This month there are several items which need to be highlighted. Four of the five are exciting!
A big thank you to Janet McCauley and Teresa Davis for their vision for our newly re-modeled restrooms. Also, thank you to Buddy Sledd who has overseen the projects. The fourth and final restroom should be finished in the next couple of weeks!
Some of you may have heard talk about redoing the back of our building for better handicap access. The Session is working with an architect and looking at different op-tions and possibilities. We hope to have some firm plans to show you soon!
It is a new year and time for new committees! If you are interested in being on a com-mittee, please sign up on the sheets on the bulletin board in the downstairs hallway. Even if you have served on a certain committee before, you still need to sign up so that we know who is on which committee and so that our committee chairs (almost all new!) know who is on their committee. We have the following committee options, if you feel called to serve in some way:
-Administration and Stewardship-Darwin Root, Chair; Neil Rush, Treasurer
-Mission-Tallu Smith, Chair; Tom McKee, Vice-chair
-Education: Jay Sanders, Chair
-Worship: Greg Cooper, Chair; Kay Johnson, Vice-chair
-Buildings and Grounds: Buddy Sledd and Mike Davis, Co-chairs
And, you might want to consider serving on a different committee this year…shake things up a bit!
The coffee shop committee continues to work hard on the plans for making this min-istry dream a reality. We are waiting on contractors’ bids at this time. The hope is to open sometime this spring!
This is the one that isn’t quite as exciting, but is still vitally important. If you have not turned your pledge card in yet, please do so as soon as possible. It is difficult to work on a budget when you don’t know what income there will be. It just takes a minute to fill out your card and it can be put in the offering plate on Sunday or mailed to the church office. We respond to God’s grace with gratitude!
There are so many fun and exciting things going on! When we all work together as the Body of Christ, sharing our varied gifts and talents, great things happen! Thanks be to God!
Grace and Peace,
Reverend Olt will be out of the country March 4th-11th.
If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Reverend Linda Maconochie (pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Paris) at 859-377-1741.
Tom & Sue McKee
Gene & Marilyn Richie
Tallu Smith & Marilyn Willhoit
Sue & Kitty Lake
Happy Birthday to Virginia Bradley who
turns 95 on March 8!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, your dollars become something real: a seed, a fair and dignified wage, immediate help and counseling after a disaster, tools for self-help in ad-dressing injustice and oppression. We will take up our offering for One Great Hour of Sharing on April 1. “Fish” are available on the back table for those who want to use them.
Cedar Ridge Service March 4 at 2:00 PM
Flock 1 will assist with the Cedar Ridge Service on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 PM. Members for Flock 1 are: Myrna Slade, Buddy & Bette Sledd, Jay & Laura Sanders, Jackson & Jacob Sand-ers, Jack & Lois Sifford, Julian Gray, George Paul Hehr, Harold & Vel Martin, Bobby Poindexter, Bill & Ann Probus, James & Tara Custer, Leigh Geisler, Jane Poindexter, Barbara Rosenbaum, Jill Rosenbaum
February Presbyterian Women Meetings
Anna Myers McKee Circle will meet on March 7 at 10:00 AM.
Presbywebs will meet on March 13 at 7:00 PM at the church.
Buttons & Bows Craft Group
will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 PM.
Please sign the sheet on the bulletin board if you are coming.
Believe It or Not Book Club
Believe It or Not Book Club’s next meeting is Tuesday, March 20 at noon at Biancke’s. We will be discussing the book “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. The group is open to the community and we hope that you will come and bring a friend with you! We will all read the same book and discuss it. (Each person will be responsible for acquiring their copy of the book.) It is in wrestling with our faith and asking questions that our faith grows, so let's get reading!
Children’s News for Palm Sunday and Easter Egg Hunt
On Sunday, March 25 the children of the congregation will be waving Palm Branches during Worship. Following Worship, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt! Invite your children, grandchildren, or kids you know for the fun on March 25!
Future Dates for Your Calendars
May 19: Burnamwood Open House and Work Day. Come join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that Saturday. We will have a worship service at 11a.m. followed by lunch. In the afternoon you can take a tour of the grounds, take advantage of our lakes, hiking trails, and activity areas, or help out with one of the many projects we have going on at the camp.
Vacation Bible School – June 18 - 21 Calling all VBS Heroes! Our Vacation Bible School is set for June 18-21, in the evening. During the week we will help children discover their strength through Bible stories, crafts, games, science, music, and LOTS OF FUN!!
Please sign up with Tallu or Tammy for a leadership role.
Discover your strength in God!
March item for Food Pantry is:
Karen Adams, Steve Alexander, Virginia Bradley, Buckhorn Children’s Home & Family Services, Kenny Burden, J W Burrier, Tony Cadle, Butch Case, Kristin Clay-ton, Jackie Cluxton, Hargis Fryman, III, Jaclyn Fryman, Clarence Gifford, Melinda Clyde Greenwood, Woodrow Hatfield, Jeanette Hehr, Ralph Jameson, Jaime John-son, March & Jim McCormack, Floyd McDanell, Kay Moss, Bill McKee, Jerri Reis, Steve Richie, Joe Rosenbaum, Kendrea Kearns Tillett, Sharon Vickers, Orla Whitaker, Elizabeth Willhoit, Devon Williams
End of the Month Meal
We still need a host for the March End of the Month Meal. Please
sign up on the bulletin board if you wish to host the meal for March.
Please keep saving your receipts from Ken’s New Market. We are able to turn them in for 1% of the total for food certificates to help people with food.
receipts! Containers are located in the hallway across from the bulletin board.
Pop Can Tabs
Please save your pop can tabs for Jarrets’s Joy Cart .