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Current News and Events


 

Rev. Glenn Young Prayer Request Update:

There is an update on the prayer request for Reverend Glenn Young received from his wife Jan.  We need to renew our prayers for Glenn. Please see the Special Needs or Concerns page of the Members Section for details. 

Our Next Sunday Service:

Our speaker for next Sunday, May 19, 2024, 11:00 am will be Reverend John Cushwa. His sermon will be "The Engine that Powers the Churchand the Scripture reading will be Acts 2: 1-21.

If you are looking for a church home in the area, we encourage you to visit us.  You do not have to transfer a membership from your home church to be a member of ours.  All are welcome!

Tuesday Bible Study to Begin Again:

The Tuesday Bible Study facilitated by Doug Hilleboe will resume on Tuesday May 21 at 11:00 and meet for an hour every week at that time through September. Everyone is welcome and no additional materials are needed just your favorite Bible. We will be starting with Galations. 

Photos from our Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast which Followed:

On a beautiful chilly morning, the Easter Sunrise Service and the wonderful brreakfast which followed were bonding experiences. We give thanks for all who were there and all who participated in the song, service, and worship. We are truly blessed!

 

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Thanks to Those Who Filled our Easter Food Baskets:

Once again, the generosity of the community has overwhelmed us!  Thanks to you, we have filled our Eastter baskets with lots of healthy fresh produce, a nice ham, dairy products and much more plus great non-perishables for the pantries of 10 families (60 individuals) in need this Easter. With the monetary donations, we were even able to expand our original menu of items. Your response has filled the hearts of the Outreach Committee with joy.  Thank you so much!

Covered Dish Sundays Have Resumed:  

The Hedges Chapel Fellowship Committee has resumed Covered Dish events on the first Sunday of the month following Chapel worship service. The first was February 4 and a good time was had by all!  Delicious food items were provided and there was something for every palate. Thanks to the committee for putting on such an enjoyable fellowship hour. Please plan to join us! You do not have to bring a covered dish to attend. Come and enjoy good fellowship with us.

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Chapel Grounds Clean-up:

Thanks to Penny and Kenny Allen and many volunteers, the chapel grounds are in great condition for our Easter services. Larry Morris showed up with his shredder in tow and Dale Hampton with his trailer to haul branches. Sheila Hampton was our photographer.  Todd Wilkinson also volunteered his truck to haul branches.  Others armed with rakes, chain saws, or leaf blowers were Chris and Valerie Shunney, Dan and Liz Brown, Dan and Marjie McCandless, Walter Lewis, and David Main.  Their work took less than two hours!  

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New Chapel Directory :

The 2024 Hedges Chapel Directory is now available in the Fellowship Hall for those who live in or near The Woods.  Copies are being sent to all those who live out of the immediate area.  If you wish to receive a copy by mail, please contact the Chapel at hedgeschapelcouncil@gmail.com or leave a message on the Chapel phone 304-754-8258.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

Are your special days included on our chapel calendar of events?  if not, please send them to us.  We don't want to miss anyone!  

Past News and Events

Sharing our Blessings This Holiday Season:

Thanks to the wonderful concert by Steve Warner, Alan Terhaar, and Mary Etta Boesl, the Hedges Chapel Outreach Committee assisted 11 families with food this Christmas and 18 children received gifts of warm clothing.

We know from talking with the families that the fresh food and gifts for their children are so appreciated.  They asked us to pass along their thanks and Christmas well wishes to all who made the program possible with your donations and support. We appreciate being part of such a giving community!

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Photos L to R:  A typical family's non-perishable items filled a table, each family also got a turkey and a large bag of refrigerated items plus a pie (not shown), part of our bagging team, the distribution team.  (Photos courtesy of Kris O'Brien and Sheila Joy.  Thanks to all!

Fall Cleanup: 

Thanks to the efforts of a small army led by Penny and Kenny Allen, these photos show the great work the crew did on Saturday morning keeping the Chapel grounds beautiful and safe.  Helping Penny and Kenny in this effort were Dave Cooper, Susan and Larry Morris, Dale Hampton, Marji and Dan McCandless, Walt Lewis, Krista O'Brien, Todd and Atley Wilkinson and Valerie and Chris Shunney.

Thanks to each of you, and blessings!

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Whom to Call List Created:

if you want to get something done at Hedges Chapel, this Committee Leadership List will help you get the right person.  Thanks to all of them plus the many others who pitch in so willingly when called upon.  Since personal contact information is included on the list, you will find it in the members only section.

Chapel Food Chain Created:

In keeping with the mission of the Outreach Committee, committee member Jo Ann Abell has created and will coordinate a program to help with meal preparation for individuals or families who are experiencing a serious medical issue or crisis. Something as simple as preparing a meal can be important in reducing stress at a time when someone’s day is filled with doctor appointments, physical therapy, home care, insurance issues, filling prescriptions, and taking or administering medication in addition to their regular household duties. Thank you to those who have volunteered to prepare and deliver a home-cooked meal or provide a carry-out meal when day-to-day help is needed. If warranted, we may ask for more volunteers at a later date. To request assistance, please utilize the Chapel's prayer request system or contact us here.

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