McKinley is here!

April 30, 2012

Congratulations to our 2012 Graduates

April 29, 2012

As this is Youth Sunday, the United Methodist Women thought it would be an appropriate Sunday to honor our two graduating seniors, Ryan Bates and Garrett Smith with the presentations of these Bibles.  As they come to the close of one chapter of their lives and the beginning of another, we encourage them to hold close the truth found here and know the women of UMW and this church family will always hold them in their hearts and send them into that next chapter with love and best wishes.  We encourage Ryan and Garrett to always continue studying… both textbooks, and Bibles. We love you.  Congratulations.

Garrett is planning to attend Blinn Jr. College intending to transfer to Texas A & M next year. 

Ryan is planning on continuing studying at HHS along with continuing to attend the Burke Center’s work program two times a week in San Augustine. 

The UMM fed on Fifth Sunday

April 29, 2012

Frying Fish

and hushpuppies

 Everyone enjoyed the meal

Thank you guys for the Great Meal!

There is always clean up

Sunday was a busy day – Youth Sunday

April 29, 2012

Christof leads the congregation in the Responsive Reading – Psalm 23

Shay reading the Modern Affirmation of Faith.  He also read the Scripture and the Benediction

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer with Sophie

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings with Thomas

and presenting the Children’s sermon

Garrett gave the message based on Luke.

Mckinley May is Here!

April 29, 2012

Mckinley was born at 1:45 pm – Mom and Baby both doing well.  Mckinley weighs 7 lbs 9 ozs and is 20 1/2″ long with black curly hair.  “Cutest Granddaughter ever” is the quote of the day.  Picture will follow when available.

May 2012 Activities

April 29, 2012

May Activities:

01 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~9:30am-2:00pm
02 – Choir Practice ~5:30pm
03 – National Day of Prayer – Courthouse @noon
        Trustees Meeting –5:00pm
04 – Game Night ~6:00pm
05 – Pink Pavement Princess Banquet –11:00am
        Movie Night ~6:00pm
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:30pm
07 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       Ad Board meeting –5:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
08 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~9:30am-2:00pm
       UMW meeting –9:30 am
09 – Choir Practice ~5:30pm
11 –  Game Night ~6:00pm
12 – District Charge Conf –3:00pm
       Youth “Mercy Me” Concert
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:30pm
14 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       UMM Boat Trip –2:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
15 –Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
      Finance Meeting –3:30pm
      UMM Dinner & Meeting –6:00pm
16 –  Prayer Shawl Ministry –10:00am
        Choir Practice –5:30pm    
18 – Game Night –6:00pm
20 – THIRD SUNDAY ~ 11:00AM
UMM Sponsored Church Breakfast ~9:00am
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:30pm
21 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
22 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~9:30am-2:00pm
       UMW meeting –9:30 am
23 – Choir Practice –5:30pm
24 – Senior Luncheon –12 pm
25 – School’s Out for the Summer! – “OTHSIOFTS” –1:15pm
        Game Night –6:00pm
27 – FOURTH SUNDAY ~ 11:00AM
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:30pm
28 – MEMORIAL DAY – Office closed
29 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
30 – Choir Practice ~5:30pm

May Anniversaries

01 – AL & Willie VanDevender
23 – Earl & Nell Rivers
27 – Walter & Cheryl Wilson


May Birthdays

02 – Mary Goodwin
04 – Jan Roberts
14 – Joe Griffin
15 – Rylie Corley
23 – Shay Galloway
23 – Sophie Galloway
30 – AL VanDevender

Trip to the Jasper Fish Hatchery

April 27, 2012

At the Fish Hatchery

An informative and fun day

Bass laying eggs on a spawning mat

The mats filled with fertilized eggs are kept in an incubation trough

Heavy duty aerator and in the background an artificial reef made of drain pipe and pvc pipe

Granny Shower for Karen

April 24, 2012

Karen’s first Granddaughter, Mckinley May, is due to arrive sometime this coming weekend.

Oodles of presents for Mckinley

 There is always Food!

This was fun

Opening presents

Preparing for tomorrow – April 22nd

April 21, 2012

Preparing for the Youth fund-raiser

Baked Potatoes with all the trimmings for Lunch tomorrow after church

Rock, Paper, Scissors

April 21, 2012

Jacob and Abbey

started out with 32 contestants… some learned faster than others

And the winners are….