Sunday, September 14, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014: Childrens Church today

Welcome this morning.  Julie has children’s Church this morning. 
With school starting…Jo is back to teaching the elementary Sunday School class.  Welcome back Jo and a HUGE THANK YOU to Sonya for taking the class this summer.  

Plan to stay for a time of cookies and fellowship following the morning service.  Our host today is Yvonne.  Next Sunday will be Diane.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


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 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, September 12, 2014


Bowls in picture are for demonstration purposes only, not the real bowls :o)

There has been a recent “mix-up” with “bowls.”  The church is missing a large, plastic medium blue bowl…often used to serve chips or rolls.  Also, one recent Sunday on the foyer tables there were two blue plastic serving bowls and one bright, lime green “translucent” plastic serving bowl.  Pastor went to give them to their owner and they were gone.   Regardless,  if you can shed light on the mystery of the missing bowls…please see pastor.

Thursday, September 11, 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.”

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!

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.  


Interested in a two good “quick reads”??  Check out  When God Winks at You by Squire Rushnell.  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!  For something different…read Mitch Albom’s The First Phone Call From Heaven…normally found in Fiction.  Both these books are our Featured Library Items of the Week.  

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.


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.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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.  

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,.

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.

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, September 7, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Potluck...cleanup volunteers needed

Welcome to you this first Sunday of September.  

Today is potluck…plan to stay and fellowship.  
Clean up crew will be Dee and Julie P. ...
and hopefully 3 or 4 volunteers.


For those who were not here or did not know Mildred Dashiell…the flowers and display are in memory and in honor of her.  Mildred was a very active member of this community and this church in years past.  Thank you to all who assisted with her 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.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

AWANA BEGINS SEPTEMBER 15: Immediate "snack" need: Volunteer for 9/15

Our 12th year of AWANA begins on September 15, at 6 pm.  

The snack coordinator schedule is being passed around for the months of September thru December.  Many have signed up (see below) but our immediate need is for someone on the first evening, September 15. 

If you would like to sign up as a team or take on evenings by yourself…please write your name across from the date(s) that will work for you.  The sky is the limit on types of snacks…last year we had an amazing variety from sandwiches to veggies and fruit, cheese sticks to mini pizza’s, cookies/brownies to raisins…plus much more.  To give you and idea of how many to plan for…we usually have a group of around 35 (students and adults combined) and if you bake cookies…around 6 dozen.
 Update:  Thank you to the following dear folks who signed up to help with treats between now and the middle of December…Yvonne, Amy, Gail, Susan,  Donna R., Diane, Linda,  Marlene, and Sharilyn. 

If you would still like to help out and did not make the list…see any of the above folks to see if they want a “partner” as all of them are by themselves except for Linda, Sharilyn, Donna R. and Susan.

Thank you for your consideration of this ministry.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014: Communion

Welcome to each of you…especially our visitors and happy
 "Last Sunday of August."    

Today we will be sharing in communion.

Next Sunday is potluck and we are in need of 3 to 4 folks to help Dee and Julie P. with clean up.  All are welcome but especially those who may not have helped in this area this year and are not scheduled for the remaining 2014 potlucks.  Please consider lending a helping hand.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FREE ITEMS: Left over items from VBS

Need some good rag material?  On the table at the back entry way (door to the museum) you will find various clothing items left over from VBS….many of these items are white T-shirts which, as you know, make great rags.  Help yourself.  

ALSO…on the foyer table are many items left from VBS.  And…there are boxes for the taking as well as small “bales” of straw that could be used for fall decorations…or even mulch for the garden…scratch for the chickens…or ????  Glennis, Donna S., Jo, …your items are marked.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Litter Pick Up is Tuesday August 19 beginning at ???????  (Dee will call with the time….I think she is going with 8 am now that it is not going to be so hot).  Let Dee know if you can help out!!  Thanks ahead of time to all who can help.  Only one pickup remaining…in October…don’t miss out on the fun!


Pastor and Julie have a wedding to conduct in Colton, WA, and then will head out on their 25th Wedding Anniversary trip.  

Since Ed will be out of the office this week…he is hoping that folks will consider signing up for the watering schedule.  You will find a “Sign Up Sheet” on the foyer table and your time in helping with this ministry is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!


Welcome to each of you this morning.  It was a tremendous “Hillbilly Hoedown” last week at Cedonia.  We had a great crew from The Heights…with Jacob and Kym Powers as well as DeeAnne McGhee who is the dear lady who works with our web (blog site).  Clayton will be sharing a wrap up report….but from pastor…“Thank you so much Clayton for heading VBS 2014...and thank you to everyone who had a hand in this tremendous outreach!!  From those who prayed to those who baked cookies…from those who brought kids, worked during the day… to those who provided meals, worked in the kitchen and brought in R.V.’s. etc. etc.  The list is long and the appreciation sincere.  The Lord Bless each of you!" 

