Sunday, December 21, 2014

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014: Annual Christmas Banquet


Welcome to our fellowship on this Sunday before Christmas.  Today we will celebrate the Lord’s birth with special instrumental numbers, songs, and a Christmas video from the Youth Group. 

Following the morning program the Annual Christmas Banquet will take place.  If you are visiting with us today and were unaware of the dinner…please plan to stay and enjoy the time of celebration.  Volunteers for clean up (excluding our visitors), are always appreciated.



And be sure and check the baskets on the foyer table for Christmas cards from the church family to your family. 


Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 WORDS OF APPRECIATION TO OUR CHURCH FAMILY


December 21, 2014

A HUGE and SINCERE thank you to Dee for heading up the TREMENDOUS meal for the Brighter Side of 50 last week, and to those who contributed to the dinner…Joyce, Linda, Gail, Tom, Susan, Yvonne, Lillie, Diane, and Shari!  A great time was had by all……  Also thank you Diane, Betty, and Ron and Jan for helping with donations for Door Prizes.

December 14, 2014
Thank you very much Dave and Gail for your recent gift of two beautiful pictures to the church.  (They can be viewed at the drinking fountain)  

Also…a belated thank you to Dee for the recent gifts of Christmas decorations.  The generosity of all of you is appreciated!

December 7, 2014
Thank you Harold for the work you did on the AV system this week.

November 30, 2014

Thank you very much Ed, Michele, Lexi, Owen, Doris, Lee, Becky, and Ruth for joining pastor and Julie at the Community Thanksgiving Service. 

November 23, 2014

Thank you so much Gail and crew for the wonderful meal you made for last week’s Brighter Side of 50.  

November 16, 2014
Thank you Roy and Diane for picking up Costco supplies for the church.

Thank you Doris for buying the 2 coffee thermos’ for the church.  They will definitely come in handy.  They were purchased with funds from Mildred Dashiell’s family.


Thank you Bob G. for the time you put in working of the cross at the front of the building.  It is great to have it once again backlit.  

Also…thank you Ed K. for all the extra time you put into raking the leaves this season.  Your service to the Lord and church is so appreciated!

November 2, 2014
Thank you Jo for your recent donation of grape juice to the church to be used for communion. 

September 28, 2014
Thank you Dee for the preparing the lunch for the first BS of 50 for the fall season.  Thank you as well to all who attended.

September 14, 2014
Thank you to all of you who assisted with clean up last Sunday following the potluck.  Your willingness to step in when others are gone is certainly appreciated.

September 7, 2014
Thank you to all who assisted with Mildred Dashiell’s service and dinner.  To those who brought food, assisted in the kitchen, helped with clean up and to Doris and Shirley for heading up the dinner…a special word of appreciation to you all.

August 31, 2014
Thank you Charlie for doing weed control this past week at the church.

Thanks to Ed K., the basement, library, foyer, and hallway carpets have all been shampooed…so, as best we can…let's work hard to keep them clean.  Thanks a lot!!

August 10, 2014
A BIG THANK YOU to Don and Glenda for providing their pool for last Wednesday’s Youth Group outing.  

August 3, 2014
A BIG THANK YOU to the Nelsons for providing their beautiful lake for last Wednesday’s Youth Group outing.  Also…the BBQ was delicious and sure appreciated!!

Thanks so much Bob G. for the electrical work you did this past week.  Thank you for getting the water feature running and for installing the new light fixture over the entry door.  Your time and efforts are certainly appreciated!

July 27, 2014
A word of THANKS to those who opened and closed the church last Sunday. 

Also…thank you Ed K., Dave L. and Harold for your time with the water system and your attempts to keep the dry spots from increasing in size.  

Also…thank you Clayton for your time in helping pastor with some gardening this past week.

July 20, 2014
A BIG THANK YOU to those who jumped in and assisted the Lamms and Cornwalls with clean up at last Sunday‘s potluck. 

THANK YOU Dave L. and Ed K. for helping out with watering the lawn and gardens while pastor was gone.

July 13, 2014
For those who would still like to send a card to Paulette ...you will find her address on the foyer table. A BIG and SINCERE THANK YOU to all of you who sent a birthday card to her last week.

June 8, 2014
Thank you Fred for the additional plumbing work you did this past week as well as all the spraying you recently did along the church roads etc.  

