Hi! Welcome spring!
It is spring, isn’t it?
What a year we have had weather wise -- and Easter is next weekend! We may need a winter coat to cover up our pretty Easter frock.
Speaking of Easter, some pre-Easter community events include:
• Wednesday service, March 27, 7 p.m., College Hill Methodist Church, and also Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.;
• Flatwoods Christian Church, Good Friday service, Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., with Robert Stroup of Bybee Methodist speaking;
• Saturday, March 30, Flatwoods Christian Church, free community breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. On Easter Sunday, the youth and choir will present an Easter program written by Walt Compton, beginning at 10:45 a.m.;
• Waco Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a Good Friday service for the Churches of the Nazarene of Richmond and Irvine. Nick Lemond will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Waco Community Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, March 31, at 7 a.m. at Water Plant Road (off Bend Road) at College Hill. College Hill United Methodist Church sponsors the event which is open to everyone. This year, Tim Jones will be the speaker.
Flatwoods Cemetery Association will have its annual spring cleanup this Saturday, March 23, weather permitting. If you would like to help, just show up around 9 a.m. or so. We’re sure your help will be appreciated.
Get-well wishes are extended to Juanita Smith, who was hospitalized recently. By the time you read this, we know she’ll be up and around and doing great.
Birthdays this week include: Kayla Dargavell, March 20; Tim Jones, March 22; Garrett Holloway, March 25; and Tina Fox, March 29.
Schoolmates and good friends Sue Dickerson, Linda Isaacs, Judy Mabes and yours truly met for lunch last Saturday at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Richmond. There was a lot to catch up on since we had not been together in quite a while. Food and catch-up gossip was followed by more food and gossip as the minutes ticked away. We plan to make this a monthly endeavor.
The Waco Fan Club met March 8 at Main Street Cafe in Berea to have lunch and also catch up on goings-on with the group. One particular person met by herself the next week (March 15) ate a free hot dog and caught up on absolutely nothing. (I need to check my calendar more often, don’t I?)
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one! (Aren’t you glad this season of basketball for UK fans is over!)
Hi! Welcome spring!
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Dream becomes reality only when you persevere
A young boy grew up in Berea, in a family that was blessed with a variety of musical talents.
His mother was a member of a female group who performed onstage regularly at Renfro Valley, in Rockcastle County.
This young man would routinely attend shows to watch his mother, and other artists, perform on stage. He was eager to learn from them every chance he could. He knew from a young age he wanted to pursue a career in the music industry and was willing to seek advice and mentoring from those who were experienced in the industry.
’Tis the season for giving
There is a feeling of pride that wells up in all parents when they see their children giving something of theirs to another person. It is all the more poignant when children are giving something that they greatly value and reflects a significant sacrifice on their part.
Young children are often looking for ways to contribute and help others’ out. The trick for parents is to have children continue their giving behaviors as they get older.
Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
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Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
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