June 2013, Page 3


Tentative date for our Christmas bazaar is the 2nd Saturday in November. We would like people to start thinking about making home-made crafts and Christmas crafts, such as wreaths, scarves and kitchen towels, which sold well last year. Watch for announcements for organizational meetings in the future.


Gateway Children’s Services:  Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes the children preparing dinner once a month after the Wednesday Evening service.  There is always an on-going need of the following items for the Gateway Teens: socks, under-shirts (large and extra large), twin sheets, towels, pencils, drawing pads, journals. PG-13 movies, games, puzzles, puzzle books, soap, shampoo, lotion, and hair elastics

M&M Food Pantry: They always need food, donations, and substitute workers. They especially need baby food, canned fruit, dried beans, Spaghetti O’s, tuna fish, and tuna helper dinners and powdered milk.  Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.

Other: The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients in our community to and from their treatment appointments. Or you can become a volunteer with St. Claire Hospice. See Sally Purvis.


ST. BARNABAS (June 11) St. Barnabas accompanied St. Paul on his first missionary journey. He founded the church at Antioch and was martyred in Cyprus.

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST (June 24) We celebrate the nativity of the Baptist because he was the forerunner of Christ's ministry.

STS. PETER AND PAUL (June 30) This day commemorates the two most influential of the Apos-tles.  They represented the conservative and liberal wings of the Church (even then there were con-flicts!)


1 Andy Woodford
4 Kim Mills 
8 Griffin Smallwood
11 Leigh Roberts
12 Jan Karsner
17 Pat Greer
18 Nancy Ann Storie
18 Jennifer Walker
19 Norm Stoddard
19 Tony Walker   
21 Pat Farnell 
22 Hunt Priest 
23 Andy Ratliff
24 Beverly Malone
28 Scott Marye
29 Robert Haynes    
29 Michael Moran            


2 Sallie & Mike Razor
5 Anne & R. J. Ratliff 
11 Richard & Dena Amburgey  
17 Darren & Martha Payne
20 Laura & Brian Groff 
22 Janet & Deford Shrout
23 Byram & Jennifer Ratliff
27 Elise & Jim Boyd 


4 Johanna Duffus
9 Betty Dews 
10 John Fogle
16 Mary French
18 James French   
18 Elizabeth Bogie McCarty
29 Frances Turner Perry  
29 Mary Redmond 

Here are the coffee hour hosts for June & July:

6/2  Sallie and Mike Razor 498-8615
6/9  Julia Waller 398-9146   
6/16 Tony and Jennifer Walker 432-5961 
6/23 Janet White 842-4549                        
6/30 Matt and Cynthia Wilson 497-0213

7/7  Betty and Mike Barnard 498-0481
7/14 Chuck and Ann Bartels 859-274-2947 or 585-4753
7/21 Alan and Katherine Blair 498-8039
7/28 Judy Bramblet 498-4164