MAY 2016 - Idlewild Presbyterian Church



MAY 2016 - Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Welcome to Our Community of Faith!
MAY 2016
We’re glad to have Doris Hurdle on staff
It is with joy that we welcome Doris Hurdle as our new Director of Operations. A
native of Memphis, Doris received her Bachelor of Business Administration from
LeMoyne-Owen College and then her Master of ScienceHuman Resources Administration from Central Michigan
She started her professional career as the Program
Director/Administrative Manager at St. Jude Hospital,
where she managed and directed the human resources and
operational functions for eight clinical/research divisions.
She then served as the Director of Guest Services and
External Relations at the Regional Medical Center, and
also was the Talent Strategy and Staffing Advisor for the
Shelby County Schools.
As you can see, she has a wealth of talent and experience in the areas we are
looking for. In addition to all of this, she is a personable, pleasant person. We are
glad to have her on board!
Many thanks to Melissa Grimes, Steve Valentine and Todd Taylor, who served on
the search committee and spent many hours interviewing applicants.
Inside The Chimes...
PW Honoree Barbara Denley ............... 2
Shari Gross joins the staff ...................... 2
Plant sale report: Awesome! ................. 2
Pastor Steve: Something to Ponder ....... 3
More Idlewild donors ........................... 4
Summer choir is almost here ................. 6
Special dates & meetings ....................... 6
Transitions ............................................ 6
The Back Fence ..................................... 7
Gifts to the church ................................ 7
Summer Camp! VBS! Yoga Camp! ........ 8
Follow me… Donate the gift of life
Our spring blood drive will be held Sunday morning, May 1, in the gym. Blood
drives are vital to our community’s health. As we strive to follow Jesus during
Easter, this is a way to support this particular need.
If you haven’t signed up ahead of time, don’t worry — just come by the gym that
morning. For more information or to volunteer, feel free to contact Chalmers
Valentine, [email protected]
Adult Forum: A Conversation
with Dr. Leanne Van Dyk
In the adult forum on Sunday, May 1, Dr. Leanne Van Dyk
will give a presentation on “The Gifts of God for the People
of God: Why Sacraments Matter.” The forum is 9:40-10:40
a.m. Sunday, May 1, in the T.K. Young Room.
Leanne Van Dyk is the 10th president of Columbia Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the PC(USA). She grew up in Grand
Rapids, Michigan and taught theology at both San Francisco Theological Seminary
and at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.
1750 Union Memphis TN 38104
Office 901-726-4681  Fax 725-4535
Recreation 725-4165  Children’s Center 725-7941
Staff emails & phone extensions can be found at
At the Presbyterian Women’s gathering on April 19, Barbara
Denley was honored as a lifetime. Moderator Sarah Brandon
participated in the installation of new officers for the coming
year, including Lucy Townsend as 2016-17 moderator.
Shari Gross is on the team for recreation
We welcomed Shari Gross to our staff in April. Shari is serving
as a part-time Interim Recreation and Fellowship Director. As
a church member, Shari is on both the Outreach Leadership
Team and the team that is visioning the future of Recreation
Ministry. Shari is helping coordinate fellowship events as we
move towards a broader view of “re-creation,” and she will
be recruiting people who want to get involved and make our
programs better than ever! Please welcome Shari—and
prayerfully consider where you might want to join in
recreation and fellowship.
Jacob Pierce, our Assistant Recreation Director/Interim Athletic Director,
continues his great work by coordinating all athletics and sports facilities.
This year’s plant sale was a terrific success
The plant sale in April raised whopping $4,500 for GrowMemphis! (That’s
$1,000 more than last year.) Dozens of community gardens, including our
McMerton Garden in Binghampton, are supported byGrowMemphis. Thanks to
the wonderful volunteers who the sale such a success. And many thanks to our
McMerton garden leaders and helpers, who are changing a community.
Correction: In last month’s Chimes, the plant sale photo
was of Clare Stallings, Minna Glenn & Jim Levernier
(not Carl Awsumb). Our apologies to Jim.
