Sunday, June 26, 2016

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016: Communion today

Good morning to each of you on this last Sunday of June.  
You are invited to take part in communion this morning.  

Plan to stay for a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service with Susan as your host.  Thank you Darlene for hosting last Sunday’s ACF.  

Thank you Marshall for taking Children’s Church last Sunday.  Brad will have the kids today.
Saturday, June 25, 2016


Frank J’s memorial service will be here at Cedonia at 1 pm on Saturday July 9.  Potluck dinner to follow.  Thank you Dee for volunteering to help Julie in the kitchen.  Any assistance with food would be greatly appreciated that day.  

We want to assist the family and so one way might be to consider going to Dorothy’s estate sale (she is moving to Port Ludlow).  It will take place on Friday July 1 from 4 pm to 8 pm; on Saturday July 2 from 8 am to 3 pm; and Sunday July 3 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Everything goes…1191 Hwy 25 S., Kettle Falls.
Friday, June 24, 2016


The new children’s church list is out for the summer.  Please check it over and see if you have any conflicts…if so please switch with someone on the list.  

Want to change your routine??  Stretch yourself a bit??? Bless some kids? Consider joining this ministry!  We are always looking for “new recruits”…let pastor know if you can help out (even if for one time only).  
Thursday, June 23, 2016


June 26, 2016
Thank you to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday and to all who helped with cleanup.  Thank you Dee for the great summer "picnic!"  It was delicious!!

June 19, 2016
Thank you Yvonne for your donation to the Brighter Side of 50.

June 12, 2016
A belated, but sincere, word of appreciation goes out from pastor and Julie to all the following:  To those who came and supported Baccalaureate; to Betty, Amber, Donna S., and Doris for all the cookies; to Lee, Becky, Michele, and Judy for sharing in music; to Fred B. for the wonderful special; to those who helped with clean up and a special word of “thanks” to Linda for ALL of your help with the evening’s event.  

This past week Willis G. spent a day spraying all of the church and cemetery grounds for weeds.  Also Charlie did some spraying as well.  As a result...the grounds will look somewhat "rough" as a result of the kill from the sprays and the fact that pastor was not able to irrigate for 4 days due to the spray.  We so appreciate both Willis and Charlie's time!

Doris, Jim H., and Dave L. joined in with Dee and pastor to pick litter in last Tuesday’s heat!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

May 29, 2016
Thank  you Betty and Julie P. for all your help in putting up the flags at each veteran's grave marker...and to you Bud and Donna for the flags on the cemetary fence...a beautiful and thought-provoking sight.  

Thank you Linda for volunteering to help with Baccalaureate.

May 15, 2016
Thank you Harold for all the time you put into repairing the broken pipe in the pump house.

May 8, 2016
Thank you Rachel and John for joining the e-mail “leg” of the Prayer Chain.  Keep in mind if you want to be on the Prayer Chain but don’t necessarily want to have a phone notification or have to call others to pass on the request…the e-mail leg is a great option.  Let pastor or Donna R. know if you want your name to be added.

Thank you to Loretta and Tyson for picking up irrigation supplies for pastor. 

Thank you to Becky and Roy for your recent donations to the library and Brighter Side of 50.   

May 1, 2016
Thank you Ed K. for all the extra work you did on the church grounds this past week.

Thank you Lana for joining the e-mail “leg” of the Prayer Chain.  Keep in mind if you want to be on the Prayer Chain but don’t necessarily want to have a phone notification or have to call others to pass on the request…the e-mail leg is a great option.  Let pastor or Donna R. know if you want your name to be added.   

April 24, 2016
Thank you to all who participated in last Sunday’s Brighter Side of 50.  Special thanks to Dee, Ed K., Ron and Jan, and Gail for your contributions to the meal and to all who assisted with cleanup.  A lady left her glasses, fruit, and candy and you will find them on the Catch-All table.

A belated word of appreciation to Jim H. for “re-upping” to help with the mowing.  To both you and Mike D., thank you so much for your involvement with this ministry.

April 17, 2016
From Dee and Pastor...THANK YOU SO MUCH Ron, Jan, Dave L., Lee and Jim H. for your help with the first litter pickup of 2016.  Your time is so very much appreciated!  Thanks Dee for the great dessert and to Ron and Jan for the liquid refreshments. 

