Archive for October, 2012

Men’s Retreat Project

Many thanks to Tim Bell and the Men’s Retreat committee for the wonderful retreat they put together. It was a fulfilling blessing from start to finish. Congratulations to Tim “Robin Hood” Smitley for a dead on shot with his bow on a two inch iron disc at forty yards; a shot that was challenging, even for the fellas shooting 22′s. His carbon arrow didn’t survive the impact, but the impact of his shot will survive in our minds for a long, long, time.

We want to thank the churches and donors toward the new addition of the Men’s Retreat work project. We received $640 toward the $800 Nelson cabin roof project and so were unable to do the project at Men’s Retreat. But as the remainder funds come in we are planning to complete the project before snow flys. But the men still had a mind to work anyway, and so they went to plan B and cut and delivered about 6 face cords of firewood to a family that was very grateful.

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Wonderful Annual Conference!

We want to offer our heartfelt thanks again to the congregation of Hallsport Christian Church for hosting the 31st Association Annual Conference. We were fed and accommodated like kings and queens. Pastor Rich Bendelewski and his wife Vanessa welcomed all with an uplifting time of worship in the Word and song. A tender time of observing communion together followed.

Business and Board meetings proceeded smoothly throughout the first day, which culminated with another wonderful worship service that included a time of group reflection on how much Audre’ Nelson meant to us all. Rev. Jim Nelson was touch to tears, and expressed thanks for all the kind remarks.

Ministry candidate Les Leet began the final day of conference with a challenging message to us all to “preach the word!”. While Association business was dispatched on a timely schedule, it was the times of food, fun, and fellowship that really made it a wonderful annual conference.

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