It’s been a very interesting and extremely cold weekend and beginning of the week.
I hope you all have sufficient heat or access to heat somewhere. I know many churches or government programs provide for these circumstances. The last I heard, I think the entire week is supposed to be cold and wet.
Upon returning home from Centerville Sunday night, I discovered my house was without electricity. It was out approximately one hour. Thank the Lord, I have gas logs and many flashlights, as well as kerosene lamps. The lamps were not needed as it was already close to my bedtime.
Bill and I traveled to Centerville to see the recently purchased new home of my daughter. My granddaughter, Whitney, and her husband have purchased a new home as well. So, I am extremely excited for both families.
The home of Whitney and Nathan has a beautiful creek across the backyard. The sound of the water running over the rocks is so relaxing and is such beautiful scenery. The home of Terri and Jerry Wayne is also spacious and lovely and came with 12 acres of beautiful hills and rocks.
Bill’s daughter, Sandy, picked him up in Centerville, as she and her family live in Brentwood, approximately an hour away. Bill had an excellent opportunity to go to his grandson’s confirmation, a program within the Methodist church.
As wonderful as it all was, the travel home Sunday night was no fun at all, with the freezing temperatures and rain, particularly with the 18-wheelers racing past and the rain splashing the windows. I hate interstates anyway, especially when my vision is impaired. I’m sure many of you men could care less about the weather, as you sat back in your warm, easy chairs watching the NFL game. It was a disappointing game for many, I understand.
Salem Presbyterian Church
Worship is at 11 a.m. Charles Todd is the minister and visitors are always welcome. The women’s Bible study will meet this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the church.
The Salem Sweetheart Banquet will be Friday, Feb.14, at 7 p.m. Donations will be taken for the Appalachia Mission Team. Please RSVP to Kim Gray at 494-2542.
The young marrieds will meet Sunday, Feb.16.
We extend our sympathy to the family of Mr. Billy Eugene Headin in his passing on Jan. 26.
We welcome all members, friends and visitors alike. Charles Todd is the minister. Worship begins at 9 a.m. We are always thankful for Dunlap residents who are able to be with us.
Open Door Baptist Church
The church is located at the Sharon Presbyterian Church, one mile east of Highway 14, at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek roads. Pastor Donald K. Tabb and members welcome all who wish to come. Sunday morning worship is at 11 and Sunday evening Bible study is at 6. Wednesday evening Bible study is at 7. There is a nursery available. The church phone is 901-461-5762. The website is www.opendoorbaptisttipton.org
In closing, I must mention my little granddaughter, Addie Kidd, who is in the second grade at Austin Peay Elementary. The school had a "football throw" last week, promoting the NFL game I suppose, and Addie received first place for the second grade, over all the boys.
Way to go, girlfriend! Having older brothers has its advantage at times!
I hope you have many movies to watch this week as we hang out inside, or there’s always the "Walton’s" and "Bonanza."