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Keeping Christmas in our hearts


Go to our Facebook pages for announcements and pictures posted after each event, at www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center, https:// www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep.

Whew! We have been busy, busy at the center and the bakery.

Friday Nite Pickin’ (our weekly music event) was really great, as always. Will Caudill and RT 7 was the featured band and they performed very well.

The breakfast with Santa was such a success. Santa was held up between the North Pole and Hemphill and was a little late getting to us. The squeals of delight from the children when he made his grand entrance were joyful to hear. He came in dancing and singing and then sat for hours in a throng of children clamoring for his attention. Many thanks to Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas! You rock!

Sometimes with this hectic season we get bogged down with all our duties and financials and lose sight of the reason for the season. Faith and family are our strong suits here in these mountains where life has always been a challenge and has never been easy, especially in the wintertime. Depression (because of light deprivation as the season darkens, changing situations in families, separation anxiety, loss of jobs, addiction, etc.) tugs at the heart and mind. Statistics on suicide are up exponentially at this time every year.

I have a few coping helps in my bag of tricks so I’m going to share one that helps me keep Christmas in my heart each year. It is an old document I found in my grandmother’s things after she passed away. It reminds us of the needs and despair of some during this supposedly most joyful time of year. May we always keep Christmas in our hearts! Reach out for those who may need a bit of extra encouragement to keep standing upright during this festive season!

Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery is now taking orders for ourbread products to add to all your holiday gatherings and feasts. Sharon’s School House Rolls are most requested. You can always place orders by calling (971) 86SHEEP, (971) 8674337, or order on Messenger on the Black Sheep Facebook page! We can now take credit and debit cards. Visa, Master- Card, American Express, and Discover!

We have Wi-Fi now so kids and adults are better satisfied not being cut off from their electronic devices. We, also have a playground and a walking track so bring the whole family and visit us.

Hemphill

It’s a hate-free zone and you are invited!! Come and linger among friends!

Weekly Quote: Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

Schedule of Events:

Dec. 13: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Friday Nite Pickin’ 7:30 p.m. Ronnie Dale and the Li’l Opry Band

Dec. 15: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dec 18: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

John Ng’s Martial Arts 5:30

Dec. 20: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 21: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Friday Nite Pickin’ 7:30 p.m. Cross Country Bluegrass

Dec. 22: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 27: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Friday Nite Pickin’ 7:30 p.m. The Right Fork Ramblers

Dec. 29: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 1: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

John Ng’s Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 3: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 4: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Friday Nite Pickin’ 7:30 p.m. Will Caudill and RT 7

Jan. 5: Black Sheep Bakery opens at 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 8: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m.

John Ng’s Martial Arts 5:30

Friday Nite Pickin’: Children get in free when accompanied by an adult. Open mic at intermission. Family friendly environment.

Inclement weather policy: Check our Facebook page for cancellations. Cancellations will be posted at least two hours before any scheduled events.

For more information on events and catering: (971)-86-SHEEP, (971) 867- 4337.

Hemphill Community Center is located at the old Hemphill Grade School building at 2514 Hwy 317, Jackhorn, KY 41825.

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

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