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 A MINISTRY OF MIDDLE AND SENIOR ADULTS 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 love? 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 fails.” 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, Bill 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, Bob P.S. Don’t forget… Bring extra food for our college students. 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 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED 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 NHC 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. Happy Tones 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. OFF WE GO - INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER 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 RESCUE MISSION 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 enough For His sacrifice, love and grace? 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.
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