Since it is Easter, the church season of Easter, not just the day, I thought I would share some small “eggs” with everyone.  By the beginning of the month our “Seeds of Hope” gardens will be in place and planted in the back yard of the church.  These gardens are 10’ x 6’ and will be planted with beans, greens, black eyed peas, and herbs.  This project is the Eagle project of Jesse Moffett with the help of his scout troop and our congregation.  The vegetables harvested will be donated to the food pantry so that fresh produce will be available to those in need.  It is hoped that these seeds scattered and sown will  produce 10 and 20 fold and maybe even 100 fold, or at least provide for those in our community most in need.  If you have time during the summer and want to check the garden and pull a weed or two, please feel free to do so.  We can all do a little bit to reap, and come harvest time, may we have workers enough.


Disciple’s Men are having their national rally this summer at Bethany College, a really great place that is worth the trip.  The name of the event is “Xtreme Faith, Bold Action” and runs from July 13-15, 2012.  The speaker for Saturday evening is Derek Maul and Sunday morning Dr. Frank Thomas, the senior pastor of Mississippi Blvd. in Memphis, TN will deliver the sermon.  During the event, you will have opportunities to tour Historic Bethany and the sites associated with Alexander and Thomas Campbell.  There will also be workshops available.  Registration and full information is available at www.gadiscipples.org.  The deadline for anyone wishing to go is early May.  Check out this opportunity.  Wives are also invited to attend.


Registration for summer camp at Camp Christian will be due on Sunday, April 29, 2012.  Forms are available at www.gadisciples.org and will be available at the church.  Camp is available for children and youth from kindergarten to college ages.  Last year we sent 25 to camp as campers, counselors and one director.  We already have one director and several who have applied to be counselors.  Join the fun.  When we have all the applications in and know who will be at which camp, look for the list of names and send a card or a letter to them at camp.  The information on those at camp will be shared the week before they go so you can be sure that mail will arrive while they are at camp.  Fun things will happen.


Shalom, Darrell