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If You Love Me
    July 24, 2016
    John 14
    Terry Cosby

The Change that Changes
    July 17, 2016
    1 Corinthians 5:16-21
    Terry Cosby

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Bible Studies

Sunday Mornings, 8 am

Men's Ministry,
  Tuesdays, 7 am
  Will resume in Fall 2016

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm

  Wednesdays, 10 am
  Will resume in Fall 2016

Bible Study Fellowship,
  Thursdays, 10 am
  Will resume Sep 15, 2016

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  African Pastors Chapel Visit
 oment  Posted July 21, 2016

Once again White Bluff Chapel was blessed by spending time with five African Pastors, representing one of the Chapel's mission programs, and hearing about their ministries.  Two pastors were from Rwanda, two from Zimbabwe and one from Kenya.

Foundation Ministries is one of the Chapel's mission programs and it provides assistance for training additional pastors and the care for many widows and orphans in Africa.

On Saturday evening July 9 Dale and Vicki Thompson hosted a dinner for the five pastors and Elizabeth Brown to celebrate their visit and hear about their ministries.  Several Chapel members were also in attendance.  As always at Chapel gatherings there was plenty of food. 

Following the initial greetings, Vicki led the group in prayer before everyone sat down for their meal.  During meal time Chapel members learned a lot about the struggles the pastors have in their countries.  Following the meal, Vicki read scripture to bless the pastors and carry them on in their ministries.  

Rene Brown is the president of Foundation Ministries and was busy putting together the training materials for the five pastors and could not attend the dinner.  His wife Elizabeth represented Foundation Ministries.

Elizabeth spoke about how Foundation Ministries came to life and their continued role.  The group then heard from each pastor about their ministries and how God led them to take up His cross and feed their people.  One message heard was "a mission without provisions would not be effective".  One pastor, Joseph from Rwanda, passed out a document about his ministry that explains much of what he was called to do.

Then on Sunday July 10 the Chapel heard from Elizabeth Brown who provided the congregation with an overview of their mission work before turning the time over to Jack Horn.  Jack introduced each pastor who spoke about their ministry and appreciation for the Chapel's  support.   

When the Chapel has opportunities to see and hear from those they sponsor, it gives all a better understanding of how the Chapel's mission programs function and why a ministry is selected.  If you want more information about this mission you can contact Becky McKee

ission  Sandy Creek Bible Camp 2016
 oment  Posted July 21, 2016

Another summer camp season has ended, and once again the members of White Bluff Chapel have made it possible for needy children in the Whitney area to attend Sandy Creek Bible Camp.  This year we sponsored 26 campers ages 8-18, down from last year’s record number of 33 campers.  We had several who attended last summer but could not this year, and not as many newcomers, but it should increase next summer.

Sandy Creek is a Christian-based camp located just outside of Navasota, Texas, which is approximately 20 miles south of Bryan/College Station, Texas. The stated purpose of Sandy Creek Bible Camp is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ in a relaxed, rural setting.   The children love Sandy Creek. They enjoy horseback riding, swimming, archery, rock climbing and other activities and camp games. They also attend chapel twice each day.  Several of the children made commitments to Christ while at camp. And since the parents/ guardians transport the children to and from camp, they are able to see firsthand the powerful impact Sandy Creek and the Gospel message have on these children. By driving their children, they are able to see the camp, meet the counselors, and experience much more closely the excitement their children experience. Hopefully, it will have a lasting effect on the parents as well as the campers.   Their comments tell their story.  

“Thank you all for this wonderful opportunity for our children. The kids said they had a ton of fun!”

“The kids had a BLAST!!!!! Thank you again for all you do!!

“Thanks again for another great summer camp. God bless you for this”

“You do a lot for us and we appreciate it.”

These children are typically from broken homes, living with one parent, grandparent or other caregiver. They would not have this type of opportunity to learn about Christ if it were not for you. Thank you for your generous giving that allows us to give these children this opportunity to hear and feel so vividly the message of Jesus. 

One more amazing fact: The storms of late May/early June devastated the camp with flood water when the Brazos overflowed. There was extensive damage to the grounds as well as cabins and other structures. But with the help of the Lord, they pitched in with a lot of volunteer labor and financial support and got the camp up and running one week before our first group of campers arrived.  For more information about this mission you can contact Bob Buckner.

Larry Roskow, Camp Director, offered these words of thanks.

"It was so great, so great last week. I am very proud of the program and staff and what they were able to do. Tons of fun with the Lord Jesus leading the way and teens got to see what REAL enjoyment in Christ looks like. The speaker was solid and the teens listened and learned. I can’t say how thankful we are that Hope McDaniel, Joe, Page, Brittney and Rainey were able to be here.

"Thank you for all you do. I know I say it a lot but I mean it. Without your help these kids would not have this opportunity."

What's Happening

New WBC Online Pictorial Directory
Posted July 21, 2016

The Membership Care Committee (MCC) plans to roll-out a new online pictorial directory on August 1st. The online directory will only be available to members and associate members of White Bluff Chapel. Access to the online directory will require your email address and a password you select. You will be able to edit your information and determine the specific information you want included in the directory. Options you may include in the directory are your picture, your home address, your home phone number, your cell phone number, and your email address. Or, you may decide that you do not want to be included in the directory at all. Members of the MCC will be available in the Fellowship Hall after the service on July 17th and July 24th to collect the signup form with the information you want included. Alternatively, you may complete the online member directory form. MCC members will also be available during the week of the roll-out (Aug 1-5) to help with implementation. You will be able to access the online directory from your home computer, a laptop, tablet, i-pad, and most smart (cell) phones.

You will receive specific instructions about the directory and a link to get you started on August 1st. You will receive one email from "Control Panel Servant Keeper" with the link and a second email from WBC with the instructions. Please do not delete either email until after you have successfully accessed the online directory.

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

On the Road to a Memorable July 4th Weekend
Posted July 21, 2016

by Bill Burris

As the calendar was turning to this year's Independence Day celebration, Marcie and I figured we'd have our usual Friday evening get together with our daughter Sherry and son-in-law David at their lake house in the Canyons. Little did we know that it would be one of our best 4th of July weekends ever.

Our daughter Sherry and son Garry from Perkasie, PA planned for Garry and his family to come to Texas as a surprise family gathering. When we arrived at Sherry's place Friday evening, we were welcomed by Garry, his wife Kelly and our three granddaughters Carley, Abby and Mandy. Stunned was probably the best way to describe our feelings.

Upon arrival we were about to encounter something for the first time. We had not seen Sherry, Garry and his family together at the same time.

We had opportunities to spend wonderful times with them at Sherry's lake house where everyone enjoyed her pool and ate too much food. On Monday we had a couple of hours with them by ourselves here in White Bluff before they began their journey home. It will be a July 4th weekend we'll always treasure for having family together.

Anytime I'm together with family is a blessing from God. I cherish the memories of spending time with family. This weekend was with the family God brought into my life when He brought Marcie and me together.

As a real life definition of the phrase "Small World" our granddaughter Carley attended the same school as Linda Wilmarth's nephew. Linda and I work together on the Chapel website. When we were at our Garry's home in Perkasie for Christmas last year, I later learned that Linda was in Perkasie at the same time.

God has unique ways of making our world smaller. If the world would honor and seek Him it would make the world a safer place, it would be heaven on earth!

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On the Road to Recovery

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What We've Done

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