VISIT THE FARM & ARTISAN BAKERY AT UCA
Under the leadership of John Kershner, The Farm at UCA (Instagram) is your destination for fresh lettuce varieties, tomatoes, peppers, and a variety of other fresh produce. You won’t want to miss out on this healthy fresh food.
UCA’s Artisan Bakery (go to that link to find out hours and product availability) produces whole wheat bread, pecan sticky buns, several bagel varieties, focaccia breads, and much more. This writer can personally attest to the fact that Artisan’s English muffins are so flavorful they can be eaten without any spreads, and you don’t want to miss out on any of their other goodies either. Your website person tried the fresh-baked English muffins personally, and they’re so flavorful and delicious that you can eat them as is, if you want. You’ll definitely want to do some shopping.
The Little Market on 195 has ended for this season.
FREE MATTRESSES AVAILABLE
The McCombs family has several mattresses they are wanting to get rid of ASAP. If you or anyone you know know needs a bed and doesn’t mind their used status, please call Junelle McCombs. They can deliver beds within reason for a small fee, or you can call Junelle to make arrangements for pickup.
- One older double bed firm mattress with box springs that has not been used much. It comes with a collapsible metal frame (no headboard).
- Two XL twin NEST brand mattresses that have a few stains on them but are very nice mattresses. No box springs. One is medium firm and one is soft. You can put them together to make a king-sized bed, or they are happy to donate them separately. Foam wedge (new) could be included for $15 to fit in the crack to even things out for the king-sized option.
- One regular plush twin sized mattress. Very nice condition. No box springs.
U-PICK BLACK WALNUTS FOR BAKING
A gentleman living in South Hill has a number of black walnut trees. The nuts are good quality and ready for baking projects. He’s inviting anyone from our church (and anyone you might pass this along to) to come by his place this week and pick up walnuts for our own use at no cost.
Black walnuts are great for homemade fudge, brownies, or other baking. The time limit is that he doesn’t want to be stuck with this situation once there’s snow on the ground, so it would be good to go sooner rather than later, perhaps as a fun family activity with the kids for fall. Give Gene a call to get his address or just more information.
SERVICES ARE IN-PERSON, WITH NEW STATE HEALTH MANDATES
Both students and church members wanted to be together in one church service. Neither group wanted separate services, so Sabbath School is from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. each Sabbath, and church is at 11:00 a.m. starting with song service.
In compliance with state directives, we ask that everyone attending church wear a mask or face shield over nose and mouth while inside the church, regardless of vaccination status. There will be a designated person at the door at church to provide masks and guidance if needed. (Be gentle with the designated person; they’re going through this along with everyone else.)
Due to our unique situation with the high school and elementary school, and our desire to help prevent students and vulnerable church members from becoming sick or our schools from closing, we ask attendees who can’t mask (over both nose and mouth) to join us on the YouTube channel where church services are live-streamed. We are ready to bear one another’s burdens and care for each other’s vulnerabilities.
We realize some will feel this is too strict and some will feel it’s not strict enough; please feel free to ask questions about your concerns. It was not an easy decision and came down to a lot of discussion and prayer to balance risks with fellowship. Masking at church is an unwanted challenge for all of us, but with God’s help we can pull together and prevent outbreaks of the new, highly communicable Delta variant that could close things down. Thank you for your understanding as we cope with these temporary measures. These steps will be revisited by the board each month to adapt over time as circumstances improve. May God grant each person a special Sabbath blessing.