Thank you Loretta Dashiell for picking out and planting the flowers at the church sign.  

Thank you Dee for the recent gift of the punch dispenser and for the great meal you made for the last Brighter Side of 50.  

Thank you Betty and Julie P. for helping pastor pick up flags as well as your time in “tidying up” the cemetery.

Thank you to those who supported Baccalaureate last Wednesday and special words of thanks to those who brought cookies.  

June 1, 2014

Thank you Fred for all the plumbing work you did in the pump house repairing broken fittings etc.  

Thank you Harold, Jen, Loretta, and Mike for your time this past Thursday in meeting with the AV specialist to go over proposed changes to our sound and video system.

May 25, 2014
Thank you Betty and Jim H. for helping pastor this past week place Veterans Flags in the cemetery

Thank you Fred for recently servicing both lawn mowers.  

Thanks Bud and Donna for placing the flags on the cemetery fence.

April 27, 2014
To the church family from pastor…….Sincere words of appreciation go out to all of you for your tremendous support of the Annual Easter Breakfast, Sunday Worship service, and the Easter Egg hunt.  It was a great day!!! 

Thank you to the M & M Mowing team…Mike (D.) and Mel for agreeing to once again be the church mowers.  Your efforts and time are greatly appreciated!

We had our biggest turn out ever for The Brighter Side of 50 (31 participants).  Thank you to all who came and a special thank you to Dee, Gail, and Donna!!  What a meal!!  To all who helped with clean up……bless you!!  

April 13, 2014
Thank you so much to all who assisted with Iver Burke's Memorial service as well as the dinner.  To all who brought food, it was very much appreciated. 

A sincere word of appreciation to Dee for heading the first litter pick up of 2014 and to her crew...Ron, Jan, Jim H., Dave L., and Gail.  May you be blessed for your time and labor. 

March 16, 2014
Thank you Betty, Julie P., and Doris for your recent donation of plastic eggs.  Some were used for the Youth Group “Lock In” and the rest will be used for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the 20th. Anyone who would like to donate eggs (with or without candy) are more than welcome to do so.  Your help in this area is much appreciated!!

March 9, 2014
Thank you Mike S. for again plowing out the road and parking lot this past week.   It is hard to believe how snowy it was just a few days ago!

March 2, 2014
Thank you, Mike S., for plowing out the road and parking lot this past week. 

February 23, 2014
Words of thanks go out to Harold for picking up and placing the new driveway “markers” at the entrance to the church grounds. They will especially help on those dark, foggy nights.

Thank you to each of you who helped with opening and closing the building last Sunday as well as getting the coffee ready, turning the lights on  etc.   Thank you as well to all who supported the Gideon ministry with your gifts.

February 16, 2014
Thank you to all who stayed for the potluck last Sunday, brought the delicious dishes and spent some time with our guests from Korea.  A BIG thank you to the clean up crew for the great job you did!  

February 9, 2014
Thank you very much Dave L. for recently plowing the church lot and driveways!

January 26, 2014
A big THANK YOU to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50. Thanks so much Dee for the delicious meal and for your assistance as well Susan.  And…a sincere word of appreciation to all who helped with clean up.  It was a fun afternoon!

January 19, 2014
Thank you Harold and Darlene for the shopping you did for the church this past week.




Friday, December 19, 2014

CATCH-ALL TABLE AND OTHER LEFT-BEHIND ITEMS

                                 


 There items on the “Catch All” Table for: 
Charlie, Betty, Loretta, the Gowers, Horlachers...
and the Gonzaga fan who left their hat 
at last Friday's Brighter Side of 50.  
  






Thursday, December 18, 2014

LIBRARY NEWS: BOOKS 2014



If you can not find a book you want, it may be checked out.
See NevaJean and she will put a hold on it for you.



Message from our Librarian NevaJean:  "Recently there was a question on how to find a non-fiction book when only the author is known and not the title or subject. Answer: Look in the white notebook labeled LIBRARY CATALOG laying in its side on a non-fiction shelf. The catalog lists all the non-fiction authors (last name first- ABC order) and the Book Titles and the subject where they are shelved. There are separate tabs for lists of fiction and children’s books etc.”

