. See Floyd Myers or Pat McGuire if you are interested in going with us!

On Saturday, December 2, we leave the church at 4 p.m. for the theatre in Fredericksburg, VA. We will have dinner and see a Christmas show, then return to the church at 11 p.m.

The cost of $70.00 per person includes bus, dinner, show, server gratuity, taxes and bus driver gratuity.

A deposit of $20.00 is required to reserve a seat on the bus. Make checks payable to Skipwith Baptist Church and give to either Floyd or Pat McGuire. The final payment of $50.00 is due October 14. Cancellations accepted with refund until November 11.

 

Thanks from the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee thanks all who have so kindly agreed to serve in the ministry of our church for the new year.

We can all participate in ministry by praying daily for our pastor, music staff,

deacons, teachers, committees, custodian and for each other as we seek to spread the love of Christ in the Skipwith community.

 

July

1          Marbury Opinger

6          Pat Myers

9          Maria Henrichs

9          Maxine Beazley

13        Glen Henrichs

15        Freda McCormick

20        Joshua Oaster

23        Clinton Oaster

25        Beth Braun

26        Frances Proffitt

27        Beth Andrews

29        Nancy Harver

 

Church Business Meeting – July 26 at 6:30 pm

We will be voting on new deacons, church officers and committees for the new church year.

 

The Communicator

Volume 23 Issue 6                 June   2017

 

This is the time of year when our church enlists members to serve in some way in the life of our church for the next church year which begins in October. If asked to serve on a committee or serving team I would ask you to give the requests serious spiritual consideration. Our church has talented and committed people who help on an ongoing basis. The good spirit of helping is a part of what makes Skipwith a special place.

 During the summer we are asking for the help of our congregation in filling out a simple survey designed to give our leadership feedback and direction for future ministries and programs. The survey is simple but will be valuable in giving an updated view of how we view ourselves in important areas church life.

 Summer is here. I hope you enjoy this special season. Be in church when you are not a way or on vacation and be faithful in your support of the church ministries and finances through the summer.

 May God continue to lead us and bless us in the days to come.

Cecil

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

June

 

1                      Tess Bittner

Candice Lewis

7                      James McGuire, Jr.

Whit Privott

J.P. McGuire

Ainsley Taliaferro

10                    Keith Mahnken

11                    Simone Browder

15                    Caleb Bogdan

16                    Gordon Henrichs

20                    Russell Dalton

21                    Jerry Farmer

Beth Bruno

Daro Ing

22                    Curtis Harver

23                    Robin Daughtrey

24                    Cheryl Mahanes

27                    Nancy Crowder

29                    Stacy Braun

30                    Hilda Giannotti

 

Mission Action

Women on Mission are packing snack bags for the homeless during the month of June. A sample packed bag is on the WMU bulletin board.

Would you like to help? Take a gallon zip-lock bag and pack with:

Tuna or Chicken Salad w/crackers to eat in the box OR a pull-top can of Vienna Sausage.

Cereal or soft granola bar OR small bag of peanuts.

Pack of crackers with cheese or peanut butter.

Pull-top fruit bowl OR can of apple sauce.

A large juice box/pouch OR a bottle of water.

Plastic fork & spoon, napkin.

A scripture verse, devotion book, tract etc and OR a handwritten note of encouragement.

Leave your filled bags in the Sunday School foyer. They will be taken to the Oregon Hill Baptist Center to be distributed.

 

Thank You Notes

Dear Friends,

I want to thank everyone for the

cards, phone calls, visits and especially your prayers I received when I was sick. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern as you are a loving church family.                                  

In Christian Love,

                        Mae Driver

 

Mildred Privott called extending her thanks and appreciation for your prayers, many cards, calls and visits she has received following her fall. She is still in healthcare at Westminister Canterbury but hopes to be back in her apartment soon and then back to church.

Church Trip – Riverside Dinner Theatre

On Saturday, December 2, we leave the church at 4 p.m. for the theatre in Fredericksburg, VA. We will have dinner and see a Christmas show, then return to the church at 11 p.m.

