2013 Pictures Paul and Sue Wilson lit the Christ Candle at our Christmas Eve Service on December 24. Our Christmas Eve Service featured lessons from the New Testament and several Christmas hymns. As usual, Communion was at the center of our Christmas Eve Service. Chanda Pfingston and the Chancel Choir added much to our Christmas Eve Service. The handbell choir opened the service for us on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22. David and Judy Thomason, along with members of their family, helped light the "Love Candle" in our Advent wreath on December 22. On December 22 we gave a farewell reception for Edna Mason. She is leaving Kentucky and we will sorely miss her! We had around 20 people go Christmas caroling on the evening of December 18. We had a wonderful time singing carols and wishing people a merry Christmas. The children sang a song by themselves at Colonial Assisted Living. A nice group was on hand to listen to our carolers at Colonial Assisted Living. The carolers got to sing to some of our own members at Redbanks Nursing Home and also to other residents. Sunday evening, Dec.15, this group went to Newburgh, IN, to attend K-Love's Christmas Concert. If was a fun and inspirational trip. Santa Claus paid us a visit at our Christmas Dinner. The children enjoyed getting to visit with him. The children anxiously awaited the arrival of our special guest. Gifts were collected at our Christmas Dinner to give to needy children in our area. Our Membership Team always does a wonderful job planning our dinners. They are to be commended for a job well done! We had our annual Christmas Dinner on December 15. We had a large crowd and lots of wonderful food. The Children's Choir opened the service for us on December 15. Tony and Sue Cagle lit the Joy candle on the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 15. The Chancel Choir performed their Christmas cantata, "Let Heaven and Nathure Sing Gloria!" on Dec. 15. Despite the snow and ice we had a great group of people show up for worship on Dec. 8. The second Advent candle was lit by the Mike Hazelwood family. On December 5 Don and Janetta Lacer hosted their annual Senior Saints Christmas Party. They are truly gracious and generous hosts! There was plenty to eat at the Senior Saints Christmas Party. All those attending the Senior Saints Christmas Party on December 5 had a wonderful time. At the CWF General Meeting on December 3 Joyce Chandler installed the new officers for 2014. The CWF held their General Meeting on December 3. They shared a delightful meal and Cindy Evans gave an inspirational devotion. The Dax Womack family lit the first Advent candle for us on Dec. 1. The children placed Chrismons on our sanctuary trees as part of our Hanging of the Greens service on Dec. 1. Ron and Susie Moore placed Mary and Joseph in our nativity scene during our Hanging of the Greens Service on Dec. 1. The men had their monthly breakfast on December 1 where some mighty fine country ham was served. A number of our members volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army on November 30. Several members of the Worship Committee worked on November 29 and 30 to decorate our church for the Advent and Christmas season. Our pastor, Dr. Chuck Summers, shared the message at this year's Community Thanksgiving Service. Our choir sang at this year's Community Thanksgiving Service which was hosted by our church on Nov. 26. The Membership Team put together a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner for us on Nov. 17. Depite the threat of bad weather we had a great turnout for the dinner. Everyone seemed to enjoy both the meal and the fellowship. Dina Campbell and Peggy Marable put this beautiful display together for us to use during the Thanksgiving season. The children and youth helped put our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes together on Nov. 17. About 55 boxes were assembled. Robin Sumner and Paula Middleton provided our special music on November 3. The men gathered for their monthly breakfast on November 3. The CWF had their annual Fall Bazaar on November 2. All proceeds from the bazaar go to support the work of missions near and far. In addition to having lots of great items for sale, the CWF had a great lunch people could buy. We had a great turnout for our Fall Family Fun Night on October 27. Lots of people, young and old, came dressed in costume. We had a chili cookoff as part of our Family Fun Night. One of the games involved trying to bite an apple on a string. Awards were presented for best costumes for both children and youth. The children and youth Sunday School teachers made sure there were lots of fun activities for the kids. We had a chance to show our gratitude to Chanda Pfingston, Carolyn Dorsey and Alice Myers on Music Appreciation Day, October 27. The children's choir performed as part of our Music Appreciation Day. We had a men's trio sing for us on Music Appreciation Day. The youth did a skit for the children's sermon showing that only God can free us from our sins. Our wonderful choir sang an anthem on Music Appreciation Day. Tori Hester gave a moving testimony and sang for us on Youth Sunday, October 27. The youth went to