A very sincere "thank you" goes out to Brad for all the time you have given these past two weeks to get our mowers up and running. 

Pastor apologizes for not getting a picture of everyone who took part in Bright Sunday.  Thanks Lana for placing the pictures on bulletin boards in the foyer. 

April 10, 2016
Thank you to all who participated in Bright Sunday, and to each of you who adopted a lily. 

Thank you so much Joyce for the beautiful bulletin board display with the timeless message.

April 3, 2016
A sure sign of spring is Mike D. once again mowing the church grounds....thanks a lot Mike for the first mowing of 2016.

A very sincere word of appreciation goes out to all who participated in last Sunday’s Celebration, to those who helped so much in the kitchen and to those who brought eggs, candy, money and assisted with the egg hunt! It was a wonderful day!

March 20, 2016
Thank you to person(s) who donated eggs for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  All donations of eggs and candy are welcome and sincerely appreciate. 

March 13, 2016
A thank you goes out to Dale and Doris for helping the Dashiell's and Reinbolds with potluck cleanup last Sunday. 

Thank you to all who attended the Brighter Side of 50 and to Dee for the GREAT meal…and thank you to all who helped with clean-up and to Gail, Susan, Sharilyn, and Betty for the treats you brought.

Thanks so much Joyce for the beautiful Easter bulletin board display in the library.  

January 31, 2016
Thank you Dee and Donna R, for the great lunch you made for Brighter Side of 50 and a thank you to those who assisted with clean up.

January 17, 2016
Thank you Dave L. for plowing the lot and road this past week. 

January 10, 2016
Thank you Joyce for the beautiful bulletin board display you made for the library.  

A sincere word of appreciation goes out to Ron, Jan, Lillie, Marcia and Mike D.  for helping take down the Christmas decorations.  Your time is certainly appreciated!

January 3, 2016
Thanks so much Mike S. for plowing the driveway and lot this past week. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Thank you NevaJean for the “New Years” display above the children‘s section of the library.  “Good advice”…check it out.

Library statistics compiled by our librarian for 2015:  There were 236 items checked out and once again…Yvonne takes the top reader title.  Take advantage of our wonderful library and check out a book, tape, or DVD.  Thanks so much NevaJean for all the work you do in  keeping our library up to date.  

You might want to check out the “Summer Easy-Read Books” found on the north foyer table.  There are some great books there for your enjoyment.  

                             ~ NEWEST REVIEW ~
John and Stasi Eldredge write the feminine Captivating as a companion to John’s Wild at Heart for the guys.  So gals, “In anticipation and hope, may this little book draw you closer to God’s heart…and your own.”   Captivating normally found in Life Skills/ Christian Living section… is our Featured Library Item of the Week.


Addington, T.J.  (Live Like You Mean It)
T.J. is the international ministry leader of the Evangelical Free Church of America., an organizational consultant, a speaker, and author of this book.  T.J.’s passion is to see God’s people be all they can be.  Found in Life Skills/Christian Living. 

Beam, Christy Wilson (Miracles From Heaven)
Read the book; see the movie. This true story about a little girl and the amazing healing of her body is written by her mother. This little paperback is easy to tuck into a purse or pocket. Enjoy the miracles. 

Bedford, Deborah (If I Had You)
“With the emotional intensity of Nicholas Sparks and the inspirational storytelling of Francine Rivers, award-winning writer Deborah Bedford plumbs the depth of two lives… Two women, one struggle, learning to love each other’s heart and soul…”  

Brokaw, Tom (A Lucky Life Interrupted)
"From the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change…a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life."  Found in Biography/Inspiring Stories. 

Chaikin, Linda (Desert Rose
San Francisco, 1858...Annalee Halliday can’t wait to tell her mother the incredible news.  Annalee’s father has struck silver in the big bonanza in Virginia Town, Nevada.  This novel is written about the lives of women pioneers in the wild West.  Found in Fiction. 

 Clapton, Debra (Counting on a Cowboy) 
This is a “Four of Hearts Ranch Romance.”   Clapton’s latest fiction is an easy read.  Found in Fiction.