Stephen R. Montgomery
Anne H.K. Apple
Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care & Evangelism
Margaret Burnett
Associate Pastor for Outreach Ministry
Rebekah Abel Lamar
Associate Pastor for Christian Formation
Denton McLellan
Parish Associate
Corinne Nienhuis
Parish Assistant
Walt Tennyson
Parish Associate
Stephen R. Haynes
Theologian in Residence
Barry Oliver
Director of Music Ministry
Jacob Pierce
Interim Director of Athletics
Elizabeth Houston
Director of Children’s Ministry
Frank Kelly
Director of Youth Ministry
Latrice Toombs
Children’s Center Executive Director
Cheryl Ward
Kindergarten Director
Doris Hurdle
Director of Operations
The Mission of Idlewild Presbyterian Church is
to pursue, personify, and practice as Presbyterians the good news of reconciliation and
salvation in Christ through worship, education,
fellowship, and outreach.
The Idlewild Chimes is a publication of Idlewild
Presbyterian Church (USA), 1750 Union Ave.,
Memphis TN 38104. The newsletter is published
monthly, September–June, to inform members
and friends of church programs, news and
events. The Chimes newsletter is online at Editor: Ginny Moore,
[email protected]
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Something to Ponder
It’s May, and it’s time for commencement addresses, graduation speeches,
and wisdom imparted to the (mostly ) young. So for my pastor’s page I’m
yielding to some advice from the sometimes irreverent (Do any of you
remember his “Seven Dirty Words They Don’t Say on Television”?), but at
times very wise comedian George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter
tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but
have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller
families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less
sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.
A letter to the congregation
from Pastor Steve Montgomery
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too
much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life
not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new
neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more,
but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers
to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow
relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days
of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do
everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the
stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this
insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up
and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart
and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace
will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our
breath away.
Thanks to more than 360 (and counting) generous donors, almost $10 million has been raised to support the future of Idlewild. The More
Idlewild building committee has been formed and planning is underway for renovations to the original building, to the Jones building and for a
welcoming entry connecting the two buildings; Think Mid-Century Modern Architecture + A New Way of Thinking = A 21st Century Jones
Building! The enhancements will enable Idlewild to serve the congregation, the city and the thousands who benefit from the reach of the church.
Stay tuned for timing and progress reports!
Thanks to the generosity of the following donors, as of April 18.
