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Building a Budget

Our 2019 church budget will be presented by the Stewardship Committee on Sunday night, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in the main building. We will vote on the budget by secret ballot on Sunday morning, November 18, during both morning worship services. The budget will go into effect the first of January. Developing the budget included the efforts of mu...

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We Are But Little Dogs

Last week on my lunch break, I let my dog out in the backyard for a bathroom break. I noticed he was running back and forth at the fence and barking a little bit (he mainly barks when other dogs are around). I walked toward him to pick him up and noticed movement through the cracks in our privacy fence. I peered over the fence to find a dog of about 60 lbs. on the...

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Transformation

At first, I just waited for the wart on my forearm to go away. I remembered an aunt who used to advise us to rub a wart with a penny then go and hide the penny where no one could find it. She promised that such an action would cause a wart to vanish. I didn't try that but did figure that it might vanish on its own. It did not. It actually grew to the point that I felt a ...

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Volunteers Needed

Some friends from seminary days visited our church on September 23. Carl and Pat Barrington were some of the first friends we made when we moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in the summer of 1980. We met them in Sunday School at the Southcliffe Baptist Church. The church was large but became small to us in Sunday School. We are Exhibit A of building relationships in a large chur...

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Wear the Jersey

On a recent trip to Walmart, the endcap sale lured me in once again. You know what I'm talking about. You go to the store to purchase a few things, but they have strategically placed something you can't live without on the end of one of the isles (the endcap). If you're like me, you aren't really sure how it happens but things just end up jumping in your cart and going h...

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Food, Fun, Fellowship

It's that time of year . . . can you say Trunk or Treat? Trunk or Treat is a ministry to our community in providing a safe place for families to bring their children to play games, eat, and enjoy fellowship with others. With Trunk or Treat landing on Halloween this year, we anticipate a much larger than normal crowd. With that said, it will take our entire church ...

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Bug Bite to Knee Surgery

I could barely walk. I had been riding in the car for almost three hours and thought that the down time had somehow affected my ability to function. I assumed that once I moved around a bit all would be well. Get the blood flowing and stretch those muscles! I continued to limp. I tried to pop something back in place by aggressively straightening my leg while I was away fro...

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A Singing Church

I am so appreciative of our volunteers who faithfully give of their time to serve in the Multimedia ministry. On a side note, if you happen to see one of these who serves in this area - those who work at the sound booth or upstairs running lights, presentation software, cameras, or recording - please let them know that you too are grateful for their ministry. This is an ar...

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Refuse to Quit

The hour I planned to spend in the morning hanging the new shutters expanded into well over four hours. The calculations I made in preparation for the Saturday event proved to underestimate the degree of difficulty and overestimate my level of competence. By the time Nancy and I were winding up the joint venture, she was quoting Murphy's Law; and I was saying "Amen." We we...

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Running, I Just Don't Get It

From the time I was old enough, I have always enjoyed being involved in sports.I started out in Little League baseball and Little Dribblers when I was in elementary school.Then I added football in Jr High.I loved each one of those sports.I continued playing baseball until my sophomore year and had to choose between that and basketball.I played basketball until college and ...

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