Check out the "Featured Library Item of the Week" placard
(thank you NevaJean). Also in this area of the library you will find a new “Outreach Ministries” display. Thank you so much Jenni and Wilma for the beautiful job you did on this important aspect of CCC. On the counter to the right of the display, you will find current newsletters of the various outreach ministries of the church.


Note: For a full list of previously reviewed books
 in 2011, 2012 and 2013,
see "pages pages pages"
on the upper right of the blog for that year's books
 alphabetized by author name.


BOOKS 2014 BOOKS 2014 BOOKS 2014


 Some reference books have been added to our library: Halley’s Bible Handbook, The Bible Almanac, Family Encyclopedia of the Bible, Great People of the Bible and How They Lived, Jesus and His Times, Today’s Dictionary of the Bible, Then Sings My Soul, Meet the Bible, Webster’s Dictionary and even a Bible or two. You will find these items on the bottom shelf on the non-fiction side of the library. “The Bible is the most priceless possession of the human race.”


QUESTION:  WHAT ABOUT CHECKING OUT THE
FEATURED ITEM OF THE WEEK?
A question recently came up as to whether it is OK to check out the book(s) that happen to be the Featured Library Item of the Week and the answer is a definite yes!  Feel free to take it on that very Sunday.  Thank you to all of our library users for your dedication to the wonderful world of reading!


~ ATTENTION PARENTS OF PRIMARY READERS ~
Primary readers can choose from 35 soft-cover Arch book selections located in the green bucket on the bottom shelf in the Children’s Section of the library.  Practice reading the familiar Bible Stories or enjoy sharing the colorful pictures with a younger brother or sister and tell them the story. GRANDPARENTS…check these books out and have them on hand when the grandkids  (and great-grand kids) come for a visit.  

~ NEWEST REVIEW ~

To add to the enjoyment of the Christmas season check out the Christmas books and DVD’s that are all located on the Christmas shelf (look for the Christmas garland) and available for check-out.  New to our library is the book A Log Cabin Collection.  In this collection of nine Christmas romances, readers will relive a pioneer Christmas with all its challenges and delights as penned by some of Christian fiction‘s bestselling authors.  Among them Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Liz Tolsma, and Erica Vetsch.  Also new this year is  Julie Cannon's I'll Be Home For Christmas.  And…be sure and check out The Star of Bethlehem  DVD… great to see over and over every year.

  ~ READERS OF THE YEAR (2013) ~ 
From Neva Jean...  "Our Readers of the Year are Yvonne Gower and Don Dale who averaged over a book a week…Wow!  In 2013 there were 288 items checked out compared to 179 in 2013.  If you had a favorite book you read last year, please tell us about it to recommend it for others.  Keep reading!!"   

From the “church family readers”…thanks so much NevaJean for all the work you put into the library.



LIST ALPHABETIZED BY AUTHOR


Albom, Mitch (The First Phone Call From Heaven)
A quick and enjoyable read.  Found in Fiction.

Andrews, Andy (The Butterfly Effect)
To all Andy Andrews’ fans:  Check out Andrews’ powerful little book, The Butterfly Effect, how your life matters.  Found in the Life Skills section.

Ashbrook, R. Thomas  (Mansions of the Heart)
This book begins with the author‘s personal story of frustration and confusion and the discovery that there is more to the Christian life than building a successful church.  While strengthening his relationship with God, the author…an engineer turned pastor…went on a wondrous and often challenging adventure of discovery.  Dr. Ashbrook offers seekers a way to move forward on their own spiritual paths.  Check out this great book…Found in the Doctrine section.

Bailey, Ney  (Faith Is Not A Feeling)
In 1976 the Big Thompson River flood in Colorado took 150 lives, including those of seven women on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ International.  Deeply grieved by the loss, survivor Ney Bailey embraced a journey of faith that led her to a life-changing truth: No matter how things look and no matter how we feel, God is in control.  Found in Life Skills/Christian Living.

Barton, Janet L. (New Mexico)
Dream with this Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction. 

Barton, Janet L. (New Mexico Weddings)
Another from author Janet Barton.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Bates, Shelly (A Sounding  Brass)
Claire Montoya‘s life doesn’t fit her anymore.  Brought up in a strict church in the small town of Hamilton Falls, Claire has seen disgrace fall on the leaders she trusted and watched her friends reject their faith.  How does she sort this out?  Read  A Sounding Brass by Shelly Bates.  Found in Fiction.