Mary Lou Adams
Tommy & Buff Adams
Albert & Kathie Alexander
Kacey Alexander
Mackey Alexander
Julia Allen
Ray & Louise Allen
Doug & Elizabeth Alrutz
Anna Vance Anderson
Ed & Wendy Ansbro
Abigail Apple
Ed & Margaret Apple
Jim & Anne H.K. Apple
Ward & Linda Archer
in memory of Ward & Louise Archer
Marybelle Arnett
Carl & Pan Awsumb
Richard & Toni Baer
Rick & Jackie Baker
Alan & Jo Blair Balsam
Mills & Laurie Barbee
Gary Beard
Ed & Sally Beasley
Josh & Dolores Bell
Elizabeth Valentine Bennett
Regina Benson
Steve & Catherine Berger
Taylor & Alison Berger
David & Dara Bigger
Terry & Carol Bishop
Delano & Lynette Black
Brian & Kelly Blair
Kirk & Anne Craig Bobo
Jean Borkert
John Boughter & Jennifer Valli
David & Sarah Bourland
Barron Boyd & Carol DeForest
Chad Braddock
Denby & Sarah Brandon
Ray & Dana Brandon
Carole Branyan
Lucie Bridgforth
The Estate of Madelyn Brock
Hopie & Debbie Brooks
Anne Willins Brown
Jack & Susan Brown
Jody & Lisa Brown
Keith & Cary Brown
Mike & Gwen Bruno
Hal Brunt
Larry & Susan Bryan
Peggy Burch
Sonia Burnett
Bill & Chipsy Butler
Howard & Loring Byers
Mony & Teresa Caldwell
Geoff Calkins
Susan Callison
Charles Cannon
John & Maggie Cannon
Louise Cannon
Marty Cannon
in memory of Dr. Bland Cannon
and in honor of Louise Cannon
Nancy Carlile
Doug & Sissy Carpenter
Marius & Mimi Carriere
Byron Carson
Ted & Ann Cashion
James Cason
Kenny & Laura Charbonnet
Chirag & Mandy Chauhan
David & Mary Jane Claassen
Mac & Ashley Coffield
Jim Cole
Keith & Katie Cole
George & Harriette Coleman
John & Dorothy Collier
Jerry Conway
Stansill & Anne Covington
Allen Cox
Matthew Cox
Craig & Kristin Croone
Andrew & Molly Crosby
Lee & Lucy Cummings
DeLois Cunningham
Ray & Marilyn Curle
Skip & Faye Daniel
Adrienne Davis
Camille Deaderick
Mike & Blanche Deaderick
Martin Donaldson
Earle Donelson
Lewis Donelson
John & Jane Dulin
Dan & Virginia Dunaway
Jerald & Martha Duncan
Buddy & Peggy Lee Eddins
Daniel Edwards & Kimberly
Susan Elliott
Madeleine Latham Elmer
in honor of Peggy McClure
Charlie & Ruth Emerick
The Estate of Lois Emerick
Jeff & Sherry Emerson
George Ensminger
Dare Estok
George Eubanks
John & Ann Fain
Andrew Falls
Cherry Falls
Tommy & Lindsay Farnsworth
Lane Faughnan
Jim & Anne Ferguson
Joseph & Anne Fisher
Greg Fletcher
Steele & Megan Ford
The Family of Lee & Andrea Franks
Hugh & Margaret Fraser
The Estate of Catherine Freeburg
Lynda Freeland
Jim & Brannan Galyean
Mary Jane Gentry
Kevin & Whitney Getman
Ted & Robyn Gibboney
Bill & Julia Gibbons
Will Gibbons
Jim & Kathryn Gilliland
Jim & Lucia Gilliland
Tandy Gilliland
Alan & Minna Glenn
Molly Glover
Janice Donelson Goddard
Steve & Leslie Goodwin
Justin & Ashley Gordon
William & Camille Gotten
Estes Gould
Meg Gould
Wellford Gould
Gabriella Graziano
Janie L. Greenwood
Tom & Melissa Grimes
Chuck & Betsy Gross
Forrest & Shari Gross
Ellis & Jenny Haddad
Emily Haizlip
Josh & Llewellyn Hall
Larry Hardy
Jeff & Cathy Harris
Jimmy & Grace Harwood
Debi Havner
Jimmy & Sarah Haygood
Steve & Alyce Haynes
Adam & Lindsey Henson
Steve & Marilyn Hergenrader
Wil & Sally Hergenrader
Ed & Heather Hettinger
Catherine Higdon
Dennis Higdon
Jim & Nancy Higgason
June Hildebrand
Chick & Andi Hill
Natalie Hoepp
Debbie Hogan
Jason & Betsy Hood
Jody & Ginger Hopkins
Elizabeth Houston
Walter & Nancy Howell
Joe & Charlotte Hoyle
Sallie Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fraser Humphreys Jr.