Friday, August 15, 2014


Once again it is time for our Annual Support our Kids School Supply Drive.  At this time of year there are great deals on various school supplies.  If you’d like to participate…watch for these specials and once collected, these items are given to Columbia School where they are shared with students…especially those who could really use an extra hand with expenses.  THANK YOU Julie P. who got the ball rolling with the great number of items that have already been donated.  There is a box in the foyer for your donations.  Below is the list from the Columbia School District website: 


Preschool Supply List (all items will be left at school, except the backpack)
ü Backpack
ü Gym shoes (clean, old shoes are fine)
ü Pillow
ü Blanket
ü Mat or rug to rest on    

Kindergarten students only need the following:
ü  Backpack
ü  Pencil Box
ü  Gym shoes (clean, old shoes are fine)
ü  Sleeping mat
ü  Pencils and crayons are optional
First Graders need only the following items:
ü  Backpack
ü  1 pair of tennis shoes (for inside recess)
         The following items are needed for Elementary students in Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:

ü Backpack
ü Gym shoes (clean, old shoes are fine)

ü  24 – No. 2 pencils
ü 2-pocket folder (durable)
ü Crayons (16-48 only-please)
ü Watercolor markers
ü Colored pencils (Grades 4, 5, 6)
ü Large eraser
ü Pencil Box (2, 3, 4 only)
ü Pencil pouch (5-6 only)
ü Notebook paper – wide ruled (3-4 only)
ü Note book paper – wide ruled or college ruled (5-6 only)
ü Pens (4-6 only)
ü 3 spiral notebooks (5-6 only)

The following items will be provided for Columbia School Elementary students:
ü  Scissors
ü  Rulers

ü  Glue
ü  Graph paper (4-6 only)
ü Large pencils (Pre-K only)

                      Students in Grades 7-12 should purchase notebook paper, pencils,
              pens, erasers, notebooks and/or binders, & a memory stick.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014



 There are items on the “Catch All” table for Mike Y., Glennis, Dee, Gene, and Glenda. 


Sunday, August 10, 2014


Welcome to our fellowship this morning.  It is a “Hillbilly Hoedown” this week at Cedonia as we kick off our annual VBS outreach.  Remember… potluck will take place this THURSDAY evening, August 14th (Time to be announced).  If today’s clean up crew (Dave and Shari, Dave and Gail, Tyson and JulieAnn) can help out on the 14th…great!!  If not…please let Clayton or Pastor know today.  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A&B Services of Fruitland: Correction on phone number!

Community Service Announcement:  

Several families within the church family--in addition to the church itself--use the locally based garbage services of A&B Services of Fruitland.  

Karin Montgomery is the head of this business formerly ran by Pastor Al Montgomery.  Karin is looking to secure more customers and can be reached at (541) 490-9819. 

(note the area code correction)

Rates are reasonable and several options are available.  
Call Karin or see pastor if you have any questions.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 2014: Communion, NO Potluck

Welcome on this hot, first Sunday of August.  We will be sharing in communion this morning.  

Hopefully you were not caught off guard with there being NO potluck today.  Next potluck will take place during VBS week…on THURSDAY evening, August 14th (time to be announced).  

If today’s clean up crew (Dave and Shari, Dave and Gail, Tyson and JulieAnn) can help out on the 14th…great!!  If not…please let Clayton or Pastor know.  

Friday, August 1, 2014


Thank you to everyone who attended my 90th birthday party!  We sure appreciated all the cards, gifts, delicious food, and well wishes that were received!  Thanks too to all who helped in the kitchen and with clean up afterwards.  It was a special day thanks to people like you!  

Mel and Lillie

Thursday, July 31, 2014


FYI…the church family is reminded that if you call the church and pastor happens to be on the line…you will NOT get a busy signal…the answering machine will automatically pick up.  

Most likely he is here and if you leave a message he will make his best attempt to get back to you.  

The church phone does not have the ability to identify who the incoming call is when pastor is on the line.  He receives an incoming “beep” but he normally does not end the call he is on to take the incoming call.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014: Birthday potluck today.

Welcome on this last Sunday of July  (communion will take place next Sunday).  

After church there will be a  90th Birthday Party for Mel Dashiell and Mel’s cousin, Melba Brinnon.  We know some of you will not be able to stay but for others…if you came and were unaware of the potluck dinner…plan to stay regardless and celebrate with Mel and Melba.  Clean up crew will be the Dashiell clan minus Mel and Lillie.  

--No After Church Fellowship today.--
Susan will be the host on August 3.  

Julie DOES have Children’s Church. 

FYI…Ed K. has the museum all “polished up”…if it has been some time since you have visited the museum…take some time today.