Belding, Amy  (Flight of the Sparrow) 
A story of early America by Amy Belding Brown, has been added to the fiction section of our library.  This historical novel is based on the life of Mary Rowlandson and takes us back in time (1676) into the lives of the Indians and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  “This is one the of the best books I’ve read all year”. ..to quote NevaJean.
  
Blosser, Don; Dailey, Timothy J; Peterson, Randy; Green, Dietrich:  (Jesus, His Life and Times)
This beautiful book has been added to the Reference Section and is placed on the narrow shelf above the other reference materials. Don Blosser, PhD, Timothy J Dailey, PhD, Randy Peterson, and Dietrich Green have all contributed to this balanced, non-technical, well-illustrated volume.  Check out this book, enjoy the pictures and paintings and deepened your understanding of who Jesus is.  Thank you Judy for donating this great book to our library.  Found in Reference section.

Boeshaar, Andres (Wisconsin Weddings)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Bradford, M.E.  (A Worthy Company) 
This book has been placed on the REFERENCE shelf.  Bradford’s extensive research gives biographical sketches on the lives of the Framers of the Constitution who were present in Philadelphia during some part of the Great Convention (fifty of the fifty-five framers were Christian).  This is a “heavy” study book portraying the ideals of our constitution.  This book can be checked out even though it is in Reference.

Brokaw, Tom (The Greatest Generation Speaks [large print])
Tom wrote The Greatest Generation about the men and women who came out of the depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building a better world.  Brokaw writes “I felt this tribute was long overdue but I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by the book.”  The Greatest Generation Speaks (large print) contains these letters and reflections in response to Brokaw’s first book.  Found in Biography and Inspiring Stories.

Camden, Elizabeth (The Lady of Bolton Hill)
This appears to be a Victorian Romance…but there’s definitely more to the story.  Found in Fiction.

 Collins, Ace  (Farraday Road
“A quiet evening ends in murder on a muddy mountain road.”  Master storyteller Ace Collins writes Farraday Road, a Lije Evans mystery. Found in Christian Fiction Suspense. 

Collins, Ace (Swope's Ridge)
“Could a sleepy hillside in Arkansas be the axis of international terror?”  Read Collins second Lije Evans mystery Swope’s Ridge. Found in Christian Fiction Suspense.   

Cox, Carol (Arizona Brides)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction. 

Devine, Hickey, Leach and Peck (Threads of Love)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction

.Dungy, Tony and Whitaker, Nathan  (The Mentor Leader)
“We must reach beyond the boundaries that separate us and connect with people who are different from us.“  Found in the Relationship Section.

Dungy, Tony (Uncommon) 
"Finding your path to significance." 

Gire, Ken (The Weathering Grace of God)
“Upheavals come suddenly, unexpectedly, and often catastrophically.  Whenever they come, however they come, they forever alter the settled terrain that once was our life…In time, God turns the most terrifying of eruptions into the most majestic of mountains, the most tragic of earthquakes into the most idyllic of landscapes.  That is the unrelenting work of heaven, to make everything beautiful in its time.”  This is a great little book of comfort. 

God's Not Dead (DVD):  The popular and powerful movie is now available for check-out.  This film was in theaters just a short time ago and was well received by many.  “When an atheist college professor challenges a Christian freshman student to prove that God is not dead…the debate begins!!  Against all odds this young man stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.”   Found in videoss.

Griffiths, Bill and Cindy  (The Road To Forgiveness)
When Bill and Cindy Griffiths learned that their eleven year old daughter and Cindy’s mom had died in a car accident, they we catapulted into the deepest anguish they had ever known.  And when they learned the driver was drunk-severely so, at 7:30 in the morning-their pain only intensified.  The Road to Forgiveness is an amazing story of how the Griffiths forgave and eventually befriended the very person who had torn their loved ones from them.  Found in the Biography/Inspiring Stories section.

Hunter, Denise (Kansas Bride)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction.

Klassen, Julie (The Tutor's Daughter)
Check out the newest book by historic fiction writer Julie Klassen.  "Filled with page-turning suspense, The Tutor’s Daughter takes readers to the windswept Cornwell coast…a place infamous for shipwrecks and superstitions…where danger lurks, faith is tested, and romance awaits."  Found in Fiction.