Collins, Brandilyn (Gone To Ground)
“Clearly a killer lives among the good citizens of Amaryllis.  Now three women are sure they know who he is…someone they love.  But each woman suspects a different man.”  Read this suspenseful page turner.  Found in Christian suspense fiction.

Cox, Carol (Love in Disguise)
Set in 1880s Arizona, this historical fiction novel blends romance, humor, and mystery for a “can’t-put-down” read.  Found in Fiction.

Dossey M.D., Larry (Healing Words)
“Is prayer as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery?”  See the answers that these this authors suggests.  Found in the Nutrition/Health Section.

Flinchbaugh, C. Hope (Daughter of China)
This debut novel employs the unusual setting of today’s China to draw readers into the landscape of the heart. Must Mei Lin abandon her beliefs to have the life she’s dreamed of? Follow her on her surprising pathway to hope and joy. This fast-paced book will linger in the mind long after the last page has been read. 

Flinchbaugh, C. Hope (Extreme Devotion)
After reading Flinchbaugh’s fiction Daughter of China (see details in alphabetic list below), you will want to check out The Voice of the Martyrs Extreme Devotion, the real stories of ancient to modern-day believers who sacrificed everything for Christ. According to the original Greek, the word “martyr” actually means "witness." Found in Evangelism section. 

Hatcher, Robin Lee (Whenever You Come Around)
Bestselling novelist known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love.  Hatcher’s 2015 book is an engaging romance, can be read in a day, Found in Fiction. 

Henderson, Dee (Taken) 
Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out.  She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has unfinished business to attend to. This is a romantic suspense novel. Found in Fiction.

Henderson, Dee (The Witness)
Leader in the inspiration romantic suspense category pens The Witness, a "who done it" book.  This is a heart-pounding action novel. 

Hill, Doug (The Power of Prayerful Living)   
“Is prayer as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery?”  See the answers that these this authors suggests.  Found in the Nutrition/Health Section.

Idleman, Kyle (Not A Fan)
Are you a fan or a follower?  This non-fiction book can be read personally or with a group.  This book challenges you to consider what a follower of Jesus really is.  Found in Bible Study section. 

Ladd, Sarah E (The Curiosity Keeper) 
This new author pens a novel with rich detail and well-defined characters.  The Curiosity Keeper is set in old England with intrigue, romance, and adventure.  Found in Fiction.

LaHaye, Tim (Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat, The Europa Conspiracy, Edge of Darkness)
If you have enjoyed the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye, these four books are for you. To quote Tim…"My vision for Babylon Rising was to create a new fiction series of fast-paced action thrillers based on Biblical prophesies not covered in my Left Behind stories."  This series is set in our present time.

McCusker, Paul (The Mill House)
“From the pain of the past emerges a tender story of lost love, betrayal, reconciliation, and renewed hope that spans a half-century and thousands of miles” write author Paul McCusker about the difficult discovery of true forgiveness.  Found in Fiction.

McLaughlin, Henry (Journey to Riverbend )
A first novel for this author.  An “easy read” …this is a western story with faith, romance, and action.  “Sometimes the journey is only the beginning.” Found in Fiction.

Mitchell, Siri (She Walks in Beauty)
“During New York City’s gilded age…the game is played amid banquets and balls.  The prize is a lifetime of wealth and privilege.  The rules will test friendships and the desires of a young woman’s heart.  Clara Carter is the social season’s brightest star…but at what cost?” Found in historical fiction.

Orey, Cal (The Healing Power of Chocolate)
Attention all CHOCOLATE LOVERS…would you believe a whole book on chocolate?  Not only that, but this book claims “chocolate keeps the doctor away.”  This book includes healthful recipes and home cures and is found in Health/Nutrition.  

Ortberg, John (The Me I Want To Be)
“Life is not about any particular achievement or experience. The most important task of your life is not what you do, but who you become.”  This excerpt is from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg.

Rivers, Francine (The Last Sin Eater)
Author's Note: "The sin eater was a person who was paid a fee or given food to take upon himself the moral trespasses of the deceased and their consequences in the afterlire.  Sin eaters were common in the eaerly nineteenth century in England, the lowlands of Scotland, and the Welsh border district.  This custom was carried over by immigrants to the Americas and practice in remove areas of the Appalachian Mountains.  This is a purely fictional story of one such person." 