James Humphreys
Jody Hunter
Buzzy Hussey
Pitt & Barbara Hyde
Deke & Jill Iglehart
Peggy Ivy
Kathy James
Jay & Judy Jenkins
Powell & Harriette Jenkins
Albert & Trinh Johnson
Kim & Judy Johnson
Mackie Johnson
Epps & Stephanie Jones
Henry & Carol Jones
John & Anne Jones
Jonathan & JoAnn Jones
Lynn Jones
Mark Jones
Mike & Chris Jones
Sissy Jones
Walk & Nancy Jones
in honor of five generations at
Will Jones
in honor of Mark Jones
Charles & Barbara Key
Thor & Dawn Kvande
Joe Lackie
Ashley & Rebekah Abel Lamar
Jake & Frances Lawhead
Josh Lawhead
Eb & Camille LeMaster
The LeMaster Class
Paul & Amanda LeMay
Jim Levernier
Cherisa Lewis
Jamie & Jeni Linkous
Bob & Lola Llewellyn
Dr. & Mrs. William Long
A Group of Longtime Members
Sam & Kathy Love
Lindsay Lucas
Perre Magness
Lisa Mallory
Jim Manire
Michael Manire
(continued on the next page)
Bill & Mary Mann
Sammy Ann Marshall
Anne Latham Martin
in honor of Peggy McClure
David & Lisa Martin
John & Karen Matthews
Mary Lou McCaa
Murry & Kirk McClintock
Chris & Paul McClure
Don & Peggy McClure
Donald & Michelle McClure
in honor of Peggy McClure
Stuart McClure
in honor of Peggy McClure
The Estate of Claude McCord
June White McCormick
in memory of George & Anita White
Lola McCrarey
Charlie & Janie McCrary
Marion Latham McDonald
in honor of Peggy McClure
Ed & Mimi McDugle
Stephen & Mary McIntosh
Gwen McLaughlin
Denton & Mary Allie McLellan
Scott & Katie McLeod
Tina McMinn
W.T. Mealor
Diane Meess
Thomas & Catherine Mercer
Lee Meyers
Eric & Michelle Miller
John & Debbie Monroe
Steve & Patti Montgomery
Sumita Montgomery
The Estate of Houston Moore
Bruce & Beth Moore
Libby Moore
Jamie Moore
Jim Moore
Josh Moore
Mary Margaret Moore
Sam Moore
Retha Moore
Scott & Cindy Moore
Tom & Carolyn Morris
Matt & Emily Mulqueen
Patrick & Kristen Murphy
Frank & Mary Muscari
William Myers & Catie Jane Berger
Ralph & Pat Neely
Rosemary Nelms
Kurt & Vicki Nelson
Lloyd & Terry Nelson
Mike & Betty Nelson
Jenny Nevels
Art & Corinne Nienhuis
Buddy Nix
Barry Oliver
Brent Orr & Julie Markham
Jim & Ruth Owen
Tommy & Allison Wellford Parker
in honor of Judge Harry Wellford
and in memory of Katherine Wellford
Julia Patterson
Margie Peeler
Michael & Melissa Peeler
Cameron & Emily Peyton
John Pharis
John Phelps
John Pickens & Suzy Satterfield
Debbie Pittman
Josh & Amy Poag
Ray & Sally Podesta
John & Trish Pontius
Jack & Judy Powell
in memory of Gladys Justice
Jimmy & Barbara Powell
Alicia Powers
Paul & Barbara Presley
Kate Wellford Pritchard
in memory of Katherine Potts
Meredith Pritchartt
Niel & Sarah Prosser
Shirley Prothro
Buddy & Ellie Prude
Joy White Pruett
in memory of George & Anita White
Allen Queen & Heather Gregg
Jim & Julie Raines
Woody & Marilyn Ray
Mitchell & Mary Katherine Redd
Michael & Melissa Reddoch
Martha Jane Reed
Mary Reed
James Reichmuth & Julie Caskey
in honor of Mark Jones
Eugene Reyneke
Maizie Rhea
David & Donna Rhodes
Celia Ridley
Pete & Lauren Riley
Ann Wingate Roane
Bill & Sally Roberds
Jane Roberts
Emily Rodda
Thad & Stephanie Rodda
Tom & Lee Anne Roehm
Elizabeth Rouse
Jonathan Rowe
David & Nancy Ruch
Laura Russell
Marion Samuel
Julie Saxon
Pat & Mary Lee Schaefer
David & Pam Schnell
Linda Scholl
R.J. & Shirley Schroeder
Andrew & Carol Seamons
Carl & Judy Sebelius
Alan Sefton
Mary Sharp
Anne Shaw
Nelly Shearer
Betty Louis Sheppard
Scott and Deede Sherman
Beth Simpson
John & Louise Slater
Bryan & Courtney Smith
Bayard & Lisa Snowden
Donn & Faye Southern
Bob & Beth Spencer
Dan & Kathy Springfield
Clare Stallings
Jack Stevens
John & Anne Stokes
Don & Lisa Street
Henry & Lois Strock
Joellyn Sullivan
Parker & Patricia Suttle
Owen & Jeannie Tabor Jr.