LeHaye, Tim (Edge of Apocalypse)
 “To those who believe that out of the chaos of our rapidly changing world something momentous is about to happen“… “To those who wish to face the uncertainties of the End of the Age with an understanding of Biblical prophecy….”  ”And to those who want to enjoy God’s wonderful plan for our future…”   Read this work of fiction, but placed in the Prophecy section of the library.

Mac, Toby and Tait, Michael (Living Under God)
To go along with our Heritage Sunday theme…check out the following… discover your part in God’s plan...discover the heroes of our past….become a hero for the future.  Think about your heritage: your Christian family influences, your church, and Bible character’s influence, and think about the men and women who forged our nation.  Found in the Devotions/Meditations section. 

Martinez, Jan  (Christ Kitchen, Loving Women Out Of Poverty)
Have you ever had Blessed Bean Soup, Blue Corn Bread of Life, or Chariots of Chile from Christ Kitchen in Spokane?  Meet author Jan Martinez who has a Masters Degree in Public Health and Counseling who wrote the book.  Martinez founded Christ Kitchen to offer mob training, Bible Study, and support for low-income women.  Martinez has skillfully woven the Bible Story of the Samaritan woman at the well with real life stories of today’s women of poverty who are bruised, mangled, and misused seeking a better life.  This autographed copy is a must read for all women to equip and share God’s message with other women in need.   Found in The Evangelism section of the library.

Mills,  DiAnn (Texas Charm)
Christian romance.  Found in Christian Fiction 

Morren, Ruth Axtell (Winter Is Past)
“Against the backdrop of the glittering ballrooms, gritty factories and quiet parlors of Regency England comes a man’s remarkable journey of love and faith.”  Found in Fiction.

Morris, Gilbert and McCarver, Aaron (Spirit of Appalachia series:  Over the Misty Mountains, Beyond the Quiet Hills, Among the King’s Soldiers.  
A quote from Yvonne…“This is a very good series that begins in 1776.  It tells of the hardships of some of the first settlers to go over the mountains to settle.  There are good Christian people throughout the story as they fight Indians and win their independence from the English.”  Found in Fiction.

Morris, Gilbert  (God's Handmaiden) 
Bestselling author Gilbert Morris writes another historical novel…God’s Handmaiden.  According to Yvonne…“This is a good love story that takes you through the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale and a girl named Gervace.  This is a good “escape novel”.

Neale, Michael (The River)
This first time author spins a beautiful story about a ribbon of white frothy water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies.  Catch the subtle clues between experiencing the river and living a life of freedom and adventure with Christ as a guide.

Noble, Diane (The Veil)
“In 1857 Utah, the members of one secluded religious group claim to want nothing more than to practice their beliefs without persecution.  Yet among them are many who engage in secret vows and brutal acts of atonement…all in the name of God.”  That veil is about to be drawn aside.

Ortberg, John (Everybody's Normal Till You Get To Know Them)  
John is a pastor at Menlo Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, CA where he lives with his wife Nancy and three children.  Ortberg is a best selling author who reveals his gift for sharing profound insights using a lighten-up approach.  We have been blessed with four of Pastor Ortberg's books.  In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, John talks of the need for community  and how this need is woven into the very fabric of our being.  Nothing else can substitute for the life-giving benefits of connecting with others…not even God.  Check this great book out!  Found in Life Skills/Christian Living.

Ortberg, John  (The Life You’ve Always Wanted)
Ortberg uses humor and sparkling anecdotes in an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living.  Life on the edge that fills our ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joyous growing closeness to Christ.  Ortberg even includes a study guide in this Life Skills/Christian Living book.

Ortberg, John.  (When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box)
John is a best selling author who reveals his gift for sharing profound insights using a “lighten-up” approach. “You can’t beat the house,” notes Ortberg.  “We’re playing our game of life on a giant board called a calendar.  Time will always run out so it’s a good thing to live a life that delights your creator.  When everything goes back in the box, you’ll leave this life knowing you’ve achieved the only victory that matters.”  Found in Life Skills/Christian Living.

Peterson, Tracie  (Yukon Quest Series:Treasures of the North, Ashes and Ice, and Rivers of Gold) 
“Dreams of gold and the promise of a new tomorrow beckon to the Land of the Midnight Sun”  (Book 1)  “The journey would test their strength and their will to persevere.”  (Book 2)  “The land was bursting with promise for those who could survive its challenges.” (Book 3)  This historical fiction writer  gives readers a firsthand look into the lives of gold seekers in this series. 