Robertson, Paul (Dark in the City of Light)
"After Baron Harsanyi’s wife’s mysterious death, this Austrian attaché holds control over mines whose coveted ore could turn the tide of war.  Swept up in new romance and the spectacle of Paris, the Baron’s daughter is blind to the dangers stalking her family and the city she loves."  These are two characters in the NEW historical novel (Paris is the city and the time frame is 1870-1871). Find in Fiction.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016: Father's Day

Good morning!  All men 25 years old and up will find a treat from Ed and Julie on the foyer table. 

Following the service please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments to celebrate Father’s Day with Darlene as your host.  Thank you Donna for hosting last Sunday’s ACF.  

Shelbee has Children’s Church today.  

The new children’s church list is out for the summer.  Please check it over and see if you have any conflicts…if so please switch with someone on the list.  

Want to change your routine??  Stretch yourself a bit??? Bless some kids? Consider joining this ministry!  We are always looking for “new recruits”…let pastor know if you can help out (even if for one time only).  
Saturday, June 18, 2016


You will find the latest newsletter from Gilli in Guinea Bissau on the foyer table.


Sincere condolences are extended to the Kennedy family with the passing of Gene’s brother. 

There will be a memorial service for Steve W. (husband of Betty E.) this Saturday here at the church at 11 am.  (Note:  Due to this funeral, the Stampin' Party has been moved to Darlene's house...starting at 9:30 am.  Please let Jenni or Darlene know if you are able to attend.) 

Frank J.'s memorial service will be here at Cedonia at 1 pm on Saturday July 9.  Potluck dinner to follow. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Items on the Catch-All Table for:
Becky, Sonya, Yvonne, Dave, Lana and Fred D. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016: Children's Church today

Good Morning!  

Following the service please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments with Donna R. as your host.  

Thank you to all of you who assisted the Cornwalls with potluck cleanup last Sunday.   

A “Thank You” card from the Hunter’s Food Bank and Robert and Cindy McDowall can be found on the foyer table.

Amy has Children’s Church today.
Saturday, June 11, 2016


With no Heritage Sunday this year, we need to know if there is enough interest in having potluck on the 3rd of July.  So far, the response has been to skip it.  Please give pastor your thoughts on the matter.
Friday, June 10, 2016


ATTENTION…Shirley invites everyone to the Columbia 49er’s building this coming Saturday, the 18th, for the Annual Father’s Day Baked Goods Sale.  This fundraiser helps to support the 49er’s building and activities.  Sale starts at 8:30 am and goes until the baked goods are gone.  Don’t miss out!
Sunday, May 29, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016: Special Memorial Day Observance

A sincere welcome to each of you on this Memorial Day weekend.  We have a special patriotic service planned that we hope will be inspiring.  Yvonne has After Church Fellowship  this morning. Thank you Sonya for hosting last week’s AFC.

 No Children’s Church today…we will have the kids stay to observe the program.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

BACCALAUREATE: CCC is hosting this year

West End Assembly of God church will not be able to host Baccalaureate this year as previously scheduled.  We are now the official “hosts.”  

With Julie coming home from a convention in Portland that day, she is hoping that someone will head up making coffee and punch and decorating the table with one to two flower arrangements.  Also…we would so appreciate cookies from the church family for this event as Cedonia is the sponsoring church.  Thank you Linda for volunteering to help out, and thank you in advance to the others who will be willing to help out.  

Baccalaureate will be held Wednesday, June 1, at the school, 7 pm.  Our own Leeya Young will be graduating as well as JR Steele, a member of our Youth Group.
Friday, May 27, 2016


Sincere condolences are extended to Jim, Donna, Susan and Ray and to the Reinbold family with the passing of Jim and Susan’s mother, Nona.  We celebrate with you, her “Homegoing!”
Thursday, May 26, 2016


You will find a “Thank You” card from Robert and Cindy McDowall to the church family on the foyer table.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016: Children's Church today

A special welcome to those who are visiting this morning and “Good to see you again”… to the rest of you!!  