Owen & Margaret Tabor
Patrick & Amanda Tamburrino
Nate & Becky Taylor
Phil & Pat Taylor
Todd & Allison Burr Taylor
Janice Templeton
Scott & Anne Bradley Thomas
Fred and Ann Thomason
John & Sally Thomason
Jeff & Nancy Thompson
Lorraine Titus
Steve & Maury Tower
Jim & Lucy Townsend
Bill & Carole Troutt
Larry & Shari Tucker
Gretchen Gassner Turley
Bob & Shirley Turner
Steve & Amy Turner
Michael L. & Madeline W. Valentine
in memory of Barbara W. Valentine
Michael L. & Madeline W. Valentine
Steve & Chalmers Valentine
Kyle & Courtnay Veazey
Frankie Wade
Vicki Walk
Ray Ward & Carol Good
Jan Wardle
Sue Ellen Watson
Bruce & Joyce Webber
Beasley & Adele Wellford
in honor of Judge Harry Wellford &
in memory of Katherine Wellford
Buck & Jennifer Wellford
Judge Harry Wellford
in memory of Katherine Wellford
Walker & Diane Wellford
Jess & Mary Lee Wesberry
Ben & Kristin Wescott
Michael West
Russ & Cheryl Westlake
Barry & Jan White
Jerre White
in memory of George & Anita White
John & Gina White
Joyce White
Wayne White
in memory of George & Anita White
Mark & Lane Whitehead
Tom & Sandie Whittington
Bob & Lisa Wilder
Mike & Gay Williams
Sue Reid Williams
Page & Gail Williamson
Betty Anne Wilson
Drew & Anne Wilson
Gib & Nancy Wilson
Mydelle Wilson
Mark & Jan Valentine Wiygul
Jason Wolfkill & Margaret Burnett
Trevor & Allison Yant
Elsie Yeates
Scott & Ruth Young
David & Ginny Zanca
Peter & Elizabeth Zanca
Although the March 31 active
fundraising deadline has passed,
commitments will continue to be
accepted. Here’s how to pledge:
Pick up an MI pledge card at church
and place it in the offering plate.
Pledge and get information online.
Or send your pledge amount and
full name to
[email protected]
Get ready to sing with the summer choir
From June 5 to August 28, the choir will be in summer mode. The choir will not
have mid-week rehearsals, but will rehearse Sunday mornings at 10:00 to prepare
for the 11:00 service. If you would like to join the choir, but have been unable to
attend rehearsals, this is an opportunity for you to participate. Please contact
Barry Oliver to find out more about the choir experience and make sure materials
are ready when you arrive.
Transitions in Our Church Family
New Members
Jimmy Humphreys
Dusty Lemley
Matt & Emily Mulqueen
(Oskar & Dylan)
Mary Edith Walker
New Babies
Rowan Cash Armstrong
son of Rhea & Mike Armstrong
born March 13, 2016
Zoey Ann Brooks
daughter of Michael & Danielle Brooks
born April 1, 2016
Jackson Randolph Buckner
son of Colin & Sam Buckner
born March 16, 2016
Anna Lane Lockard
daughter of Ruth & Jake Lockard
born March 2, 2016
Baptized in the Faith
Matthew Justin Lohman
son of Justin & Kathy Lohman
William Morris Riley
son of Peter & Lauren Riley
Catie Jane Berger & William Myers
Restored to the Roll
Carolyn Elizabeth Hays Jones
Thomas Eugene Jones
Dismissed from Roll
Elizabeth Ann Thompson
to First Congregational Church
Bill & Fran Coley
to Germantown Presbyterian
Loss in the Church Family
Ruth Wood Bowen
September 14, 1920 — April 8, 2016
Removed from the Roll
Mary Engler Adcox
Carter William Aldinger
Laura Lee Smith Boswell
Shane Michael Boswell
Laura Kathryn Bristow
Robert Bristow
Suzanne Brown
S. Toof Brown, Jr.
Michael John Walter Bryan
Nancy Crick Campbell
William David Campbell
Michael Phillip Cannito
Rachel Elizabeth Carter
Taylor Caruthers
Christina Michelle Drewery
Jerald Marshall Duncan. Jr.