Rivers, Francine (Bridge to Haven)
"She burned every bridge to get exactly what she wanted.  Now all she wants is a way back home.”  This is a riveting and highly anticipated sage of temptation, grace, and unconditional love.  Found in the Fiction section,.


Rushnell, Squire  (When God Winks at You) 

This book can be read in an afternoon and is about God speaking to us through the power of coincidence.  Praise God for his continued care!  Found in Fiction.

Snelling, Lauraine (Home to Blessing Series:  1) Measure Of Mercy  2) No Distance Too Far,  3) A Heart For Home).
Ms. Snelling returns again to her popular Red River Valley setting in her Home to Blessing series:  Find this beautiful series in the Fiction overflow in the Children Youth Section.

Spehn, Michael and Gina (The Color of Rain)
This New York Times Bestseller is a must read.  The authors  open their hearts to write this true story of how two families found faith, hope, and love in the midst of tragedy.  This is a biography/autobiography, but is placed on our Grief and Hope of Heaven shelf. 

Starns-Clark, Mindy (Whispers of the Bayou)
This is a great suspense novel… easy to read in a couple of days.  The author writes about buried secrets, priceless treasure, and unknown enemies in combination with an ancient myth…or is it real?  NevaJean stated…“ I couldn’t put the book down!”  

Vredevelt, Pam (Empty Arms)
Dealing with death is always a painful, difficult, and slow process.  But even in the midst of grief, joy can be found and grace is present.  Two books have been added to the “Grief and Hope of Heaven” shelf in non-fiction. Pam's book is hope and support for those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or tubal pregnancy.

Wilkinson, Bruce  (The Dream Giver)
Are you living your dream…or just living your life?  Welcome to a little story about a very big idea.  This compelling modern day parable tells the story of Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream.  Read Bruce Wilkinson’s The Dream Giver and begin your journey.  Found in the non-fiction Life Skills, Christian Living section.

Yancy, James (What Good Is God?)
“What good is God in a world where terrorists attack…where women and children are sold into slavery…where a gunman kills students and teachers…where there is suffering from AIDS?”  Philip Yancey takes us on a search that matters in What Good is God?  Read all of Yancey’s books in the Doctrine section:  Finding God in Unexpected Places, The Jesus I Never Knew, and What’s So Amazing About Grace?  

Ziglar, Zig  (Confessions Of A Grieving Christian)
Dealing with death is always a painful, difficult, and slow process.  But even in the midst of grief, joy can be found and grace is present.  Two books have been added to the “Grief and Hope of Heaven” shelf in non-fiction.  Zig Ziglar's is his experience of the loss of his daughter.




Sunday, December 14, 2014

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014: Second Sunday of Advent

Welcome to our fellowship on this second Sunday of Advent.  

Please plan to stay for After Worship Fellowship hosted by Yvonne.  Next week’s host will be Diane.  

Julie has Children’s Church today.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AND DINNER ON DECEMBER 21

NEXT SUNDAY…the Christmas Program will begin at 10:30 with special readings and musical numbers.  Don’t miss the celebration!!


Following the morning service the Annual Church Board Christmas Dinner will take place.  This is a gift from the church board to the church family. PLEASE let Julie D. and Doris know if you will be attending as space is limited.

Friday, December 12, 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE CHURCH FAMILY

On the foyer table you will find a place to post Christmas cards to the church family as well as baskets to place individual cards.  Be sure to check each Sunday for cards.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7: First Sunday of Advent


Welcome to our fellowship on this first Sunday of December. 


Please plan to stay for After Worship Fellowship hosted by Darlene.  Next week’s host will be ?? Yvonne. 

Michele has Children’s Church today.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER FROM OUR MISSIONARIES


Christmas Newsletters have been received from our missionaries the McDowalls, and the Reeds. Wes and LeAnn have a lot of “big” family news.  Check it out! (in library)

Friday, December 5, 2014

MYSTERY OF THE BROKEN VENT PIPE

????                                                                                        ???? 
Can anyone help solve the mystery of the broken vent pipe located at the underground water storage tanks??  If so please see pastor.  ????                                                                  ????