Evansville to see Third Day in concert on October 20. Third Day performed a very inspirational concert for us. On October 20 we had the privilege of honoring Irma Dietze on her 98th birthday. We are currently collecting items to include in our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Everyone is asked to help out! We had a great group of "Senior Saints" go to Evansville on Oct. 15 to eat at Western Rib-Eye. The CWF ladies met on Oct. 15 to prepare ham balls for their upcoming Bazaar. On October 14 the Cookie Brigade delivered 14 dozen cookies and brownies to the Henderson Police Dept. A group of our children went to Cates Farm on Oct. 13 to enjoy the Corn Maze. Bill Aldridge, our Stewardship Chair, offered a challenge to us to give so that we might grow on October 13. Jeanne Marie Gadient shared with the children the importance of witnessing on Oct. 13. Members of our Children's Choir sang "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" for us on Oct. 13. This wonderful group of volunteers took commodities to Redbanks Towers on October 9. This is something we do every month. The CWF is currently busy getting ready for their November 2 Fall Bazaar. Make sure to mark your calendars! The men of the church gathered for their monthly breakfast on October 6. We now have a recycling bin in our back parking lot. Let's all do our part to be good stewards of God's Creation. Our new church van arrived on October 3. Our choir sang "To Live His Song" at the All Sing. The West Area All Sing was held on Sep. 29 at FCC, Hopkinsville. Our choir was there to take part. On Sept. 28 the local Farmer's Market building was named for our own Sharon Cates. Congratulations, Sharon! Lesleigh Carmichael, from Youth Ministry Architects, spent Sep. 22 with us assessing our youth program. On September 20 Carol DePriest joined our staff as administrative assistant. The senior adults gathered for a meal on Sep. 17. Deputy Sheriff Matt Forker presented a program on how to avoid scams to our senior adults on Sep. 17. County Judge Donald H. McCormick declared September 17 as "Tori Hester Day" in honor of Tori being named this year's Distinguished Young Woman of Henderson County. On September 15 Isaac Myers made his public profession of faith. We rejoice in his decision and welcome him to God's family. Each week during the school year we provide ten students at Jefferson Elem. School with backpacks filled with food to take home on Fridays. We launched our Cookie Brigade Ministry on September 9. Several trays of home-baked goods were taken to the four local fire stations. Kathy Biondini spoke about her experiences in Afghanistan at the 535 Service on September 7. The children had a swim party on September 7 at the Sprague's house. The tables at the CWF meal were decorated with items collected by members for Riverview School. A BIG thanks goes to all those who gave! The CWF met on September 3 for a meal and to complete their collection of items for Riverview School. The Men and Boys gathered for a breakfast Sunday morning, September 1. As always, a delicious meal was served. We were blessed to have Jim Yewell join our church family on August 25. We had several members particpate in Impact Kentucky's "Feed the Starving" program on August 24. Bob and Linda Danheiser worked well as a team for Impact Kentucky. Nancy Teague and Joyce Chandler also made a fine team helping those in need. The senior adults had a Bar-B-Que luncheon Tuesday, August 20. Don Lacer is smiling because our new church directory finally arrived. The bench the church purchased in loving memory of Sadie Caroline Davis is now in place in our church's playground area. This is the inscription you will find on the memorial bench. We had our annual church picnic on August 18. Approximately 140 stayed for the fun. Whenever we gather to eat there is no shortage of food! Our church dinners give us a chance to visit and fellowship with one another. The kids always enjoy slip sliding away at the picnic. Braeden Myers displays his sliding skills. Meredith Gold, Estee Hazelwood, and Emily Bird decided to make it a group effort. Hannah Watkins was squeaky clean after her ride down the hill. The adults played Bingo with a little help from Caityln and Alice Myers. Only some won prizes playing Bingo but all had fun. We had an inflatable on hand for the children's enjoyment. Estee Hazelwood "flipped out" in the inflatable. Austin Crabtree had a blast on the inflatable's slide. What's a picnic without a cakewalk? Matthew Watkins finally did win something. Bruce Fisher took advantage of our "popcorn bar." Our church has recently been designated a Green Chalice Congregation in recognition of our efforts to be good stewards of God's Creation. The Jamaica-Naomi Circle met on August 5. We have several wonderful circle groups in the church. The men gathered for their monthly breakfast on August 4. Scott Bailes, Chaplain of the Henderson County Detention Center was the guest speaker at this month's men's breakfast. The Kentucky Regional Men's Chorus sang at Owensboro on August 2. Four of our members sang with the men's chorus: Terry Cobb, Ken Enyart, Elliot Myers, and Paul Wilson, We are very grateful for all those who