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Living in Laodicea
    Nov 16, 2014
    Revelation 3:14-22
    Terry Cosby

Seven Anchors in a Shaky World
    Nov 9, 2014
    Revelation 3:7-13
    Terry Cosby

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3rd Tuesdays, 2 pm
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3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm
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ission  WBC Brings College/Career Day
to WHS Students
 oment  Posted November 20, 2014

Two hundred Whitney High School juniors and seniors attended College/Career Day on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The ambitious event, held at the First Church of the Nazarene in Whitney, was organized and executed primarily by the White Bluff Chapel Education Mission Committee. It was custom-designed to cater to the specific needs of each of the two classes of students. Seniors attended sessions planned for them in the morning and juniors received information selected for them in the afternoon.

Based on their individual interests, students had the opportunity to select from break-out sessions covering a multitude of discipline areas: Creative Arts, Education, Public Service, Business, Health Care, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In the break-out sessions, the young folks heard local professionals and successful retirees talk about their careers. With an emphasis on the required education in each specialty area, panelists encouraged students to expand their schooling to prepare for productive careers. Verna LaStraeps, a representative from Texas State Technical College (TSTC), brought students information about two-year programs in technical training and certification fields.

Chairing the project was Dottie Briggs, Chairman of the WBC Education Committee, who was assisted by Betty Newman, serving as Co-Chair.  Panel moderators for the break-out sessions included Ann Jackson in Creative Arts; David Briggs in Education; Bob Kruse in Public Service; Carolyn Kuhlmann in STEM; Dottie Briggs in Business; and Betty Newman & Dr. Wesley Sulak in Health Care.

Serving on the Hospitality Committee were Ann Duncan, Sandy Moore, Gayle Kralik and Linda Yeary.

What's Happening

Santa's Workshop at Park Plaza Nursing Home
Posted November 20, 2014

Santa’s Helpers have a bin for collecting items for the nursing home shopping day coming up in December.  Please bring unwrapped gifts that the residents can select to give to their families.  Also, if you have any gently-used Christmas bags, please donate them too.  The gift bags are easier for residents to handle and also spare our wrapping elves the difficulty of dealing with odd-sized packages. The bin is in the Fellowship Hall, where you can also sign up to be a member of Santa’s helpers’ team.  Contact Charlie and Chris Whisenand at 254-694-8838 for more information.

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On the Road Again

Finding Happiness in Beautiful Places
Posted November 20, 2014

by Kay German

I had heard my daughter talk about The Betties many times and had met them once. My son-in-law had gone with a co-worker to Eldorado Springs Canyon State Park in the Flatiron Mountains of Colorado where they live to help install a storm door for them a few years ago and they had adopted each other as family.

When my daughter suggested (during my recent trip to Colorado) that we visit the Betties and take them to lunch, I was thrilled to see where they lived. Betty Lou is originally from San Antonio and Betty Jo, 84, is from Fort Worth. They were school teachers who migrated to Colorado to teach and retired in Eldorado Springs. They live together in a home in a canyon by the springs and have three cabins on the property for their friends and relatives to visit.

Their home is in a gated community at the far end of the park and this is the first thing I noticed that we had in common. And then Betty Lou, 82, said, "We have to pinch ourselves sometimes to think that we live in such a beautiful place." I thought about the many times I had heard this said about White Bluff. They spoke lovingly of their neighbors and I discovered another thing that we share: we are surrounded by caring people. Different settings, one where there is rock climbing and the other golf; and yet, we share the common thankfulness of living in our beautiful places.

As we were driving to the restaurant, Betty Lou wanted to sing, "The Eyes of Texas" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" and wanted me to lead us. I can't sing very well but we did sound pretty good…They are both avid Bronco and Cowboys fans. Unfortunately both teams lost that day.

My daughter asked Betty Lou what she was going to teach the inmates when she went to the jail on Monday. She said, "I think that I will use the book of John. There's a lot they can learn from it." I thought of our Sunday School class and agreed with her.

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On the Road to Recovery

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What We've Done

WBC Members Honor Our Veterans
Posted November 20, 2014

November 11 of this year marked 100 years exactly since the Armistice was signed to end World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1914. Now, veterans from all wars are remembered and honored on this day each year. Several observances were held throughout Hill County on this anniversary, where WB Chapel members participated in remembering and honoring our veterans from all wars and branches of military service. The day started off with Bob Hatherly’s gift to our community by decorating the Chapel grounds with small stick flags.

