ASSEMBLY TIMES: - SUNDAY Morning Bible Classes 9:30 AM; - SUNDAY Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM; - SUNDAY Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM; - And, WEDNESDAY Night Classes 7:00 PM
The annual Watermelon Supper was held after the Sunday night service on June 28, 2020 under the covered awning between the church building and the activity building. Everyone enjoyed eating Pennington watermelons and getting a chance to fellowship together.
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Several of the children in the youth group had a car wash on June 28, 2020 to raise money to purchase clothing for some children for the upcoming school year. They had a great time while doing a great service for children in need.
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The Quarterly Fellowship luncheon was held on March 15, 2020 in the Activity Building. Due to the Corona Virus scare, our attendance was much smaller than normal. But even with that, everyone who attended had a great time eating home-cooking and visiting with each other. Palestine Mayor, Steve Presley, ( a local pharmacist) spoke to the group by giving facts about the Corona Virus. He told everyone that there was a good chance that most of the people will get the virus, but it won't be nearly as bad as the media is reporting. Some will get it and never even know that they have it. Others may have symptoms similar to a cold or sinus condition. We need to all remember that God is in control, and He will see us through this. Let us keep our focus on our eternity and not get caught up in temporary distractions that satan puts in our way.
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The February Monday Night for the Master was held on February 25th in the Activity Building. We had 45 who showed up to enjoy a meal together and then do various tasks around the building. Those jobs ranged from working the kitchen, to signing cards, to re-filling the pews with visitors cards, to changing light bulbs, to picking up trash on the church grounds, to anything else that needed to be done. We appreciate all of those who were willing to give their time.
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The Crockett Road Church of Christ 2020 Chili Cook-Off /Cake Auction was held on February 23rd after the evening worship service. There were 16 entries in the chili cook-off, and all of them were very good. There were 28 desserts in the "Silent Auction", and they provided a lot of entertainment as people had fun bidding against each other and picking at each other.
The winners of the Chili Cook-Off were: 1st Place, Dwight Franklin; 2nd Place, Audrey Manuel; 3rd Place, Billy Lane. There were many others who could have won, because there was some delicious chili brought for the luncheon.
Following the chili supper, the results were announced from the silent auction. There were all kinds of delicious desserts that were available for the sweet lovers in the crowd. The youngest who prepared desserts were Avery Bell, Haylee Krumnow, Kahlei Franklin, and Lily Rader. The dessert that brought the highest bid was Kathy Chambless' banana pudding which was purchased by Ben & Keri Rhone for $155. Those who donated the most for the night were: Gary & Toni Warren $300; Luke Lane $190; Oree and Donna Costlow $190; Truman & Susie Tate $155. The youth group took in $3005 after all the donations for the chili supper and bake sale were totaled. We appreciate all of those who attended, those who prepared food, and those who purchased desserts.
Below are the details from the cake auction:
Dessert Donated by Purchaser
Fudge Brownies Avery Bell Becky Barnes for $30
Splenda Carrot Cake Marty Nash Graham Williams for $50
Splenda Carrot Cake Marty Nash Sheron Carder for $20
Chocolate Sprinkle Delight Kahlei Franklin Gail McInnis for $50
Carrot Cake Becky Barnes Luke Lane for $50
Seattle Cheese Cake Virginia Stanaland Jim Ricard for $50
Chocolate Cov. Strawberries Avery Bell Alison Rader for $50
Cream Cheese Pound Cake Jill Camp Steve Camp for $50
Dr. Pepper Cake Zoe & Rachel Beil Clayton Collins for $60
Honey Pecan Pie Keri Camp Gary Warren for $150
German Chocolate Cake Carol Ann Cartwright Tim Jones for $100
Monster Cookies Karen Jones Dwight Franklin for $25
Banana Pudding Kathy Chambless Ben Rhone for $155
Strawberry Pound Cake Anonymous Oree Costlow for $15
Banana Pudding Jennifer Sparks Luke Lane for $130
Banana Pudding Donna Costlow Truman Tate for $55
Sour Cream Coffee Cake Donna Costlow Jim Ricard for $35
Italian Cream Cake Deanna Chapman Truman Tate for $100
Strawberry Cake Jenna Howell Gary Warren for $150
Strawberry Cheese Cake Alison Rader Avery Bell for $40
Italian Cream Cake Audrey Manuel Donna Costlow for $105
Red Velvet Cake Alision Rader Clint Satterwhite for $30
Butter Pound Cake Lily Rader Henry Baker for $100
Pecan Cake Loretta Young Beth Freeman for $60
Red Velvet Cake Balls Sheila McCullough Oree Costlow for $30
Banana Nut Bread Sheila McCullough Ann Holland for $25
Chocolate Eclair Haylee Krumnow Grace Gurganus for $75
Butter Pound Cake Haylee Krumnow J.B. Matlock for $60
The annual Valentine's Banquet Luncheon was held on February 11, 2020 in the Activity Building. There were 41 in attendance at this year's banquet. The meat was provided, and everyone brought a dish to go along with it. The food was great! After enjoying a delicious meal together, everyone enjoyed competing in some friendly competition. You can tell by the pictures that everyone had a great time.