The cost of $70.00 per person includes bus, dinner, show, server gratuity, taxes and bus driver gratuity.

A deposit of $20.00 is required to reserve a seat on the bus. Make checks payable to Skipwith Baptist Church and give to either Floyd Myers or Pat McGuire. The final payment of $50.00 is due October 14. Cancellations accepted with refund until November 11.

History of Father’s Day

Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has a modern origin. The idea came to Mrs. John Dodd as she sat listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Her father, William Smart, had raised his six children alone on his farm in Washington after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child.

Mrs. Dodd proposed to the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA that they celebrate a “Father’s Day.” The idea received strong support. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane and soon other towns had their own celebrations

In spite of widespread support, Father’s Day did not become a permanent national holiday until 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that it be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June.

(copied from The Old Farmers Almanac)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Communicator March 2017

Pauline Taylor —  February 28, 2017

The Communicator

 

Volume 23 Issue 3                March 2017

 

The Pastor’s Corner

Cecil continues to rest and pray for healing as he follows doctors’ instructions. Your patience and prayers are very much appreciated. In the meantime your continued prayers and faithfulness in the support of our church programs and activities will be a blessing to him as well as to you.

The Nominating Committee will begin meeting soon to secure officers and teachers for the coming new church year which begins in October. Please consider what your interest and talents are and be willing to help when called upon.

“God doesn’t call people who are qualified. He calls people who are willing and then he qualifies them.”

Richard Parker

What will you let God qualify you to do? Listen for his guidance!

 

Pauline

Happy Birthday

3          Peggy Tienken

7          Gladys Windham

8          Nancy Starkey

12        Mae Driver

16        Pat McGuire

17        Jo Pennington Mauney

18        Mildred Privott

19        Alva Stuckey

20        Mary Lee Johnson

23        Alan Braun

23        Madison Schaaf

28        Jim Heishman

29        Billy Hill

29        Grayson Atkinson

30        Ruby Desper

30        Beverley Lozano

31        Joyce Abbott

31        Jeff Atkinson

 

Someone New

                Give it a Try

On Wednesday, March 1st we will continue our Wonderful Wednesday Dinners with a New Caterer. Sharon has planned some great menus for us to enjoy. Let’s reach for a goal of 40 for that first dinner with Sharon. Come share in the meal with us!

The cost is $7.00 per person, a couple with children under 10 years of age, $16.00 and 1 adult with children under 10 years $9.00. You will need to make a reservation by 10:00 am Monday each week. Sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office, 282-2234.

 

March Menus:

March 1

Pot Roast, Salad, Bread,

Dessert

 

March 8

Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Greens, Bread, Dessert

 

March 15

Chunky Vegetable Soup, Sandwich

Dessert

 

March 22

Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls

Dessert

 

March 29

Fried Flounder, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Hush Puppies, Dessert

 

Wednesday Bible Studies

Beginning in April, our Pastor and others will lead in a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. This six week study promises to be a blessing to all who participate. Plan now to take advantage of this opportunity to grow with your church family.

 

The Communicator

Volume 23 Issue 2                                February 2017

 

The Pastor’s Corner

The Psalmist speaks about time for the human family in 90:12:

“Teach us to number our days aright, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

The focus of worship for February will look at some of the concepts of time from the Bible, I pray that we will indeed gain hearts of wisdom.

February 5       “To the very end of the age”.       Matthew 28: 19-20

February 12 Today as the day of faithfulness.       Hebrews 3: 7-11

February 19     Today as the day of foolishness.     James 4: 13-17

February 26     The terror of tomorrow. Isaiah 22:13; 1 Corinthians 15: 29-32

On a personal note about my health:

I am getting better. I am stronger, mostly clear headed, and eager to resume my schedule. The medical advice to me is to continue to work but to go slow in recovery, listening to my body and being respectful of what my brain and body say to me about strength and stamina. This is a pretty tough discipline for me out of how I have worked and lived all of my life. Your concern and prayers have meant so much. There are things I feel God desires for me to accomplish here. Thank you for your prayers.

