Sunday, June 25, 2017

SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017: Communion today

Good morning!! WHAT HAPPENED TO JUNE?? Seems like it only lasted 10 days!!!! Hopefully..."all of us" are getting closer to the minute!! We will be participating in Communion today.

Plan to stay for a time of cookies, coffee, and fellowship with Donna and Jim as our hosts for After Church Fellowship.  Thank you Jan and Ron for hosting AFC last Sunday. 

 Joyce has Children’s Church today. U
Saturday, June 24, 2017

REMINDER FOR SUNDAY JULY 2: Gilli will be here and potluck too!

PLEASE, plan to attend the service and potluck this coming Sunday, July 2.  Our missionary from Guinea Bissau…Gilli, will be here to share with us. Clean up crew for this potluck will be Dee, Fred, and Lana and volunteers.

Friday, June 23, 2017


You may recall when some of Fred and Lana’s family were in church several weeks ago and we were blessed to hear daughter Kari sing a tremendous special.  Fred and Lana have bought some tapes to share with the congregation that features daughters Kari, Kim as well as other friends and other members of the family.  If you would like a CD you are welcome to one.  Thanks much to the Bunning’s.  Also, you will also find CD’s from Dorothy J. and Donna Jo S. that are free for the taking.  
Thursday, June 22, 2017


We are featuring another book this week by Casey Treat: The 3 Essentials - All You Need for Success in Life. Boiled down to the three essentials, Casey reviews Faith, Vision, and Renewal and how they help shape our lives. Casey changed his life from being a drug-addicted teen to leading a large ministry in the Pacific Northwest. Find out how these three essentials can change your faith life and help you reach your potential.

LAST WEEK: Treat, Casey (How To Be Your Best When You Feel Your Worst)
Here is a book we could all use in our lives at certain times. This author has been there and shares “5 Steps to a Great Life.” Sometimes, with troubles, we may tend to doubt God's plan for us, but that is when we need to be walking with Him more than ever. Find out what his steps are to overcome difficulties and renew faith.

1.  Please note:  All past 2017 books, alphabetized by author last name, are found in a 06/01/2017 blog entry.

2.  Please note the new book area near the checkout box and due to the generosity of church members and the church, we often have new books!

3.  Please note: There are two new sections in the library: a section for Mitford Series books by Jan Karon (at the current time, in the nonfiction area) and New Books, right by the checkout card file. The new books will be left there for at least a week, so that you can glance over them and check them out.

4.  Please, when checking out items, make up a new card for 2017 and follow the example in front of the blank cards (front of file box). That will help with keeping track of library items. Thank you! 

5.  Also, if you are looking for something, please ask and we can help get it into the library for you and others.
6.  Statistics from 2016: Yvonne G. was the most prolific reader with 27 checkouts to her name. There were 141 items checked out from the library this year – this is down quite a bit from previous years, but some items that were returned were not on cards, so the number may have been more than that.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017



The upcoming Liberty Concert will be held here Saturday July 22...time to be announced.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

VBS will be held the week of August 14 through 18. See Clayton to find out how you can help out with this wonderful ministry outreach! 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017


June 26, 2017
Check out the new blinds in the basement!  Thanks so much Dale, Doris and Clayton for all the your pre-work and then for the installation of the  blinds…they look GREAT!!

Thank you to all who supported the Brighter Side of 50 and to Dee for the great lunch!!  There will be no Brighter Side of 50 in July but we hope to hold a meeting in August.

June 18, 2017
From Dee and pastor…………THANK YOU SO MUCH Ron, Jan, Dave, Allen, Jeanette and Jacque for helping with litter pickup last Monday!  Beautiful weather, good visiting, good exercise, and treats to boot!!  Who could wish for anything more!!!    

June 11, 2017
Bud and Donna…the recently stained cemetery fence looks great!  Also, thank you Bud for all of the work you have put into recent weed/grass spraying and weed eating. 

June 4, 2017
A belated word of appreciation from Pastor and Julie…   “To all of you who serve on the AWANA staff…THANK YOU so much for ALL of the gifts you bestowed on the two of us at the AWANA Awards Night.  Your generosity of the gifts and words of appreciation as well as your service to the kids of the AWANA Club are very much appreciated!” 

Thank you so much to all who attended Baccalaureate this past Wednesday and a sincere word of appreciation to those who brought cookies.  Your support of this service and our students is appreciated! 

May 28, 2017

Thank you so much to all who came last Sunday and supported the Teen Challenge service.  To those who stayed for potluck, brought food, and stepped in to help with cleanup….thank you so much!!  A very sincere word of appreciation to those who brought all the “extra” food!  The potluck was GREAT, especially with such a small turnout. 

Thank you to all who attended the Yard Sale here at the church…to those who donated items…to those who sold items…and to Dave and Gail for “guarding” the sale items on Friday evening/Saturday morning.  A SPECIAL THANKS to Becky for the work you did in organizing this endeavor!!  Donations went towards the building remodel fund.    

May 21, 2017
Thank you Roy for your recent donation of "treats" to the youth programs here at CCC.  

May 14, 2017

Thank you Judy for signing up to assist with communion setup and cleanup.  We now have 4 folks on the team.  Thank you so much!!!

Thank you Sonya for picking up coffee this past week. 

