Thursday, October 30, 2014

Church Family News

On a cold windy Oct. 4th morning 28 runners and 23 walkers gathered at

beautiful Waubonsie Park for a run-walk money maker for the planned

renovations of the McElroy Hall at the Fremont County Fair Grounds.  In

that group all ages were represented.  Among them was the  oldest at 77

plus and the youngest at minus 2 months.  These two were joined by 2

more family members making it 4 generations from one family

participating in the event.  This group included Jerry Birkby and

daughter Lora Lee Carlock, Grand-daughter Darynn Ruiz and eagerly

awaited Great Grandson baby boy Ruiz.  Everyone agreed it was a great

event but a little chilly and rough terrain but beautiful scenery.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

More Harvest Festival Pictures

Here are the rest of the pictures.

Decorating the pumpkins!





Roasting the hot dogs!





Monday, October 27, 2014

Fun At The Harvest Festival

Have lots of pictures to share of the Harvest Festival.  Here are the first few, more to come!  It was a beautiful afternoon, even a little on the warm side!  We took a fun hayride and then made it back to play some games and decorate pumpkins!  Then of course we roasted hot dogs and made some smores, yum yum!  The tables looked nice with their  fall attire.







Monday, October 20, 2014

The Many Faces of Pastor Blaine


We had a great turn out for our dinner at El Portal.

It was a fun evening of good food and fellowship.  I

did manage to capture the many faces of Pastor Blaine

eating his fried ice cream!  I do have to admit though,

he did share!






Sunday, October 12, 2014

Upcoming Dinner


A reminder  for the El Portal Dinner 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 18th.

Join us as we celebrate our Pastor with an appreciation dinner.  Please let

someone know if you need a ride!

Monday, October 6, 2014

From the Secretary



  Autumn ushers in another schedule of activities, having dispensed with
summer festivals, fairs and rodeo.  It brings us to the usual
preparations for celebrating fall and winter events.  However, being
older than I was this time last year, I may do things differently, being
a bit slower now than then: less lavish decoration, more focus on the
spirit.  My plan is to slow down and smell the pumpkins, pinecones and
*First, there is a get together at El Portal on Saturday, October 18th,
at 6 p.m., for fellowship, and to celebrate Pastor Blaine*s birthday. 
Look for the guy wearing a sombrero.  There will be a sign up list
circulating at Fellowship after the service, so we can give the
restaurant a heads up.
*The Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 26th, at the church, from
4 to 6 p.m., complete with pumpkins, hot dogs, hayride and games.
             Up coming events in the planning stage are as follows,
*A Christmas card-making social and potluck will be on Saturday,
November 15th, at Marcia Little*s home.  Let*s make some more fancy
paper cards, stamped, embossed, glittered and colored to perfection.
**The Harvest Dinner will be on Sunday, November 23rd. We will keep you
informed of details later.
*The Tree of Dreams will be back again this year.  More information will
be provided in the near future.
*Christmas Eve Service is on Wednesday, December 24th, at 4 p.m. And
very likely a New Year*s Eve party at Marcia*s home, about a week
later.  See you there!
    Marcia Little Board Secretary

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pastor’s Thoughts

Autumn is a beautiful time of year.  God's creation begins to prepare
itself for rest.  The colors are magnificent; orange, red, yellow and
all hues in between.  Harvest begins and what was planted in Spring is
now stored in bins or taken to elevators and the soil will rest.  Even
animals are making preparations for the next season.
*Genesis reveals that when God finished His creation that on the seventh
day God rested.  If God rested from His labors how much more do we as
His people need to experience rest.  Many of us find rest in the reading
of a book, a hobby, a vacation, doing something out of the ordinary,
gardening, a short nap or even in a boat during a storm if you're the Lord.
*Jesus in Matthew 11:28 says, "If we're heavy laden I will give you
rest" and that you'll find rest for your souls."
* Psalm 37:7 states, " Rest in the Lord."
*The world turns in such a hectic and stressful pace, and if you're like
me, you are tired, weary and in need of rest. Some of it involves aging
and the process of getting older but with wars, conflict, floods,
earthquakes, diseases, assaults, violence, murders, child abuse,
homelessness, jobless, economic worries for many; I look forward to
periods of rest, both physically and spiritual. Rest is  a necessary
requirement in my life.
*If you are in need of "Rest" may you find the time and  experience the
"Rest" that comes with placing you life in
"Jesus Christ."