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The Crockett Road Church of Christ installed two new deacons after the morning worship service on February 2, 2020. Doug Rader and Steve Camp had their names put before the church two weeks earlier with requests that if anyone had any scriptural reason why either man should not serve as a deacon, to please bring it to the elders attention. The elders got nothing but positive comments on both Doug and Steve. Both of them have been faithful servants in the church for many years, and we know that they are going to be excellent deacons. They are good Christian men who have a desire to serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We appreciate both of them very much.
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The Crockett Road Church of Christ youth group attended the University Youth Summit in Tyler, Texas, on February 1, 2020. The
University Youth Summit gave them an opportunity for great fellowship and fun, and it was so uplifting and edifying for everyone in the group!
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Jerame and Rodney have been going to the nursing home every Sunday for a year now. They meet in the Chapel to bring a short church service. It’s for who ever wants to take the Lords supper(communion) in remembrance of Jesus’s Death. They also sing songs of praise to God and open and close with a prayer. The nursing home residents are not usually able to leave to go to church outside the nursing home, so Jerame and Rodney bring the church service to them. Thank You Jerame and Rodney for your "extra effort" for others. God can use all of us, if we are willing to do His will.
The January Monday Night For The Master kicked off the new year with 51 brothers and sisters in Christ who came to fellowship together and do various jobs at the church building. The night started off with Barbeque Brisket, link sausage, potato salad, baked beans, and homemade desserts. We would like to thank Doug Sumrall for the main meal and Carol Ann Cartwright, Pam Gallaway, Joyce Matlock, Jane Grumbles, and anyone else who brought desserts. Everything was delicious.
Following the meal, everyone divided up in groups to sign cards, replace light bulbs, restock the pews with visitor's cards, update the members photograph board, wash communion vessels, work with Lads to Leaders, pick up trash on the church grounds, and clean the kitchen after the meal. We really appreciate all of those who gave of their time to serve our Lord.
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Jessie Kraus celebrated her 101st birthday on January 22nd, 2020. She got a certificate from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a birthday card with an autographed picture from former Dallas Cowboy Ed "Too Tall" Jones, and a LOT of birthday cards from friends. Congratulations Jessie! We Love You!
The annual Give Me The Bible Banquet and Conference was held on January 25, 2020 in the Crockett Road Activity Building. The day started off with coffee, orange juice and donuts as everyone was able to visit with old friends before the banquet started. Dr. John Hobbs had a display of Biblical materials and books that he made available at a discounted rate for those in attendance. As the conference started, we had some beautiful congregational singing led by several men. It was great! Jason Sparks presented a wonderful lesson to the crowd on "Opportunities To Do Good To All Men." Those in attendance were then brought up to date on the T.V. Ratings, Correspondence Course Report, and other information on the Give Me the Bible Program. Steve Handley updated the group on his work in the prison ministry. Kris Groda brought everyone up-to-date on Facebook and Youtube access to the Give Me the Bible programs and our need to use these resources as opportunities to share the programs with others.
We had a delicious lunch. Brother Doug Sumrall prepared a delicious meal of smoked brisket, smoked link sausage, smoked ham, potato salad, and baked beans. Ladies from the Church brought desserts. After lunch, we had more congregational singing and then heard a wonderful lesson from Joe Hancock on "Opportunities To Preach the Gospel." It was a wonderful day, and it was so good to be together with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ whose desire is to spread the gospel to the lost.
We would like to thank Charles McCollough, Glenda Baskin, Beth Freeman, and Pam Gallaway for serving the meal and drinks, for their work in the kitchen, and for cleaning up afterwards.
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The ladies class gave Deanna Chapman a birthday party to celebrate her 60th birthday on January 21st after Bible class. Happy Birthday Deanna! We love you!
Such an amazing and uplifting weekend at CYC Dallas 2020 with some of our youth from Crockett Road Church of Christ. We enjoyed beautiful singing, edifying lessons and being with so many young Christians.
"Listen to the word of the LORD.... My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:1 & 6 (NASB)