Ann Dwyer
Beverly Evans
Lawrence E. Evans
Kimberly Farmer Finch
Candice Michelle Spencer Fleming
Troy Elise Fink Frederick
Susan Jett Gaither
Chris Gandy
Kacie Lynn Garbus
John Dustin Geer
Kenneth Ralph Goff
Lelia Bell Green
William Thomas Keckler
Nancy Ragsdale Kensinger
Zillah King
Laurie Langston
Robert Edward Langston
Carla Jennings Mabie
Mary Elinor McCain
Shellie Grier McCain, Jr.
Staten Spencer McKenny
Amanda Erin White Meredith
Sharon Moss
Katharine Emery Wardwell
Thomas Roane Waring
Sharon Wims
Dates to remember
May 1 ........................................... Blood Drive
May 1 ....... Adult Forum with Leanne Van Dyk
May 1 .........................Adopt-A-School Potluck
May 3 ............................................ PW Circles
May 5 ........................... Ascension of the Lord
May 8 ............................Confirmation Sunday
May 8 ....................................... Mother’s Day
May 12 ..........................June Chimes Deadline
May 15 ............................................. Pentecost
May 15 .................................... Church Potluck
May 16 ......................... Hutchison Graduation
May 22 .................................... Trinity Sunday
May 22 .......................... Summer classes begin
May 22 .......Presbytery Faith Stories Gathering
May 18–25 ....................................... Cuba trip
May 25 ..................Kindergarten Family Picnic
May 26 ........ Idlewild Elementary Completion
May 30 ..................... Memorial Day observed
Offices, Kindergarten, Daycare Closed
May 31 .......................... Summer Camp begins
May 31 ............................................RBI begins
June 1-2 .... QUEST Hiking & Heifer Ranch Trip
Committee Meetings
Scheduled as of April 19. If you have
questions, pease check with your committee
chair or church office .
May 1 ...... 12:00pm .......... Diaconate & Session
(Confirmand Faith Statements)
May 2 ...... 6:00pm ......... Congregational Care
May 3 ...... 6:30pm.......................... IC3 Board
May 4 ...... 8:30am ................................... OLT
5:30pm....................... Stewardship
May 9 ...... 6:30pm.........................Evangelism
May 10 ..... 5:30pm............... Worship & Music
May 11 ...... 5:30pm.............. Budget & Finance
May 15 .... 12:00pm ................... Cuba Meeting
May 17 ....10:00am ..... PW Coordinating Team
May 18 ..... 6:30pm............................... Session
May 25 .... 5:00pm ........... House & Properties
May 26 .... 8:00am ........................... Personnel
The Back Fence
Submit your family news to Jenni Brooks at [email protected]
Griffin Hood was inducted into Grace-St. Luke’s Honor Society.
Stephanie Jones just released her first book, Upstyle Your Furniture, and
was featured in the April edition of RSVP.
Julia Mathews won 2nd place in the art category at the Rhodes College
Russian Olympics.
Janie McCrary’s poem “Brancacci Chapel” was published in the Christian
Century magazine.
Joyce Webber delighted the Rebekah Circle members when they met at
her home in April, by playing hymns on her own home organ.
Thanks to Brin and Dale Baucum for
their generous gift to our partner
church, Juan G. Hall Presbyterian
Church, in Cardenas. The lovely communion chalice and serving plate will
be a part of the celebration when
eight church members visit Cuba this
month. The Cuba Committee is
grateful to Dale and Brin for sharing
their creative talents with such
Bailey Wilson ran the Boston Marathon on April 18.