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014

Welcome to our fellowship this last Sunday of November.  

Please plan to stay for After Worship Fellowship hosted by Jan.  Next week’s host will be ?? Darlene.  

Julie has Children’s Church today.  (Thanks a lot Michele for taking both the teen SS class and Children’s Church last Sunday!!)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014

Welcome to our fellowship this morning.  As pastor and Julie are gone…Mike Y. will be sharing.  Thank you Mike for always being willing to serve.  

Please plan to stay for After Worship Fellowship.  Thank you Joyce for being our host today.  Next Sunday AWF will be hosted by Jan.

Michele has Children’s Church.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newspaper article about L. Lundin

For those who knew Leafy Lundin…check out the very interesting article (on the foyer table) about her that recently appeared in the Olympia, WA newspaper. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

UPCOMING COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Please consider attending the Community Thanksgiving Service at West End Assembly of God Church.  Pastor Mike Van Meer will be the main speaker and the service will last approximately one hour. 

After the service their will be a time of fellowship and cookies.  If you could help with cookies that would be GREAT (but don‘t let that keep you from coming if you would rather not bake).  

For those who have not been to the church…traveling north from Fort Spokane…once you get up the long hill above Two Rivers…watch for the Peters Road (there is a street light at this intersection).  Turn right and proceed to the community of West End…turn right onto West End Road and watch for the church right off the county road on your right.  The church is just past the Community Center.  Traveling south from Fruitland…take the Mudgett Lake Road and go past the Fruitland Bible Camp where the road then becomes the West End Road.  Once in the community of West End…keep going past Pappy’s Corner Store, the Peters Road turn off and the Community Center.  The church will be on your right.  The church address is West End Assembly of God, 6438 West End Road, Fruitland, WA 99129.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UPCOMING CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT THE SCHOOL: December 6

The upcoming Christmas Bazaar at the school on Dec. 6th is an event very worthy of our time.  The goal is to begin to raise funds to purchase new playground equipment.    There are many avenues in which you might participate.  Rent a table and sell “your wares”…donate a nice item(s) for the Flea Market…purchase a raffle ticket for the quilt raffle…buy some delicious bake goods…participate in the silent auction, attend, shop, and buy.  Let‘s get out and support our kids.  If you are unable to attend but still want to help…donations to the fund are welcome.  Contact Amber or Mike Young.  See the poster and flyers on the foyer table for additional information.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

HOUSE PLANTS??

Interested in some beautiful, healthy house plants??  See Dee.
Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Daily Bread" booklets now on foyer table

With a HUGE apology…the pastor has placed a stack of Daily Bread booklets on the foyer table…they are for Sept., Oct., and Nov.  To those who missed getting one this fall…pastor is sorry they were overlooked.  

You will also find Dec., Jan., and Feb. Daily Bread there as well.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014

Welcome to each of you on this chilly November morning.  The fellowship is warm however, so plan to stay for After Worship Visitation and Cookies.   Sonya is our host for today and next Sunday’s host is Joyce.  Thank you Donna R. for the delicious cookies you made for last Sunday!  

Julie has Children’s Church today.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA: Great Shepherd mix dog

With Christmas just around the corner…here is a good gift idea.  Rachel H. called and their daughter desperately wants to part with a great dog (she has too many).  It is a neutered male, short haired, shepherd mix, that is house broken and a good dog for protection of your place.  It is very good with kids (lives with three rambunctious kids at present) and would make a great “farm dog”.  In it’s prime and a very nice dog.  
Sunday, November 9, 2014

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Thank you to all who assisted the Prices and Youngs with clean up following last Sunday’s dinner.  Today’s After Worship Fellowship is being hosted by Donna/and or Joyce (join us and find out).  Next Sunday is Sonya.  Julie has Children’s Church today.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014: potluck

Welcome on this first Sunday of November.  Today we will have fellowship and potluck following the service with the following folks on the clean up crew…  Youngs and Prices…volunteers would be greatly appreciated!   No children’s church today.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014: Communion Service

It seems like October just barely began and now it is nearly gone…welcome on this last Sunday of the month. 

Plan to take part in Communion Service this morning. 

And remember, we will have After Church Fellowship at the conclusion of the service.  Today’s host will be Shari.  