POTLUCK NEWS: Change for August

The  August 3 potluck will be canceled...due to the birthday celebration potluck on Sunday, July 27, and the VBS potluck to be held on Thursday, August the 14th.

If the crew that was scheduled for August 3 can help out at the VBS potluck on Thursday August 14, that would be great!  (Those folks are Dave and Gail, Dave and Shari, and Tyson and JulieAnn.)  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FREE ITEMS: Men's jackets and vests

Attention all men…there are some nice jackets, vests, etc. on the table in the church museum…help yourself!

Friday, July 25, 2014


Mission News:  

Recent newsletters have been received from Eagle Summit Ministry (George Hippe) and In Faith (Robert and Cindy McDowall).  You will find them at the library display area.  

Also…remember George in prayer during his time on the mission trip to Mexico.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014: Jim and Carole Plunkitt

A special warm “Cedonia Welcome” to Jim and Carole Plunkitt.  Thank you Jim for sharing with us this morning during pastor’s absence.  Be sure to greet Jim during After Church Fellowship hosted by Sherilyn.  

Sorry… due to Julie’s absence…NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH TODAY.
Saturday, July 19, 2014


Sonya and Gail…thank you so much for volunteering to assist Dee with the ministry of greeting visitors, directing them to the coat rack, rest rooms and nursery, and giving out address cards to allow for follow up contact.  

This ministry will assist Fred and Harold with their jobs as ushers.  
NOTICE:  Dee is hoping for at least one to two more folks to help out so that she could set up a rotation schedule.  Please see her for additional information or to “sign up.”  Thank you for your consideration.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

Welcome to our Annual Heritage Sunday!  If you are visiting today or if you were caught off guard regarding potluck…please plan to stay……there is always plenty.  

There will be no Children’s Church or  After Church Fellowship today.  

Next Sunday’s host will be Sherilyn Ralston and Julie will have Children’s Church. 

Potluck Clean Up Crew for today…the Cornwalls, Nelsons, and Lamms.

There will be a short board meeting beginning at 12:15 at the front of the sanctuary. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Pastor is looking for 3 to 4 volunteers to help with moving water here at the church from Thursday evening (the 17th) until Sunday evening (the 20th).  This would require being on the grounds at least two times and preferably three…and so he is hoping for a “crew” rather than an “individual” so that the number of trips could be shared. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2014: Larry and Linda Pointer

Welcome on this 4th of July weekend and a special welcome back to Larry and Linda Pointer.  We look forward to some great music from you as well as some of our own folks. 

Today’s After Church Fellowship is hosted by Yvonne. 

 Julie has Children’s Church today.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Hello -  this a post from your blogmaster DeeAnne.  :o)  Thank you Pastor Ed for allowing me to put this on the blog.

An elderly couple who had lived in Seven Bays, WA, for many years had to move to Spokane recently due to health reasons and to be near family.  They are now my next door neighbors.  They have been trying to sell their Seven Bays home for a while now.  I thought possibly someone in the Hunters area might know of someone looking for a home in that here is a picture and the details are below.

DESCRIPTION:  1993 manufactured home (made by Valley Quality Homes) with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 1352 sq ft built on top of a full daylight basement.  Lower level has 2-car garage (about 450 sq ft) and large unfinished room (about 900 sq ft) with separate outside entrance to complete as you would like and could be used as a totally separate living area.  All appliances stay.  Has central air conditioning.  It has a wrap-around deck, sprinkler system, nice small fenced yard, fruit trees and garden area.  The lot has water, power, phone and sewer.  There is a homeowners association that costs $885.00 per year which includes water, sewer, community center and swimming pool, plus marina/boat launch, Seven Bays air strip.  There is also RV parking on the lot with its own water, power, sewage for you or your guests!  

Saturday July 5 - 9 am to 4 pm (refreshments)

1327 Pike Square, Seven Bays, WA  

MLS #201323070

Asking price $149,950  

Depart highway 25 toward Cedonia Rd
23.9 miles:  Bear right onto Miles Creston Rd N
2.8 miles:  Turn right onto Deer Meadows Road East
0.3 miles:  Turn left onto Sunday Bay Road North
385 ft:  Turn left toward Marina Drive
1.3 miles:  Bear right onto Marina Drive
0.1 miles:  Turn left to stay on Marina Drive
0.2 miles:  Keep straight onto road
0.3 miles: Turn right toward Park Avenue
0.2 miles:  Turn right onto Park Avenue
290 ft:  Turn left and then bear right onto Pike Square
216 ft:  Arrive at 1327 Pike Square
(the last intersection is Rainbow St.  If you reach Seven Bays Road East you’ve gone too far) 

Realtor:  John Sloan with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
Phone:  509-721-1160. 
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