Thought for the week — The Holy Spirit turns “us” and “them” into “We.”

As I sit down to write my column, for this week, I have just heard ANOTHER negative add on TV. I will be so glad when Election Day has come and gone. I pray that whomever wins that we, as citizens, will support them. After all, they will be representing our state as well as nation. PLEASE go to the polls and exercise your rights by voting. If you don’t, you have no right to complain, as to how either is being run, in the future.

You are all invited to Cowles Chapel U.M. Church this Saturday, Oct., for their ANNUAL Country Ham Breakfast. They will begin serving at 6 a.m. and continue until 9 a.m.  The price is ONLY $10 for ALL YOU CAN EAT. Not only will you enjoy ham, but also bacon, sausage, breakfast casseroles, fruits, pastries, homemade biscuits, jellies, juice, coffee, and milk. The church is located at the corner of Critz Lane and Lewisburg Pike. 

On Saturday afternoon you are invited to Bethesda U.M. Church for their ANNUAL Fall Festival. This is a FREE Community Event. It will begin at 4 p.m. with activities for ALL ages. They will have a Bouncy House for the children, cake walk, pumpkin decorating, etc. You can enjoy live music by the Grateful Bluegrass Band, and then enjoy chili, hot dogs and homemade baked desserts. The church is located at 4814 Bethesda Road, in Thompson’s Station TN.

Today, Oct. 11, at Fifty Forward College Grove, attorney John Toy will be guest speaker. Lunch will be served at 11:30, with the program beginning at noon. (You should have made reservations for lunch by this past Tuesday). I am sure you can go for the lecture without reservations.

You are invited to Bethesda Public Library today at 5 p.m. to learn more about Medicare. There will be a program on “Understanding Medicare.” Call the library if you need more info.

Giving blood does not require much time. If you are able to give PLEASE go to Epworth U.M. Church on Wednesday, Oct.  24, from 1-7 p.m. This is sponsored by the American Red Cross and will take place at the Historic Church.

ALL Williamson Countians  are invited to the Community Prayer Breakfast. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9-10:30 a.m. The location is at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. A GREAT program has been planned for this event. The cost is only $5.

Congratulations to Zac and Casey Paris on the arrival of their new son. Luke Wade Paris was born on Saturday, Oct. 6 weighing 7 pounds, 11ounces. And he was 19.5 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Karen Paris (our County Trustee) and Wayne Paris. I understand all are doing well.

I have two dates in November that you need to go ahead and mark on your calendar. They are Saturday, Nov.3, and Saturday, Nov. 10. On the 3rd you are invited to Harpeth Lick C.P. Church for their ANNUAL Country Ham breakfast. On the 10th, you are invited to Bethesda U.M. Church for their ANNUAL Country Ham Breakfast. I will give you more details in my next column, but PLEASE mark your calendars now.

We were sorry to learn of the unexpected death of Gregory Patrick Moore. He made his home in Thompson’s Station with his wife, Jennifer Lynn Moore. A private family Celebration of Life was held at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Jane Graham Moore, and brothers, Brandon and Ben Moore. He was preceded in death by his father, Pat Moore. Our deepest sympathy is extended to each family member. 

The third Saturday of each month the Bethesda Public will be having a Book Sale from 10 a.m. until 2p.m. You never know what types of books you may find. The date for this month is Saturday, Oct. 20.

Today, Oct. 11, you are invited to N.H.C. Cool Springs for their Fall Festival. It will begin at 4 and continue until 6 p.m. This will take place in the parking lot of the facility. Billy Tarkington will provide live music. You can purchase a meal for $10 if you would like. ALL proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Middle TN.

Saturday, Oct. 27, has been designated as Kid’s Day Open House at the Peytonsville Fire Dept. It will begin at 11 a.m. This is in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. This is located at 4950 Harpeth Peytonsville Road.

If you enjoy good gospel music, then you are invited to Franklin Community of Faith Church of the Nazarene beginning tonight at 6 p.m. This will continue through Saturday, Oct. 13. They will have guest ministers as well as a large number of different quartets, soloist, trios, etc. If you need more info, call Gill Magee at 615-415-5850.

Once again we are asking for prayers for those who have been added to our prayer chain as well as those whom we continue to pray for. Those whom I have been made aware are Taylor Hamm, emergency appendectomy, Jacque Boyd, Linda Cotton, Austin Padgett, Keith Padgett, Jean Broadfoot, Lucy and  Pat Daugherty, Joel Pedrick, Billy and Katie Giles, Doris Hickman, Braxton Harrell, Dee Lynch, Ruby Jean Maxwell, Austin Cox, Austin Cole, Nellie Jo Stephens, Larry Westbrook,Sr.,Annie Lee Farrar,  Mary Ann Poteete, Gene Holt, Bernice Smithson, Delores Gilreath, Patsy Beard, Ronald “Pops” Sears, Linda Sisk,  Marie Bentley, Paris Bennett, Cleo Cowan,  Jessie Wray, Jim Hayes, Krystal Cothran, Brenda Johnson, Doug Harmon,  as well as others whom we pray daily for.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the families of Walter Officer, Kristi Howse Morris, Robert “Bob” Jones, Marvin Fly Sr., Roberta Wright Hulme, Greg Moore, Joanne Anderson, Steven and Sue Hinesley, and the 20 family and friends who were killed in the limousine accident, Janet Cathey Buchanan, as well as others whom we are not aware of.

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