Julie has Children’s Church today.


There are pumpkins to adopt and take home with you on the foyer table…thank you Ron and Jan for sharing!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

YOU CAN BLESS GERRIE D...EVEN BELATED!!

For those who may not have sent a card to Gerrie, it is not too late to extend her birthday celebration.  Her 90th birthday was last Thursday (October 23).  Belated cards may be sent to Don’s home or to her address in Chewelah (see your bulletin for the address or check with the church office).

Friday, October 24, 2014

THANKS FROM MEL AND LILLIE

From Mel and Lillie to the church family…
     "Thank you so much to those who attended our 70th Anniversary Celebration!  We so appreciated the beautiful cards, gifts, well wishes and hugs!  Thank you to our children, spouses, and grandkids for all you did and a special thank you to Loretta for all your work on the video.  And to Jenni, thank you for your assistance with the video emergency and to Linda S. and Donna R.… a special mention of appreciation for your work in the kitchen!  It was a wonderful day!"

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014: Potluck and Anniversary Open House

Welcome to our fellowship this morning here at Cedonia. 

 Following the service a potluck will take place with the clean up crew consisting of the Swains, Sommerlotts, and Tomchicks…and volunteers will be welcomed and appreciated.  

An Open House will be held from 2 to 4 for the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Mel and Lillie.  Everyone is invited.  A short program will take place around 3.  


No children’s church today.

Thank you Diane for providing the cookies for last Sunday's 
after-church fellowship

Saturday, October 18, 2014

BLESSING OPPORTUNITIES

ATTENTION CHURCH FAMILY…it would be great if EVERYONE in the church would participate in blessing Willis and Paulette this coming week.  This Thursday, the 23rd, will be their 43rd Wedding Anniversary.  Wouldn’t it be great if they received a card from each family in the church?  Check with the church for the address. 


Also…another opportunity to bless a member of the church who is unable to attend services…Millie W’s birthday is the 24th. She will be 91.  Check with the church for her address. 


Thursday, October 16, 2014

OUR BEST WISHES

Best wishes to John and Eddy as they head back home to Arizona for the winter.  It has been great to have had you with us this summer/fall and we look forward to 2015 when you move to Washington and become full time members of the church family here at Cedonia!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014

Next Sunday (October 19) the church family is invited to attend the 70th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Mel and Lillie.  


  • Following the morning service potluck dinner will take place.
  • An Open House will begin at 2 pm and conclude at 4 pm.  
  • A program will take place beginning at 3 pm.  


Those scheduled for Potluck Clean Up are the Swains, Sommerlotts, and Tomchicks…however volunteers will be welcomed and appreciated.  

Thank you Susan for hosting After Worship Fellowship time last Sunday.  The cookies were GREAT! Today’s host will be Donna R.


Julie has Children’s Church this morning.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

LAST OF THE LITTER PICK-UPS FOR THIS YEAR!

From Dee and pastor…  “A very sincere word of appreciation to all those intrepid souls for helping with litter pick-up this past Thursday.”  Thanks Dee for the treats!  This fulfills the four-times-per-year litter pick up obligation for the year.  See you next season

MISSIONARY NEWS: McDowells

You will find a recent newsletter from the McDowalls in the Missionary News file holder.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014: No potluck today

Welcome on the first Sunday of October.  

There is no potluck today but please mark you calendar for October 19th when we will not only have our next potluck but at the same time we will celebrate Mel and Lillie’s 70th Wedding Anniversary!!  After worship service there will be potluck, followed by an open house for the Dashiell’s.

Michele has children's church today. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

 Good morning !


Thank you Dee for sharing your beautiful yellow mum with your church family today.  Also on the church foyer table you will find some delicious plums from the Reinbolds.  (thank you!)


Plan to stay for a time of cookies and fellowship
 following the service.  
Thank you Amber for being our host for last Sunday.
Today’s host is Marlene.  

Julie has children's church today. 



Board members…
there is a letter for you to peruse and sign at the “Catch All Table.”


Attention “After Fellowship Hosts” and those who assist them…We have purchased two new (smaller) tables for AWANA as well as special occasions.  During the week one of the tables will be kept near the entrance to the bell tower.  Since pastor often has the “Catch All” table loaded with various items and there is nowhere to keep the “cookies” until fellowship time…please feel free to use the new table.