This Sunday’s service will be at 10:00am at Rotary Park pavilion, 224 Wilson Street —
From Master Street, turn on Ford St (by hometown bank). The park is at the end of Ford Street. You’ll need to take a left and immediate right and go along the park to the pavilion. Parking is in a lot on the left across from the playground.
We will worship with Corbin Presbyterian and First Baptist Church.
A pot luck will be held after the service. St. John’s is asked to provide drinks and a dish to share. If you can, bring a gallon jug of your favorite drink. Fried chicken will be provided.
Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly. Matthew 15:28
One of the exciting events for me at St. John’s this week was the meeting regarding the Grow Appalachia Project. A number of members (Paula and Linda Bain, TJ and Jason Jackson-Beams, Gay Nell Conley, Bruce Cory, Anne Day Davis, Irene Isaacs, Elmer Parlier, Dura Anne Price and Mary Swinford) gathered to begin talking about the project and how we want to participate.
There was lots of good thinking and discussion. We learned we had lots of different visions about the project. Some of us thought we’d have one big community garden. Others thought we’d just offer plots that individuals or families would garden. Some of us wanted to see 10-20 plots, while others wanted to start small with 6 plots. Some of us thought people could have gardens in their backyards, while others wanted to start just with the plots in our park.
Then there were a variety of tasks to accomplish — Making an 811 call to check for utilities, soil testing, planning the classes, networking with the various local farmer’s markets, discovering who in our neighborhood would be interested in having a garden, and creating forms to participate and expectations of participants. The 811 call needs to happen before we can have our area tilled and a cover crop planted for the fall.
By the end of our meeting, we agreed to have 6 plots in our park for individuals and families. We staked out the area. I agreed to go with Irene Isaacs to see the Grow Appalachia project in London, which was one of the original projects. It’s run by the Laurel County African American Heritage Center. Wayne Riley is the Site Coordinator.
Mr Riley was so helpful and had much information to share — forms, running the classes, processes, and he agreed to come to our meeting on Wednesday to answer all of our questions. He is willing to help us in any way he can.
There are many details to be worked out and this project requires great faith! From our Gospel this Sunday, we know that persistence wins out.
Enjoy the photos from Grow Appalachia in London and come join us this Wednesday, August 20, from 5:00-6:30. NOTE: The Wednesday evening service will start at 6:30 this week.
This week I will be in Corbin on Friday. My Sabbath Day will be Thursday.
Daughters of the King meets this Wednesday, August 20, 4pm. All women are invited to become part of this prayer and support ministry of St. John’s. Please see Shelia Phillips if you’d like to join. If you have special prayer requests, also let her know. We are fortunate to have this important ministry!