Fort Graham Chapter TXDAR members honored our Hill County veterans on November 11 by attending ceremonies in both Hillsboro and Whitney. Regent Susan Johnston laid a wreath in memory of our fallen military of past wars at Hill County's 23rd Annual Veteran's Day celebration in Hillsboro. Honorary Regent Madeleine Lively and First Vice Regent Rhonda Bass accompanied her, along with Johnston’s grand-daughter, Ellie Sophia Johnston. The event was held in the gymnasium of Hillsboro Junior High School, where Gary and Cheryl Comer serve on the faculty of the school. The Comers, who are members of the WBC choir, led a sextet of student singers in the presentation of a patriotic song.

Later in the same morning, a standing-room-only crowd attended the Veterans Day ceremony at the Lake Whitney Public Library. The event was organized by Aggie Gladbach, Volunteer Coordinator of Providence Hospice, and veterans John Upchurch and Bill Burris were among the honorees. (Note the Smart TV in the background of the group photo of the veterans. The Smart TV system was a gift to the new Library from White Bluff Chapel.) John Upchurch gave the keynote address for the event. DAR Regent Susan Johnston presented the patriotic wreath to remain on display at the Library throughout the month of November in honor of our veterans.

On Tuesday evening, the monthly POA Covered Dish event met at White Bluff Chapel. Each veteran in attendance was recognized and asked to tell about his time in the service....which branch of the military, time period in which he served, where he was stationed, etc.  Their stories entertained as well as touched the hearts of their audience.  The speakers included Doc Bradley, Guin McGinnis, Ray McGinnis, Bill Campbell, Ron Conway, Bill Moss, Larry Dorsey, and Dwayne Redding.

Ladies Enjoy Festive Fall Luncheon
Posted November 20, 2014

The White Bluff Chapel ladies and their guests enjoyed a festive fall luncheon on Wednesday, November 12. The event was proposed by Associate Pastor Betty Newman and organized by Hospitality Chair Mary Parish. Keynote speaker Ann McAlpin delivered a faith-based motivational address that was well-received by all sixty-four ladies in attendance.

Patty Turner coordinated the decoration efforts and provided seasonal-themed décor from her personal collection. Additionally, eight potted Christmas cactus plants served as door prizes, with one going to a guest at each table. Other members of the Hospitality Committee assisting with the decorating, cooking and clean-up included Dottie Redding, Mildred Jackson, Vickie Shultz, Becky Watkins, Carol Campbell and Madeleine Lively.

New Trustees Elected to Chapel Board
Posted November 20, 2014

Jean Rose, President of the White Bluff Chapel Board of Trustees, has announced the election of three new trustees who will serve the three-year term from 2015 – 2017. Gary Comer, Ron Roberts, and Nancie Yarbro will begin their new terms in January, replacing the three retiring trustees, Jean Rose, Nancy McGinnis and Larry Chapman.

The continuing members of the Board include Terry Newman, Charlie Whisenand and Cheryl Robinson, who will retire at the end of 2015, and Liz Umble, Bubba Radke, Larry Turner and Wes Mitchell, retiring at the end of 2016.

New Members Honored
Posted November 20, 2014

Seventeen new members to White Bluff Chapel arrived at Worship Service on Sunday, November 9 to be greeted with a red carnation boutonnière and afterwards, at a Reception in Fellowship Hall. Carrie Hicks organized the function which featured a reception line and a special cake honoring the new members.

Upon joining the chapel, the newcomers had received a welcome bag with White Bluff Chapel coffee mugs, a church directory, a listing of the various church committees, Time & Talent surveys,  and information about the various missions we serve.

The honorees included Bob and Sharon Dey, Jim and Vickie Gorman, Chris and Melissa Hayes, Joe & Beth Manders, Madeline Newstrom, Jerry and Vicki Shultz, Ron and Ursula Stone, and Robert and Ellie Woods. To our new members, we say, “We look forward to receiving your filled-out Time and Talent Surveys, and remember, sign-ups are encouraged at the ‘Sign-up Church’!

When you see any of these new members, be sure to extend to them a sincere Welcome.

Annual Chapel Clean-Up
Posted November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, was the annual Church Clean-Up Day in anticipation of the Christmas season. After a warm breakfast prepared by WBC men was served up to the volunteers who turned out early on the crisp, cold morning to fuel their holiday spirits and energies, clean-up day began. Due to many conflicts, only about half as many workers showed up, but they got the church sparkling and ready for the Advent/Christmas season.

The busy bees took on such tasks as brushing cobwebs, cleaning out pantries and cupboards, washing windows, dusting pews, and changing smoke alarm batteries, all the kinds of jobs that don't fall under the responsibility of the weekly janitorial services.

Go to the What We've Done page to see prior "What We've Done" articles.