Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right hand upholds me; And thy gentleness makes me great.” Psalm 18:35
Looking out the window, in spite of 33 degrees I can see bushes blooming and the grass greening up even though Old Man Winter has blustered in with what I hope is his last breath of freezing weather.
Last week we welcomed Veterinarian Kellie Bradford with his wife and daughter to ECCO, where he gave exams and shots to pets for a minimal fee. Because I was misinformed, I wrote in my previous column the services would be free and I apologize for that. We are grateful to this family from Florida for bringing their mobile client to our community and treating pets at such a low cost.
Since folks have been inquiring about the Eolia Youth Group and after talking to Kelly Addington, this is what I learned. They begin with devotions, do crafts, play games, sometimes watch a movie, have snacks and just have a good time socializing in a Christian atmosphere. This summer they plan to meet at the Eolia Community Park for sports and outdoor games.
The Eolia Community Park Committee met at ECCO and voted to purchase games and sports equipment for the Eolia Youth Group. ECCO and the Eolia Community Park Committee fully supports the efforts of Kelly and Mindy and are so pleased to see with each passing week more youth participating.
We have a date set in May for our revival, which will take place at the ECCO Chapel with Minister John Doug Hays. I’ll have more details later.
I recently learned from friend Phyllis Pennington that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and I’m asking everyone to lift Phyllis up in your prayers.
With that, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength. Eolia
Community bulletin board as follows: Eolia Youth Group meets each Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. at ECCO community room. Bible study with Brother Dave or Brother Rick Hunter each Monday evening at 7 p.m. at ECCO community room. Kid’s Time each Friday at 10 a.m. at ECCO community room. Eolia Community Park Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO community room. Good News Club meets each Wednesday at Eolia Mission for ages 3 and up, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge’s Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest.
This week our prayer list includes: Phyllis Pennington, Marie Starr, Stephanie Estep, Ruth Halcomb, Billy Dixon, Kathy Morton, Gary Gaithner, Johnny Maggard, Lois and Columbus Sturgill, Nora Walker, Don Brown, June Maggard, Ralph Nease, Jeff Chapman-Crane, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in your prayers the people of Japan, conflict in the Middle East, our military troops all around the world, our president and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.
Until next time from the folks at ECCO, God bless.