Whitesburg KY

ECCO gearing up for holidays


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center

“He hath shewed thee O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.” Micah 6:8.

As the summer begins to wind down, we at ECCO are gearing up for, you guessed it, the holidays just around the corner.

I had an enjoyable trip with Sheldon and Marie to Louisa to see the McKameys at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, and let me tell you, if you don’t get a blessing from hearing these folks sing you’re dead and don’t know it.

Joy and Jack Bailey stopped by ECCO and I was delighted to see Betty with them. She looked great. Matter of fact she looks just like her mother Polly. From the looks of Betty it is evident that Joy and Jan are doing a wonderful job caring for their mother.

We are happy to welcome a new volunteer to our ECCO family. Joyce Sue Ganther has joined our band of some of the hardest working people in Eolia. I can easily say that because her first day of volunteering, along with Phyllis and myself, we made up 84 food boxes, and I want to tell you that is no easy task.

The next time she volunteered we gave out watermelons and cabbage, which was another hot and tiring job. I really appreciate these folks for all their hard work.

This weekend Chris, Doug and Karen visited from Cincinnati. Mary Anne had a birthday party to attend and couldn’t make it. They brought a trailer load of furniture Saturday afternoon, which they unloaded on the porch. By Sunday evening half of it was sold.

We are still having a half price sale on all summer items at our thrift store and some days we have all our summer clothing for 25 cents. We will continue the sale until the end of August or as long as the summer clothing lasts.

With that I’ll close with this thought for the day:

Be bold in what you stand for, but careful in what you fall for.

Community Bulletin Board: Gospel singing the second Friday of month at ECCO’s chapel beginning at 7 p.m., all are welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center, come and bring a guest. Bible study Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at ECCO with John Doug Hays as teacher.

This week our prayer list includes Roger Shelton, Pearl Baker, Patricia Osborne, Verdell Sturgill, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Stephanie Estep, Don Brown, Jack and Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer all those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, the crisis in Syria, our president and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next week from the folks at ECCO, God bless.

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