Sugar Creek News • Mae Buice
We should thank God for the drizzly rain
We woke up to a drizzly-rainy morning here in Buckhead, but it didn't last long, but we thank YOU for any type of shower we might get. Now the sun is brightly shining.
Had good services on Sunday with good singing to start it off. Caleb and Lorri sang "My Chains are Gone" and, with Shannon joining them, "Because He Lives." I opened with "He is Not Dead" and an all-time favorite of mine, "On My Father's Side." Butch took his sermon from Galatians 5:16-26, talking to us about Christian living. On Sunday night he preached from Hebrews 9:24-28 about the three appearances of Christ on my behalf. There's a place not made by hands; He appeared in heaven on our behalf. From the time of creation He knew man would sin; He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. He offered to bear the sins of many and that He shall appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Both services were eye-opening and touched all of us.
I'm asking you to please remember this Saturday night, the 20th, at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. We are very much excited about having Glorybound from Canton with us in concert at 6 p.m. I have been approved to continue with our quarterly singings BUT if this one is not supported as I think it should, I will not book and will discontinue this favorite time of mine. It is embarrassing to me, the church and the honored guest to not sing and play to a full house. If I sound like I am begging, well I am. Our church is located at the corner of Greensboro Highway and Sugar Creek Church Road. Thank you for letting me get on my "soapbox."
On Saturday night we enjoyed our annual Fall Festival with a good crowd and with so much fun. Everything I took note of was carried on with a good time. Thank you to all that worked so hard to make this a successful festival. Even with the County Fair going on we still had a great crowd.
Our Christmas program is progressing right along in good time. Ruby is working so hard with those that will have parts. She asks that you please come to every practice.
This happened when I was away a couple of weeks ago and I didn't get the news until this weekend... We were so happy to have April Bell and Tara Elliott join. These are two of our great active young people and both are already taking part in church activities. April did a great job with her cupcake walk for the younger kids, thank you to both of you for your help, and we as a united church want them to know that we are "here for you." They will be baptized at a later date.
Ruby Guinn and Kim Johnson attended Homecoming services at Rutledge Baptist on Sunday.
Let me tell you about a good happening... There is going to be a big auction, special stuff, tools, electronics, appliances, Christmas toys, collectibles and so much more at ABC Auction Company in Crawfordville on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. No, Ruth and Cy do not pay me to advertise for them. I know firsthand that you'll get good buys and they stand behind what is sold at their auctions, so mark this one down as special and get there early and get a good seat. There's no buyers' premium for this sale.
I left church on Sunday and took off up off Salem Road in Covington for the annual reunion on my mama's side of the family. The Moon Reunion has always been a big one each year but we are dwindling down and fewer are attending. The food is always good and I'm always so happy to see my many, many first cousins, of whom I have remained close to, as well as most of the others. For several years we have had it in October, but next year it will go back to the second Sunday in August. This date goes way back to maybe the '30s when it originated with a birthday dinner for Grandma and Grandpa Moon. Both had August birthdays.
As it grew with each year it was eventually called "The Moon Reunion." I'm so glad, as I have so many happy childhood memories that occurred at these beloved reunions.
This Thursday night, the 18th, Changed 4 will be in concert at the Nicholson Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Clarke is working hard to keep this tradition going.
Remember the deadline for the Christmas shoe boxes is Oct. 28th.
We have a long list on our prayer list, so many sick, please remember these of whom God knows all about when you pray.
Quote from Guideposts: "Regret doesn't remind us that we did badly. It reminds us that we know we can do better." Each of us would do well to remember this quote and what it means.
So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.
Printed in the October 18, 2012 edition