St. Patrick’s Day Fun

This week we moved our clocks forward an hour and we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. When I was growing up I always enjoyed pinching friends at school who forgot to wear green. Then when I became a third grade teacher in the late 70s, I made sure...

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The Perfect Gift

Christmas, there is so much about this time of the year I love. The Christmas story, music, Christmas Eve candlelight services, decorations, pageants, fireworks at the tree lighting ceremony, cookies, dinner with family and friends, and even ugly Christmas sweaters. Yes, I love it all…except for the commercialism. Black Friday,...

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Thank You for Your Service

In September, a group of friends and I took a trip to New Orleans with a side trip to Gulfport. We did all of the usual touristy things… beignets at Cafe Dumont, a carriage ride around the French Quarter, a tour of a cemetery, and a paddle boat dinner cruise...

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The Report on the Annual Report

Thanks to a lot of hard work by a lot of people, our 2015 Annual Report is out! This is a major project for us in the office. It’s a killer too because it’s squeezed in right after all the Christmas programs and activates – which is a really busy...

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Bolivia Diary

The following is a collection of the postings that Derek Sumey made to the church’s Facebook page during his recent trip to Bolivia with our mission team. Day 1 was spent traveling on airplanes. DAY 2 Hola amigos! Day 2 of our trip was busy. We came to our hotel,...

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