Cecil

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners

February 1

Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich

Potato Cakes

Slaw

Dessert

 

February 8

Mission Barbecue

Slaw

Green  Beans

Dessert

 

February 15

Pizza

Salad

Dessert

 

February 24

Burger King Whopper

Chips

Dessert

 

February Folks

2          Elayne Kriezenski

7          Donna Cooke

8          Faye Silvestre

12        Jeffrey Braun

13        RuthWilson

19        Jackie Narron

20        Kat Thompson

25        Marvin Thorpe

25        Cecil Chambers

25        Shannon Andrews

27        Marge Perkins

 

Church Tour

Thursday February 9

Civil War Museum

Exhibits cover all aspects of the war including north and south, free and slave, and soldier and civilian. The admission fee for seniors is $8.50.

The museum is located at the site of Tredegar Iron Works. The headquarters of the Richmond National Battlefield Park is on this site. We visit these places as well as the museum.

Parking is free about a block from the museum. After we visit the museums we will have lunch at Joe’s Inn in the fan. We’ll meet at the church at 9 am and carpool to the museum.

Sign up on the bulletin board if you would like to join us. You may call Floyd Myers with questions: 804.980.6586.

A Table has vanished from the kitchen. If you have borrowed it, please return it immediately. We need it.

Valentines for the Homebound

The deacons are asking for your help to prepare valentine cards for our homebound members. They will place a bag in each classroom for you to fill with valentines for each of these special members of our church family. You may write a note of greeting on the card. Have your cards ready by February 12th.    Then deacons will make gift bags anddeliver them.

A New Caterer for Wednesday Dinners

The hospitality committee has found another caterer for our Wednesday dinners (Sharon). She will begin cooking our meals on March 1. We invite you to come and join in the fellowship around the dinner table on Wednesdays at 6:30.

We give thanks to Yossi who has been faithful in the preparation of our dinners each week for the last several years. He is closing his business and moving back to Israel.

 

 

The Communicator

Volume 23, Issue 1         January, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

Our pastor Cecil Chambers is progressing nicely but still has a way to go for full recovery.  He has been able to come to the office for a few hours this week. He extends his thanks and appreciation to you for the beautiful cards, gifts and especially your prayers during his recuperation from the auto accident.

He is happy with the way you have all worked together to make for a good advent season at the church.   Your fine Christmas spirit is a blessing.

Thanks to the deacons for contacting your families to share news of the advent programs; to Rick, Beth and the choir for presenting the beautiful music of the season that prepares us for celebration of the Christ Child’s birth; to all of you who have given poinsettia and to the flower committee for the lovely decorating of our sanctuary; to the hospitality committee for the delicious Christmas breakfast; to the Sunday School for the generous gifts to the staff.

Together let us look forward to a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Pauline for Cecil

 

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners

January 4 Roast Beef & Gravy

Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Dessert

January 11 Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Slaw, Rolls, Dessert

January 18   Chili, Corn Bread, Fruit, Dessert  

January 25   Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Rolls, Dessert

  

Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, wrote the following some 2000 years ago:

The Six Mistakes of Man

 

  1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.
  2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
  3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
  4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
  5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying.
  6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

 

Birthdays

3          Harold Taylor

6          Jessica Atkinson

7          Lucille Spencer

9          Lettie Cooke

13        James Poff

13        Jennifer Price

15        Belinda Hendrick

15        Jennifer Gallini

16        Will Silvestre

22        Cheryl Chambers

29        Lynda Gunn

31        Raymond Tyus

31        Carl Smelley

 

A Reminder:

A new flower calendar will be posted soon. Sign up for the Sunday you would like to give flowers.

Our Church Library is open every Sunday and there are good books and tapes for you to enjoy. Check them out!

The Quarterly Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday January 25th..