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Nature is a wonderful decorator


The ‘Silly Saints’, a clown ministry, recently visited ECCO.

The ‘Silly Saints’, a clown ministry, recently visited ECCO.

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32

What a wonderful time of the year. The days’ temperatures are in the comfortable 70s and the nights are just cool enough for an extra blanket. I find the wardrobe of Mother Nature to be at its finest during the fall.

Even the insects have a different chirp. It’s more like a low saw, and taking a few quiet moments you can hear as a slight breeze gives the drying leaves a rustling sound that’s only heard this time of the year.

An artistic spider has spun her gossamer web in the outside corner of my window attaching it to a nearby pumpkin I have setting atop a wooden barrel. Nature left alone has a wonderful style of decorating.

Sheldon said he would be perfectly content with the weather we’re having until around February, and then it could began to warm up. I agree.

Hats off to ‘Friends of ECCO’ from Cincinnati and Steve, our neighbor, for a great job on renovating the bathroom of a community member.

We were happy this week to host a group of 21 from the Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church located at Shelbyville, Ind. They are a group who participates in a clown ministry with Colleen Fouts as the coordinator called ‘Silly Saints’. They have a wonderful act with a message that goes straight to the heart. I was very impressed with their costumes and was told most were handmade, which was obvious by the great detail evolved.

During their stay they visited two nursing homes, Letcher Manor and Britthaven, and five schools. They also partnered with Fred Terry from the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church, who is the coordinator for a ministry called ‘Rushing Wind.’

This ministry includes a clown act with Carl and Liz Downey as its coordinators. They’re called ‘Sillies of the South’ or S.O.S.

They rounded off their stay by distributing clothing, bikes, shoes, household items, etc., to folks in the Cumberland area. They had a turnout of over 600 people. These gentle souls are a warm and caring group and are welcome to stay at ECCO anytime.

A meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, at the ECCO facility to update and inform the community about the plans for the prison project.

With that said, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. We should forgive and then forget what we have forgiven.

Community Bulle- tin Board: Gospel singing the second Friday of each month at ECCO’s chapel, beginning at 7 p.m., all welcome. ECCO will hold revival Oct. 11, 12, 13, and 14, at 7 p.m. at ECCO’s chapel with visiting ministers and singers. All are invited.

ECCO will be having Sunday evening worship services at the chapel each Sunday evening at 6 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 meet the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. Bible study Monday evenings at ECCO with John Doug Hays as teacher beginning at 7 p.m., all are welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: Clay Sturgill, Linda Maggard, Nancy Boggs, Stephanie Estep, Tim Maggard, Pearl Baker, Roger Shelton, Patricia Osborne, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, 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 the Middle East, 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.

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