I am sure all of us has wondered that from time to time. Each week seems busier than the next and the days seem to run into each other and sooner than you realize, months just fly by and it seems lately, it’s the years that fly by! Where does the time go? We wonder how our kids have grown when we just turned around for a minute. We wonder who that person in the mirror is, when a young spunky thing was just there a little while ago. Some of us even wonder where our feet went….(you know what I mean! LOL) Where does the time go?
So that brings me to the point…. You may be wondering “hmmmm, I wonder whatever happened to the Promise Newsletter. Are they still printing it? Did I miss it?” OR maybe not. But for those who do…. The time just flew! Flew right on by and we were deciding if we were still going to publish it or if we were going to go digitally with it, or do video instead of written articles. Decisions, decisions and then whoosh! There went the time. There were quite a few activities that took place since our last newsletter such as Mother/Daughter Banquet, Father’s Day Luncheon, Fourth of July at the Formans, The summer break of CWF. (By the way, that starts up again September 7th!!), Teen Challenge came to give us testimonies, we had a baby dedication AND a wedding all in one service! (different couples *wink *wink), we had several Final Fridays, several birthdays, a passing of one or our beloved members, put away the Christmas decorations (we’ll be taking those back down in about 50 days) and an engagement! We sure have been busy here at FCC!
We have some pretty cool things planned too with the upcoming holidays! Hopefully you will get to read about them before next summer’s edition on the Promise. (*wink) Anyway, so that’s what happened, or didn’t happen, with the Promise and I will try to be more diligent in getting the Promise out in a more timely manner; but I need your help with that...I NEED ARTICLES! Please submit your own written articles (not just things you find interesting on the internet) via email to email@example.com. We want articles that come from you and telling us what is going on in your life. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, vacations, how God has touched your life, anything. Otherwise, see you next summer!! LOL.
CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S FELLOWSHIP by Anna Racavich
At the close of the CWF meetings for the year, the women ended it with an outing instead of the regular one held in the Fellowship Hall.
The ladies piled into the church bus looking forward to a very tasteful and filling lunch at the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant. They were not disappointed as the lunch was very filling and very tasteful. The service was exceptionally good and the help very pleasant.
We were delighted that Romaine Miller and her daughter Cindy were able to join us at the restaurant. They have been members of our church for many years but have been unable to attend recently. Romaine was our Sunday school teacher for the Crusader Class and is greatly missed.
After lunch, they all piled into the bus again and headed to John Knox Village where they enjoyed tea and cookies for desert along with more fellowship. Romaine's apartment is on the l7th floor with a fabulous view of the ocean and Pompano. Discussions were held concerning our future meetings as to what we should continue and any new additions needed. Bobbi Milla will have the program for the first meeting coming up on September 7th.
Do mark your calendar so the meetings will fit into your FALL schedule. We are looking forward to our regulars coming and, of course guests. Guests are not required to bring a dish, it is our treat.
ATTENTION LADIES OF THE CHURCH - For our newcomers CWF is a group of women that get together to help take care of the needs of the church. We pray, have a luncheon, and very informative and interesting programs are given by the members, along with discussions and decisions that need to be made. There us much opportunity for spiritual growth and opportunity to meet one another. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall so do come and let us get acquainted with you.
Mother-Daughter Banquet 2016
The Mother/Daughter banquet this year definitely stood up to its reputation of being the event of the year! The theme was “Trees” and it taught us about how Christians are grated into a Jewish Olive tree and how we are all a part of God’s plan. We were told how the righteous will flourish like a palm tree. Speaking of palm trees…. What wonderful decorations there were in the Fellowship Hall for the banquet. All the poles in the Fellowship Hall were decorated like palm trees with real palm leaves! The color green was used on all the tables and it was absolutely gorgeous! As a centerpiece, each table had an olive oil dispenser that was given as a prize at the end of the evening. The stage was decked out in forest décor and a cute little skit as put on about Three Trees that was re-written in poem form. The trees were Angela Eschbach, Sofia Albarran, and Skyler Milla.
There were also three woodcutters played by John, Alyssa, and Daniel Forman. We also had Jesus who was played by Aiden Albarran. The skit was humorous as well as thought provoking when you realize that just because you may have a plan for your life doesn’t mean that God has the same plan for your life and God’s plan is always better. The food was delicious as usual with a hint of Caribbean flare. Amanda Gaddis did a wonderful job of doing the menu and cooking and it was so delicious! We were also blessed by the children’s Sunday school class singing songs of praise. It is always nice to hear the voices of children lifted up to give glory to God! The end of the banquet closed with the band Book of Life and singing praises. What a wonderful evening and a lot of fun! I hear that the plans for next year’s banquet are already in the works!! We are looking forward to see what Ms. Lorrie Wilhelm has up her sleeve next year! She always manages to do such a wonderful job, works so hard to put all of this together for us each year, and always remains so humble when credit is bestowed upon her. You deserve the kudos Lorrie, thank you for all you do!!
Father’s Day By David Milla
On June 19th after church we had a great event Honoring Fathers.
Though fathers have been revered at all times by civilizations across the globe ironically what was missing until the last century was the official recognition of the significance of fathers in one’s life. Father's Day story is the tale of realization of the need for a Father's Day festival primarily by Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Washington. History narrates Sonora's unflagging struggle to officially set a day to honor all fathers. Thanks to Sonora, today Father’s Day is celebrated in a large number of countries around the world.
Father's Day has become a hugely popular event. World over people thank their father and pay tribute to them. Most commonly children gift Father's Day cards, ties, and flowers to their father.
Until just 2 years ago we didn’t have a Father’s day dinner at FCC. Sure we made the fathers compete in chili cook offs or bake cakes but seldom a dinner lovingly prepared by their church family. Thanks to Bill Racavich, we are able to enjoy a manly celebration. With a “Manwich Meal” and some great singing, a good time was had by all.
Octogenarian? ….you say? No, it’s not an eight legged underwater creature or a person that makes eight sided signs that make you hit your brakes; but an Octogenarian is a wonderful human being who has been on this earth for at least 8 decades and we want to honor our church’s Octogenarians this October 30th after the service. We will be having a luncheon and will announce more in upcoming bulletins.