Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:15
Did you catch the article in last week's newsletter about the upcoming kitchen expansion? It's been discussed for years, and it's about to become a reality. About two years ago we formed a committee that put together some plans to make this work, and the expansion has been broken down into three phases.
The first phase will begin very soon, and here's some information that might be helpful...
First, the kitchen appliances and work space will remain useable during this first phase.
Second, the bathrooms outside the Multi-Purpose room will undergo some changes, however, they too will remain useable.
Finally, the outside entrance off of the Chapel Courtyard which leads into the hallway along side the kitchen will no longer be used as an entrance or exit.
If you have any questions, please contact any of the committee members: Jenny Bowman, Carol Eberly, Rhetta Martin, John Lehman, Sandy Gray, Eldon Showalter
Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:14
The second chapter of Acts begins with these words: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-4)
What do you know about Pentecost?
Pentecost (also known as the Feast of Weeks) was one of three major festivals observed by the Jews every year, celebrating the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai. It was held 50 days after Passover.
Jesus was crucified during the time of Passover and ascended to heaven 40 days after His resurrection. Ten days later (50 days after Jesus’ resurrection) as the Jews were observing Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on them. They received the gift of tongues – the ability to speak in other languages – and immediately began to preach about Jesus to people who had come to Jerusalem for this annual festival.
In addition to the coming of the Holy Spirit, for followers of Jesus this day also commemorates the birth of the Christian Church.
This Sunday - May 19th -is the day of Pentecost in 2013, and it provides us with the opportunity to thank God for sending His Spirit to come and live in us and through us.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34
The "Gardening For Jesus" ministry will be planting tomato and cucumber plants this Friday (May 17th) at 8:00am at 10679 Five Forks Road, behind the home of Carroll and Esther Stottlemyer. If you're coming from the church you will turn right at their address and travel down a lane to get to their house.
In the picture, the yellow arrow in the upper right hand corner is the church, the arrow in the lower left hand corner is the property where the garden is located.
The only thing you need to bring on Friday is a pair of gloves. The project should take an hour or two. Coffee, juice and snacks will be provided. Then in another 2 or 3 weeks, there will be more planting taking place.
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