This is just Too Cute

This is just Too Cute
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
- -Jules Renard
The Official Newsletter for the 55+ Ministry of First Baptist Church Cookeville
February, 2014
A little girl ran to her Grandfather, jumped
Into his arms and gave him a great big hug.
Then she ran her fingers along his balding head and
down the side of his wrinkled face.
“Did God make you Grandad?” she asked.
Yes honey, He made me.” She felt her own
cheek and then asked “Did God make me too?”
“Yes honey He made you too.”
“Well” she shrugged “Don’t you think He’s doing
A better job now than He used to?”
Hello Friends,
February reminds me of love, valentines and candy.
As Christians we
have received the greatest gift of love
from God - His Son, Jesus. He has also
given us His love letters, the Bible.
Aren’t you thankful for these gifts of
I’m also reminded of the beautiful
verses that define love from I Cor. 13:4-8a,
“Love is patient, love is kind and it is not
jealous; love does not brag
and is not arrogant, does
not act unbecomingly; it
does not seek its own, is
not provoked, does not
take into account a wrong
suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; it bears
all things, believes all things, hopes all
things, endures all things. Love never
I’m thankful for you, our church
family and the times we are blessed to
share together! God bless you my dear
brothers and sisters in Christ.
Love through Christ,
55+ Luncheon
Covered Dish - February 9, 2014
Veep Bob filling in for Prez Jim…..
Today we see actions from government and
proclamations from pulpits that are contrary to biblical teaching. It has often been said that you can’t
legislate morality. In recent decades, however, government has not only legislated but also judicated
and administrated immorality. This has happened as
the nature of a democracy generally reflects the majority opinion of the people. Over time this takes its
toll in the thinking of us all. Not only does this promote moral decay but also erosion of spiritual discernment.
The Word has much to say about light. “Thy
word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my
path.” (Psalm 119:105) Jesus said, “Ye (each of us)
are the light of the world….let your light so shine
before men”…..(Matt. 5:14,16)
We hear a lot about the “right thing” from
government and “enlightenment” from various religious groups. Their “packaging” can be very convincing to the point that wrong appears to be right.
As we are light, surely we can recognize light.
Therefore, a simple question provides a measure of
spiritual discernment to today’s social issues. Is that
which is being proposed and claimed a light to or a
reflection of society? Think about it…..
A reminder from Prez Jim…”Continue to put
Bill and Lisa Stone at the top of your prayer list.”
They are so appreciative of the many ways you have
blessed them.
Your Veep,
P.S. Don’t forget… Bring extra food for our college
After Morning Worship Service
All 55+ visitors are invited.
College Students will join us.
God loves you because of who God is,
Not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
First Baptist Church
18 S. Walnut Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
55+ Happynings
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage Paid
Permit No. 301
Cookeville, TN 38501
Prayer List
Please remember the following in prayer:
Bethesda Nursing Home
Geraldine Alloway
Doris Horn
Jewell Sliger (Van Sliger’s Mother)
Cedar Hills Assisted Living Home
Violet Cate (Mother of Merilyn Overstreet)
Bill Blankenship
Heritage Pointe
Winnie Clinton
June Mattson
Master’s Health Care Center
Mildred Mahler
Polly Shanks
Doris Ramsey
Mary Ayers
Morningside Assisted Living Home
Dorothy Mullinix
Kenneth Wilson
Judy Carpenter
Irene McCall (Mother of Steve McCall)
Webb House (Smithville)
Fay Ramsay
The following are at home and need our prayers
for their health, comfort, and recovery.
Bill & Joyce Adams
Freda Crowley
Johnny Curry
Don Haile
Barbara Johnson
James Madewell
Mae Marsh
Jo Mathis
Barbara Means
Frances Nash
Tom & Dot Nixon
Madie Ruth Russell
Edith Slagle
Dinah Spilman
Sue Starnes
Sara Stewart
Floyd & Ree Wise
Carrel Warren
If you know of anyone who is not on this list, please notify
the church office.
Activities Schedule
10:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Happy Tones Schedule for February, 2014
is as follows:
Feb. 6
Happy Tones Rehearsal
Feb. 7
Fun Friday
Feb. 9
55+ Covered Dish Luncheon
After Morning Worship - College Students Invited
Thurs., Feb. 6 - Rehearsal in house 10:00 a.m.
Thurs., Feb. 13 - Rehearsal in house 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 11 Happy Travelers to “Cookie Jar Restaurant”
Bus leaves at
10:00 a.m.
Feb. 13 Happy Tones Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
Feb. 14 Happy Valentine’s Day
Feb. 14 Fun Friday
Feb. 20 Happy Tones Rehearsal
Feb. 21 Fun Friday
Feb. 27 Happy Tones Rehearsal
Feb. 28 Fun Friday
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Thurs., Feb. 20 - Rehearsal in house 10:00 a.m.
Thurs., Feb. 27 - Rehearsal in house 10:00 a.m.
We will be rehearsing for a joint anthem
with the Sanctuary Choir and for special
music that we will be singing for the Sunday morning worship service on Senior
Adult Day, May 4th. We will also be preparing for a special Sunday evening program
on Senior Adult Day.
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
We had 20 go to Falcon Rest Mansion Museum & “Murder at the Mansion” Theater
in McMinnville, TN and enjoy the show and lunch, and the tour of the mansion.
FEBRUARY 11, 2014 - TUESDAY - The Happy Travelers will enjoy lunch on
your own at THE COOKIE JAR RESTAURANT in Dunlap, TN.
Allow up to $15.00 per person for lunch. Reservations are due by February 2, 2014.
We leave the bus lot at 10:00 a.m. and return around 2:00 p.m.
MARCH 17, 2014 - MONDAY
The Happy Travelers will travel to Tellico Plains, TN to tour the CHARLES
HALL MUSEUM. After touring the museum we will have lunch on our own at
Tellico Kats. Reservations need to be in no later than February 9, 2014.
We leave the bus lot at 10:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m.
APRIL 7, 2014 – MONDAY
The Happy Travelers will travel to Nashville to tour
The Hermitage - HOME of ANDREW JACKSON.
We will enjoy lunch at MONELL’s. We leave the bus lot at 8:30 a.m. and
return around 5:00 p.m. The cost per person is $35.00.
Reservations are due by March 24, 2014 with money due at time of sign-up.
Thank you for traveling with the Happy Travelers
Connie Hawkins – Reservations 931-261-2861 - Pam Vasseur – Information Only 931-525-6086
Church Office 931-526-7108 for Reservations and Payment
On December 31, 2013, Leonard and Ann Shively, Joe Sharpe, Sandra Daniels and Jim and Brenda
Boyington served the monthly meal at the Rescue Mission.
This just happened to be Larry Self’s last day
working as Director of Mission. We were glad he was
able to have this meal with us, along with about 38
guests and workers. It has been a pleasure working
with him over the years. We are looking forward to
working with Kim England who will be the new Director.
It is always a blessing to provide a meal for the
Mission and share the love of Christ with each person.
Joe Sharpe gave the devotion and invitation for salvation.
It was Jim Boyington’s birthday
and he could not think of any better
way to celebrate it than helping someone else learn about God.
What Valentine Can I Give Him?
What can I give to Jesus
On this special Valentine’s Day?
How can I tell Him I’ll love Him,
And follow Him, come what may?
How can I show I need Him?
Should I send a red heart,
with lace?
How can I thank Him
For His sacrifice, love and
What Valentine can I give Him,
My adoration to impart?
I’ll give to Him what He wants most;
I’ll yield to Him my heart.