After Church Fellowship will take place immediately following the service with Sonya as our host.  Thank you Sharilyn for hosting ACF last Sunday.  

Joyce has Children’s Church today.
Saturday, May 21, 2016


Monday night May 23 is a BIG evening at AWANA….it is our 13th Annual Awards Ceremony with an Ice Cream Social followed by a program.  

You are invited to come out for the special evening.  

Providing treats will be Dave and Patty, Shelbee, Yvonne (and in memory…Diane…she had already purchased treats for the event prior to her death).  Thanks Jeanette for providing treats for last Monday’s meeting.  
Thursday, May 19, 2016


Sunday May 29 will be a great day here at CCC.  If it has been awhile since you invited someone to church, then consider doing so as next Sunday we will be taking part in a special Memorial Day Observance.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016: Children's Church today

After Church Fellowship will take place immediatly following the service with Sharilyn as our host.  Thank you Amber for hosting ACF last Sunday.  

Linda has Children’s Church today.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Hunters Youth Sports is a recently formed nonprofit organization whose goal is to enrich the lives of young children through sports.  One of its founders is our own Shelbee Keenan.  

Sunday May 15 in the Hunter’s City park a Bake Sale will take place to raise funds for summer camp for some of the children of the community.  

If you want more information check out their web site .
Friday, May 13, 2016


Tomorrow night is a BIG evening at AWANA….it is SPRING STORE NIGHT… when the kids get a chance to redeem points earned for prizes.  

Jeanette has snacks for the evening.  Thanks Jo and Becky for providing treats for last Monday’s meeting.  

The following Monday will mark the end of the year for AWANA.  There will be a program and awards.  The following folks are on the list to provide snacks:  Dave, Patty, Shelbee, and Yvonne. 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Brad and Amy are selling their 95 Buick Riviera with 63,000 original miles.  If interested see Brad and Amy or call 385-4589.
Sunday, May 8, 2016

MAY 8, 2016: Happy Mother's Day!

Welcome to everyone and Happy Mother’s Day!!!   There is a small treat from pastor and Julie on the foyer table…this is for ALL ladies, 25 years and older.  

Please take the time to check out the library bulletin board this morning.  Remember as a child the spring ritual of pulling flower petals from a flower and reciting “He/she loves me…he/she loves me not?”  See what Joyce came up with for May’s bulletin board.  And….check out the new missionary display that Wilma recently completed.  Thank you to both of you for your willingness to serve.

Plan to stay for After Church Fellowship following the morning service with Amber as your host.  

Thank you to those who assisted with clean up following last Sunday’s Potluck.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016: Potluck today followed by birthday celebration

Good morning and happy “May Day” to each of you.  

Plan to stay for a time of fellowship and good food with potluck taking place immediately following the service. 

Towards the end of dinner we will celebrate Shirley D’s 80th birthday with cake and a short program. Clean-up crew for the day will be the Gowers, DeJongs, and Sonya.  

No Children’s Church today. 

Thank you Marlene for hosting last Sunday’s After Church Fellowship.  
Saturday, April 30, 2016


Heading to Spokane this week (Costco in particular)?   
If you can help pastor out…
he has a list and would sure appreciate your assistance.
Friday, April 29, 2016


Wes and LeeAnn Reed

 May 1, 2016:  Check out the latest newsletter from Wes and LeeAnn in the missions file outreach folder in the library. 
Sunday, April 24, 2016

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016: Communion today plus Annual Business Meeting

Good morning to each of you on this last Sunday of April. Today is Communion Sunday as well as our Annual Business Meeting. We hope that each of you will take the time to stay for the meeting and election. 

Marlene will host our After Church Fellowship. Thank you Joyce for hosting last Sunday’s Fellowship.

Amy has Children’s Church. 
Saturday, April 23, 2016


A community Health Needs Assessment meeting will be held Wednesday, April 27, from noon to two p.m. at Columbia School.  Refreshments will be provided.  

This meeting will assist Eastern WA University, the Empire Health Foundation, NE Tri-County Health, and Providence-Mt Carmel/St Josephs Hospitals in identifying health care gaps that exist in Stevens County...especially in rural, low-income areas.  For more information see the flyer on the foyer table.