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    October 15, 2017
    Terry Cosby

On Point
    October 8, 2017
    Colossians 1; Romans 12
    Terry Cosby

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All meet at Fellowship Hall

Sunday Mornings, 8 am

Men's Ministry,
  Tuesdays, 7:30 am

Wednesday Evenings,

Bible Study Fellowship,
  Thursdays, 10 am

Sunday Services
Sundays, 9:15 am

Communion Service
1st Sundays, 9:15 am
Choir Rehearsal
Sundays, 6:30 pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10 am
Crochet Critters
1st & 3rd Mondays, 10 am
Trustee Meetings
3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm
Council of Ministries
Quarterly, as called
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ission  Men's Ministry Feeds Whitney Football Team
 oment  Posted October 19, 2017

On October 5 the Men's Ministry continued their annual event of feeding the Whitney football team and coaches.

This year they fed approximately 40 players and five coaches.  It was evident that the players enjoy the meal and look forward to coming each year.

During this year's event Larry Turner showed a Lou Holtz segment from a commencement speech he gave along with many humorous stories.  The main points were Trust, Commitment, and Love.  Pastor Terry followed up by reading 2 Timothy 4:1-8 and highlighted how Paul, who had been through everything a man could go through had kept his faith because he trusted the Savior, committed his life to Jesus, and loved Jesus and his church right  up to the end.

Once again after the Chapel fed the players, they went out the next night and won.  Maybe the team has noticed that when the Chapel feeds them, they win.

ission  Chapel Members Ring the Red Kettle Bells
 oment  Posted October 19, 2017

by Harry Seurkamp

Regarding the request for Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army during Pioneer Days we would like to thank the people who stepped up to the plate. Thank you to Larry and Sharron Lively,  Kay Lea and Scotty Scott, Paul Jacobus, Lisa Hooks and Ginger Seurkamp as well as two members from the Church of the Nazarene.

As you can see from the picture you are never too early to be recruited. They sure did make us smile.

The one advantage to ringing the bells is listening to the heartwarming stories you hear. There was a couple from Houston, who pretty much lost everything. The only people they encountered were FEMA and the Salvation Army. A driver from the Salvation Army stopped to talk with them. He asked if they needed water. They replied yes. He asked how many were there; six they replied. He returned with 2 cases of water and 6 hot meals.

While I was ringing the last shift, a man walked up, reached his hand in his pocket and pulled out a wad of bills and put them in the kettle. Then told me his story of 20 years ago when he and his wife were living on the street. She was hit by a car. The Salvation Army took them in. Took care of her and they proceeded to get him a job. “We owe our existence to the Salvation Army.”

One family of 5 came up while Ginger and Lisa were ringing. They talked and then everyone moved on except the 12-year-old daughter. She stopped, turned around, came back opened her purse, and then her wallet.  She took out a $10.00 bill and put in the kettle. This young girl could have bought anything she wanted, but chose to help others.

We get paid for ringing the Red Kettle bells, Not in money, but with these heartwarming stories. We know that the 2 hours we give ringing the bells is going to make a difference in someone’s life. When November comes you will be given the opportunity ring those Red Kettle Bells. When that signup sheet fills up on the first Sunday we put it out, we will ask for another day to ring so everyone gets a turn.

ission  AIA Mexico Mission Trip
 oment  Posted October 19, 2017

Each year Brian Firle hosts a mission trip to Mexico to help rebuild or build a home for a family in need.  Brian works through Athletes in Action and the Chapel is one of his sponsors.  The sponsorship is through the Global/National Mission Committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for Brian and AIA.

Brian has sent his latest report describing the changes in the Pro Cyclist arena when they come to the end of their season.  Additionally he talks about how these mission trips bring the athletes closer to God. 

ission  Wee Can Know September Update
 oment  Posted October 19, 2017

Wee Can Know is a children's ministry in New Orleans.  The Chapel has been one of their sponsors for several years through the Global/National Mission Committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for Wee Can Know.

Phil Smith is a Chaplain in the Louisiana National Guard and was on call during the arrival of Hurricane Nate.  Phil and Debbie made it through the storm, and are grateful that it wasn’t worse.

You can read their September update that includes a thank you for the Chapel's support.

What's Happening

Quarterly Congregation Meeting
Posted October 19, 2017

There will be a quarterly congregation meeting following the service on Sunday, October 29. Those attending the service, including visitors, are invited to stay for the meeting.

Go to the What's Happening page for prior news & events.
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On the Road Again

Growing up in a Sports Family
Posted October 19, 2017

by Bill Burris

I learned early in my life that I grew up in a family with a major love of baseball. In high school it was my favorite sport.

Dad played baseball growing up and I was able to watch him play some when I was a child. He was the catcher and had a lethal throw to second base. He said he was taught by my grandpa. While in high school I began playing baseball like my family before me. I started out at second base and over time l settled in to catching just like my dad and grandpa. With Dad's help I was soon able to master most of what he was able to do. I learned his throw to second and in one game almost took off my pitcher's head, but he ducked just in time. Dad also helped me learn to hit with some power and percentage, as well as when to use them. He was always at my home games.

I spent two summers with Dad's two youngest brothers and went to all their games. I was only three and five years younger. On one evening I actually got to play. One of my uncles is also named Bill Burris. It really confused the announcer when I came up to bat shortly after the other Bill.

Eugene, dad's oldest brother, made it to the majors, although for just a short time. One day in the late 90s I was playing golf in Mesquite. I was paired up with an older gentleman and his grandson. Conversations turned to baseball and I learned he spent some time in the major leagues. I mentioned I had an uncle that made it there as well. He asked his name and when I gave him the last name he responded with Eugene. I was shocked. They had spent some time together in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

When Dad retired, he took up the game of golf. I was able to spend some time with him on the golf course. It was my turn to teach him some things in return. Never could get him to stop the natural baseball swing he used for so many years. It meant a lot to me to be able to play the game with him.

Looking back on my life I've realized how much information and positive advice my earthly father had given me to shape my life. If our earthly fathers give us fundamentals to shape our lives, think what our Heavenly Father can and does provide. I've been blessed with a wonderful family and my new family with Marcie. God has been good to me and good for me.

Go to the On the Road Again page to see prior "On the Road Again" articles.

On the Road to Recovery

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What We've Done

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