We offer condolences in these recent deaths in our extended church family:
m Brian Blair’s stepfather, Robert Foreman
m Jerry Cunningham’s mother, Martha Stepro
m Anne Ferguson’s mother, Joanie Waterman
m Dale Gartrell, former member
m William Myers’s grandmother, Imogene Myers
m Craig Stauffer’s father, Norris Stauffer
Is your church pledge
Please remain mindful of keeping your
pledge payment current. The church
must be mindful of good stewardship
the whole year round. Thank you!
If you have any questions about your
pledge or contributions, please contact
Tonya Moses at 726-4681 ext. 29 or
[email protected]
Pan & Carl Awsumb
Pamela Nicholson Coats
Jo Ann Acuff
Pan & Carl Awsumb
Mr. & Mrs. George D. Barnes
Carol Beachey & Don Voth
Jeff Bossert
Susan Callison
Roger K. Chisholm
Pamela Nicholson Coats
Jim Cole & Suzanne Henley
Jayne & Dr. Kyle Creson
Larry & Elaine Creson
Adrienne Davis
Blanche & Mike Deaderick
Martha Fields
Anne & Joseph Fisher
Dot & Dick Fisher
Camille & William Gotten
Larry Hardy
Ann R. Held
Jody Hunter
Buzzy Hussey & Hal Brunt
Lisa Isbell
John & Anne Jones
Peggy & Bill Carrington Jones
Natalie & Davant Latham
Camille & Eb LeMaster
Dr. & Mrs. Robert R.
Dr. & Mrs. William Long
Maggie & Milton Lovell
Buddy Nix
Kate Wellford Pritchard
Meredith Pritchartt
Maizie Rhea
Elizabeth Rouse
Susan & Chuck Schadt
Phil & Fran Shannon
Anne Shaw
Beth Simpson
Larry & Shari Tucker
Dan & Teresa Vaccaro
Page & Gail Williamson
Betty Anne Wilson
Anna Vance Anderson
Blanche & Mike Deaderick
Dick & JJ Doughtie
Julia & Bill Gibbons
Mary Sharp
Faye & Donn Southern
Betty B. Stewart
Martha Flautt & family
Pan & Carl Awsumb
Pan & Carl Awsumb
Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dulin
Anne Shaw
Beth Simpson
Richard & Trish Spore
The Women’s ChristCare
Betty Louis Sheppard
Paul & Christine McClure
Gayle S. Rose
Make summer fun!
Idlewild Summer Camp is a fullday program for children age 512. We serve nutritious snacks
and promote physical well-being
through outside play. There is a
wide variety of fun events and activities. Older campers
also enjoy hands-on community service projects. Camp
staff works closely with parents to meet the needs of each
family. Camp is 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday–Friday,
May 31–August 5 (closed Memorial Day and July 4th).
Please call 725-7941 or visit
childrenscenter for details.
Kids Yoga Camp after VBS
During the week of VBS, June 13-16, we will again have
the popular Kids Yoga Camp led by Tasha Wellence, who
is certified to teach children’s yoga. It’s for rising first
through rising fifth graders. Yoga will begin immediately
after VBS, from 12:00 to 2:30. Cost is $50. Children
should bring a healthy sack lunch from home. Bottled
water provided. Call recreation at 725-4165 to register.
Space is limited to 15.
VBS Surf Shack is June 13-16
VBS registration is open until June 5 for 3-year-olds
through rising fifth graders. In vacation Bible school’s “Surf
Shack,” children will learn about God’s mission in the
world, encounter God’s awesomeness through Bible stories
and learn how we are meant to experience adventure
each day. There’s an “ocean” of excitement with music,
crafts, science activities, Bibles stories and games. Older
MAD campers have hands-on mission projects too. VBS is
9:00 to noon, June 13-16. No cost.
RBI baseball/softball camp is May 31July 21, 9:00 to noon, for boys & girls
ages 4-16. There’s no charge, and
lunches are free. RBI is at Jesse Turner
Field this year. For info call recreation
at 725-4165 or visit
VBS volunteers needed
Teens and adults who love children are needed to help
with Bible school. Contact Elizabeth Houston, 726-4681 or
[email protected]

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