May 7, 2017

Thank you's are in order to all of the following: 
Fred B. for all of the edging work you did in the church yard last week. 

Fred D. for the recent work you did on the driveway. 

Bud S. for the recent weed/grass spraying.

Julie P. for joining the communion "set up/clean up team." 

All you who attended the Annual Church Business meeting (for those not present at the meeting...Fred B. has taken Gene K.'s position on the church board, and Michele has taken on the position of Youth Leader, though Doris will still be involved with our youth. 

April 30, 2017

Thank you to the dear folks who moved the "snow box" last Sunday!

Thank you Lana for joining Dee in helping with communion setup/cleanup. We are hoping for one to two more to join the team...please see Dee.

April 23, 2017

Thank you so much Jim R., Becky, Lee and Jacque (Dee's daughter) for joining Dee and Pastor for the first litter pickup of the year!  Thanks Dee for the doughnuts!

April 16, 2017

Thank you so much to all who brought food to the Easter Breakfast.  Thank you as well to Liz, Noreen, Vikki, Deanne and Craig for decorating the fellowship room.  Appreciation also goes to all who assisted with setup and cleanup. those who helped with the egg hunt, to everyone who brought candy and eggs, and to the Youth Group for "stuffing" the eggs.

Thank you Dee for volunteering to help with communion...we are looking for one to two more folks to help her. 

Thank you Mike D. for picking up where you left off by taking on the first mowing of the year!

Thank you Amber for the tremendous treats for last Monday's AWANA meeting!  Your time and efforts that you put into making them and the special Easter "containers" certainly were appreciated! What a hit! (Thanks, as well, to Mike, Trey and Dylan for your assistance.)  Check out just one of her "designs" for containers on the foyer table. 

March 26, 2017

Thank you so much to all who attended the Brighter Side of 50.  Thanks so much Dee for the delicious "Irish" lunch, to Susan for the wonderful soda raisin bread, and Betty for the donation for door prizes.  A special word of appreciation to Dave L. for all your time in preparing for your GREAT devotion and the activities for the day.

March 19, 2017

Thanks so much Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies at Costco this past week, and to Gail for the DELICIOUS cookies you baked for the church board meeting.

March 12, 2017

Thank you to all who assisted the Dashiells and Ericksons with potluck cleanup last Sunday.

February 26, 2017

Thank you Dee, Donna R., Janet, Lillie and Gail for all the delicious food you provided for the Brighter Side of 50 last Friday.  Thanks, as well, to all who assisted with cleanup and to Betty and Yvonne for the donations towards door prizes!

Michele, Doris, Ed and the Youth Group extend a special "thank you" to Shelbee for the tremendous messages and Powerpoint presentation you gave to the Youth Group last Wednesday.  All of the time you put into this lesson and message was sure appreciated.  Thank you for the treats and ice cream as well!!

February 12, 2017

Thank you Fred, Loretta, Jacob and Kyauna for the great job of cleanup following last Sunday's potluck (and to those who joined them)!

February 6, 2017

Thank you Dave and Gail for picking up church supplies this past week.  Thank you very much Gail for signing up for the 2017 AWANA snack coordinator group. 

January 29, 2017

A BIG THANK YOU to the Nelsons for hosting the Youth Group "snow party" at their home last Wednesday evening.  We appreciated the use of yourhill to go tobogganing and for the great spaghetti dinner and brownies.  There were 22 in attendance and it was a great evening!

Thank you to all who came to the Brighter Side of 50 and helped with cleanup.  Thank you Dee, Susan and Gail for providing the great lunch.

January 15, 2017

Thank you Donna R. for all of the time you put into the library this past week. 

January 8, 2017

From Ed and Julie..."Thank you Church Family for your generous hearts!! We so appreciate the tickets to the Broadway musical, the Lowe's Gift Card, the Christmas ornaments, and even the "Bag of Coal!"  Thank you Darlene for the spectacular Christmas card you made for us and to Doris for all the time you put into putting our gift together!  You are all a huge Blessing!"

Thank you Darlene for sending out all the unclaimed Christmas cards.  Both your time and expense are appreciated!!

A big thank you to Lillie, Marcia, Ruth, NevaJean and Mike for helping Pastor with taking Christmas decorations down and putting them into storage. 

January 1, 2017

Also...a big THANK YOU to Dave L., and Fred D. for all the work you did this past week plowing and cleaning the snow from the church yard and driveways. 

A belated "thank you" to Dave L. for plowing out the church parking lot two weeks ago, and to Mike S.  for plowing this past week. 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017: Father's Day

Welcome this morning to our service here at Cedonia and HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL DADS!!!  If you are a guy, 20 years old plus…you will find a small gift for you from Pastor and Julie on the foyer table.  

Plan to stay for cookies, coffee, and fellowship following the service with Jan and Ron as your hosts.  Thank you Darlene, Joyce, and Dan for hosting last Sunday’s AFC.  

Kelly has Children’s Church today. 
Friday, June 16, 2017


On the foyer table you will find a card from Randy and Colleen M.  regarding the recent Baccalaureate service. 

Also, check out Wes and LeeAnn Reed’s latest newsletter 
also on the table. 
Thursday, June 15, 2017


Let Hilda know you miss her.  
See her updated address in the bulletin...or call the church office.