Tag Archives: Bethel

apple butter day!

Each year, our church makes apple butter as a missions fund project. This year, we made four kettles. I’m not sure what the final count was, but somewhere around 250 quarts and 120 pints. Laurie checks to see if it’s ready. Shawn had some studying to do. The kids climbed the old stump. More checking… […]

it’s bethany…calling from the philippines :)

Sunday evening, the mission team that went to West Virginia this summer gave their report to the church. Bethany, who was on the team and is now in the Philippines, joined us via Skype which John set up. DH especially liked John’s high tech bucket. 🙂 After the report, while we had snacks, everyone got […]

going away party

Our church is blessed to have many members who are seriously interested in missions and missionary work. One of our young ladies is preparing to go to the Philippines to attend the Newlife International School of Midwifery. On Sunday, we hosted a church dinner at our home to show our love and support of her […]

mission team

DH got up early Saturday morning to see the mission team off at 5:00. This is the third team our church has sent this year. In January, we went to New Orleans, Louisiana, and had the privilege of drywalling Gloria’s home. Earlier this month, a team went to Atlanta, Georgia, to aid in community assistance, […]

father’s day

The day started with gifts for Dad. DD gave him three daylilies, an artemisia, a shovel, garden gloves, and his favorite candy…York mints. Then I made a bouquet for church. The hydrangeas are just coming on, so I used them. The young people hosted breakfast for dads…pancakes, sausage, tater tots, peaches…delish! Have you hugged a […]


DH and DD spent this past week at church camp. DH is the director, a fact that DD loves. So great to have Dad there when a girl gets tired or homesick or just needs a hug. There were 94 campers and 20 some staff members. It is best for all of them to buy the […]

thanking God for His watchful care

Thursday morning, the winds blew and a tree fell…right on Gary and Laurie’s house. At 5:30 AM, while telling Gary goodbye as he left for work, Laurie watched a hickory tree give way and fall on their house. As it came down, it snapped off a second tree which helped cushion the fall and prevented […]

church picnic

Each year in May, we host a spring picnic for our church family. Yesterday the weather was great, the yard was at it’s iris peak and everyone had a great time. The irises are 10-14 days later this year than usual, so the timing was perfect. I don’t think we’ve ever had the picnic right […]

happy 100th birthday!

This inspirational couple, members of our church, are celebrating Moore’s 100th birthday and Dorothy’s 99th birthday. They are looking forward to celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary this year. Devoted to one another and to their God, they are an exemplary couple for all of us to look up to. Congratulations, Moore and Dorothy! ~~Rhonda 🙂

wedding bookmarks

This evening the young ladies’ Bible study gathered together to make the bookmark favors for Shawn and Melissa’s wedding. It was a fun evening! Lots of laughter and good times with good friends. Shawn and Melissa chose 1 John 4:7 KJV for the verse on the bookmark. “Beloved, let us love one another: for love […]