Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Don and Pat will have reached their 50th wedding anniversary this year, on November 24th. They will be taking a trip to Hawaii to celebrate! So far they have been to 48 states, and after this there is only Alaska left.
We at JBC are encouraged and blessed by their example, not just of a faithful marriage, but also of a life of service. Pat is in charge of our needs committee, arranging for all the potlucks, funeral dinners and other uses of the church kitchen. She participates in women's prayer group, ladies' circle, and Sunday school to name a few activities. She helps take care of an older sister who lives nearby.
Pat was born on Brown's Run, about 1/4 mile from where she lives now. They live in Don's parents former home. They began dating as seniors in high school, and got married when she was 17 and he was 18. Don is an antique car enthusiast, and is retired from working for Chrysler. They lived in Ohio for 34 years before moving back to Greene County in 1998. Pat taught Sunday School and led youth activities out there. They had 4 kids and 9 grandchildren. Most of them live in Ohio and some in SC.
A quote from Pat: "My life has always been good." She testifies to guidance and direction from her mother, Hazel Broadwater, who was a pillar of the church when John and I arrived in 1982.
When I took this photo the other night, Pat had with her another baby quilt for some mission or other - I can't keep up. Every new baby in our church gets one, and so do lots of other folks. Pat hand stitches a lot of each quilt. I saw the perfect, tiny stitches myself. One of our beds has a quilt on it made for us by Pat's mom, Hazel. You see where she gets it. The two of them are great bakers also, Hazel being known for her rolls and Pat for her filled cupcakes, among other things. Ask my husband about those cupcakes!
Hazel and Henry had around about 13 children, of which Pat is the baby, and many still live around here. Here's a quote Pat gave me from Hazel about marriage: "The first 20 years are the hardest." Isn't that the kind of long term vision we could all benefit from.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
|The new ramp for the church, dedicated by Bethany and Adam Seville. Sherri Falor and Ginny Murphy in the background.|
|A new ramp for the parsonage, too! Young Charley Barno, less young Charley Barno, Chuck Scott, Stan Scott and Pete Arigoni did the work.|
|Carrie and Jeremy participate in a youth group game.|
|It wasn't all games for the Dorean girls. Did you know we used to have a garden where the Crossroads parking lot is now? Even Elizabeth Cadle was put to work I see. And there is the old hotel on the corner where we now have the Bible Garden!|
|I chose this photo so you could see where the church nursery used to be - right beside the kitchen counter!|
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
At the Ladies' Circle meeting tonight we got out some of the knives we sell, and picked out a nice one in a sheath to donate to the Hunters' Harvest outreach for a door prize.
We also cleaned wax off the candle holders we use at our Christmas Eve service.
We discussed what refrigerator and stove to choose for the church kitchen renovation being planned.
And we had some great fellowship. Join us the next 4th Tuesday at 7:00!
Monday, January 24, 2011
We're so glad he's home. He's a bit worn out, but he has a lot to say about Haiti.
Those of you who come to church will hear about it in the sermon, I'm sure!
“But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home." Ez 36:8
Sunday, January 23, 2011
|Charlene and Beth|
|Hannah and Katie Rohanna made a lot of money selling this lemonade, or so it says on the back of this photo. I remember folks like Lucy Scott making hefty donations without drinking all that much lemonade.|