Whitesburg KY

Black Sheep Bakery turns 2 years old


Check out our websites: www.blacksheepbrickoven.org, and www.hemphillcenter.org and our Facebook pages, please.

As things begin to open back up, please don’t forget us. We enjoy serving you and your family. We accept EBT benefits as well as cash and card purchases. Come visit us soon.

This month Black Sheep Bakery turns two years old. We are amazed that we have weathered the storms and are still standing and proudly, bravely serving our community. We are a group of misfits, backsliders, and outcasts who are determined to see a better world. In the last two years we have fallen and gotten back up multiple times. We have had sleepless nights and had to dig deep into our own pockets to keep what we had carefully built together from crumbling.

What an incredible thing that in the midst of the COVID-19 disaster we are emerging triumphant. We are so thankful for the loving labor our ragtag little crew has rallied to put forth. Thank you to the volunteers who believe in this mission. Thank you to the community who rallies around us and spends their money with us.

We want you to know we feel your prayers and see the results of your prayer covering. To the giver who sent a $20 bill in an envelope mailed from our community in support of our efforts, we say thank you for your generosity and love.

We are adding unleavened communion bread to our list of offerings. Making this bread is a reverent and awesome thing. We make it from biblical natural ingredients. We use fine wheat flour, honey, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and milk. We will be glad to make it for you. Call ahead, please! We will be happy to make it for gatherings of any size. We are imperfect sheep making the best bread.

The goodwill and morale of our community is improving. It is almost tangible. We are pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps. We are going to be alright. All is well.

Narcotics Anonymous Facilitators Frankie Bentley and Evelyn Adkins have changed the location for the Hope Without Dope NA meetings that were scheduled two times weekly at Hemphill Community Center. The meetings will be held at Fishpond Lake each Sunday evening at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Social distancing and larger gatherings are easier in the outdoors. Governmental restrictions on in-house gatherings have deemed this change necessary for the time being.

If you are interested in T-shirts and aprons you can go our merch page on the Black Sheep website above.

We fixed up our dining room to limited seating. Social distancing is a must and masks must be worn by customers and staff also. Obviously you cannot eat while wearing a mask but when moving about within the dining space the health department guidelines deem it necessary. Thank you for your cooperation.

We will also still be doing carry out and curbside for those who are sheltering in place. You may walk in to pick out what you want and then return to your vehicle to wait and we will carry it out to you curbside when your order is completed. You may pay over the phone and call when you are close for curbside also. We are concerned with safety so whatever we can do to keep our crew safe and our customers safe we will do it.

We will get back to having live music as soon as restrictions are lifted. We are so looking forward to that. Likewise NA classes will resume as soon as possible.

Don’t forget if you want to ensure you get what you need, please call and place an order with us by Monday evening the week you need it. That way we will have a heads up and can plan our week for maximum efficiency to make your request. We want our products to be fresh so we do not make things days ahead. We do not use preservatives therefore we cannot make things much ahead. Our GMO-free products are made by hand the ancient way. Our breads and pastries take all day to make. Many of them are made from fermentation methods that take 24 hours or more.

Holiday mornings we will always be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., to allow folks to pick up special orders and things we have on hand. Please do not try to order online. We cannot check messages if we are really busy. Call (971) 867-4337 to order please. If there is no answer call back. We do not have call waiting. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Weekly Quote: We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. J.K. Rowling

Stay safe and sound! We will make it through this with the help of God and our leaders. Cooperation and extreme care are what it takes. See you soon!

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:21-23

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