help us serve our bereavement dinners. On July 21 Chanda Pfingston and her family provided our special music. This year's General Assembly was held in Orlando, Florida. Several new missionaries were commissioned during the Assembly. These are the new officers that were elected. General Minister Sharon Watkins shared inspiring words with the Assembly. Chuck had a chance to visit with Johnny Lewis at the Assembly. The two have served together in the past. The Lord's Table was central in the meeting hall of the Assembly. Jennifer Howard and Elliot Myers sang "I'll Fly Away" for us on July 7. Bruce and Melody Fisher hosted the Men's Breakfast on July 7. Throughout the summer months we had a great turnout for the Pastor's Bible Study. Several of our children were able to spend a week at Camp Kum-Ba-Yah this year. All reported it being a great experience. The "Nunn Sisters" provided our special music on June 30. Helen Harrison works on one of her beautiful Christmas ornaments on a Tuesday morning. Can you tell who the winners were at our Family Fun Nite? The competing couples gathered to learn who would win the prize. Braeden Myers got to play a game with his mother, Mistee. Chanda Pfingston and Melody Fisher demonstrate how a game works for everyone. Ken and Debbie Enyart were on hand to enjoy our Family Fun Nite. Will and Andrew Bird came prepared for action at our Family Fun Nite. Steve & Holly Gold, as well as their kids, came prepared for a good time at our Family Fun Nite on June 23. Each month we have a great group of volunteers who gather to help deliver commodities. One of the delivery sites for commodities is Red Banks Apartments. Yvonne Drury spoke to the CWF about creative ways to recycle and be better stewards of Creation. The CWF General Meeting was held June 11. Everyone agreed that it was worth driving the distance to the Haub House to eat. On June 18 the senior adults went to eat at the Haub House. Joan Mobley did a mini-concert for us on June 16. The choir had a chance to practice with Joan Mobely on June 15. A big thanks goes to Gail Myers for organizing the food for the W. C. Handy Blues Festival performers. Our VBS was a huge success this year and we are especially grateful for all those who helped out. H. P. Hazelwood shows off his science project to others during VBS. Emily Bird got to visit with a special guest while at VBS. The kids loved playing with silly string at VBS. Does it look like our kids are having a good time at VBS? Each day the children began with a worship service filled with lots of fun songs and dances. Barbara Sprague and Anita Watkins kept an eye on things during VBS. Tori Hester and Matthew Watkins helped get the message out to the kids at VBS. The VBS children enjoyed getting outside each day to play games. Tori Hester did a great job leading the children in worship each day at VBS. Former FCCH pastor Lon Oliver got a big hug from Irma Dietze. Chuck and Bonita share a joyful moment following his installation service on June 2. Dr. Chuck Summers was installed as our new pastor on June 2. Greg Alexander, Cathy Hubbard and Lon Olver were on hand for the occasion. Lisa Pfingston spoke to the men about the importance of recycling at their breakfast on June 2. Carson Cowans and Robert Paff were on hand to help out at the Men's Breakfast. Gale Myers and Bruce Fisher cooked up a Cajun breakfast for the men on June 2. Molly Williamson addressed the ladies gathered together. All those participating in the fashion show made a curtain call at the end of the evening. The Womack kids were a big hit at the fashion show. Estie and Johnda Hazelwood seemed like seasoned pros in the fashion show. Cherri Putman and daughter Carrie Goldsberry got to share the stage together during the fashion show. Debbie Enyart served as the emcee of the show while Nancy Rumans and granddaughter Sadie Smith modeled behind her. We had close to 100 people present for this year's Mother/Daughter Banquet. It was a true family affair for Sarah McKechnie, Beth Box, Fran Long and baby Gemma. Sonny Beaven offered service with a smile for those at his table. The men of the church did an outstanding job preparing the meal for the Mother/Daughter Banquet on May 13. One of the great things about our church is we always seem to be eating! Melody Fisher entertains Jim Myers and granddaughter Caitlyn. Nate Gold found the hotdogs served to his liking. Our church gathers on a regular basis for a Family Fun Nite. It truly is fun for the family! Dr. A.D. Sprague speaks at our Saturday 535 Service. Janetta and Don Lacer were on hand for the fun at Grand Rivers. The senior adults went to Grand Rivers on May 8 to eat at Patti's Restaurant and to attend a play. Our church has been incredibly blessed with a wonderful choir! We were blessed to have Ron & June Skaggs join our church on May 5. Our handbell choir adds much to our worship experience. One of our women's groups meets each week to work on beautiful quilts. On April 27 we held our first annual Electronic Recycling Day. Roy Dorsey shares a lesson with his Sunday School class. The church gathered to celebrate Easter on March 31. The church presented a Passion Play at its Maundy Thursday service on March 28.