Dateline: December 4, 2013 – Posted: 9:20 PM PST – Growth or Gridlock? We've heard from several reliable sources that discussions are ongoing about adding a second AM service. Many think this would increase attendance and congregational involvement.
So where's the rub? Apparently , the only way a second Shepherd's Grove service will be acceptable is on a schedule that does not interfere with the Tree of Life service at 11 AM.
This causes us to wonder... what are the priorities here? Is Shepherd's Grove growth important? Or is Tree of Life the part that's really essential?
We've heard too many side comments about how the SG congregation is dying off, and
how important younger worshipers are to our future. So where does this future reside
We also hear rumors about TOL becoming more involved in SG services and the Hour of Power. So, we asked a prominent Board member about this and we were assured that no such plans were being considered. Time alone will tell.
Meanwhile, Tree of Life continues to use facilities that are supported financially
by the Shepherd's Grove congregation. The least they could do is help us defray
Update: December 5, 2013 As soon as we posted the comments above, several additional
Dateline: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – Posted: 8:15 PM PDT – Its happened again! It seems an email blew out of Shepherd’s Grove, wafted across cyber space and landed in Penrod’s mailbox. For the second time in only a few months, another church member had been declared dead before his time. The first notification was initiated by Fred Barnes, head Elder and Church Board Member, apprising the masses it was our local member, Bob Canfield had passed away. It turned out it was a different Bob Canfield, an HOP viewer located in Texas. Oops! Wrong Bob.
Guess what? It happened again. This time our man Fred, declared Edwin Elliott had transitioned to the next dimension. You guessed it! Ed Elliott is alive and well. The correction email advised everyone, “Please do not send Ed’s wife, Martha any sympathy cards.”
Dateline: November 25, 2013 – From Sheila Schuller Coleman’s Facebook Page:
It is the week of giving thanks so I want to thank YOU for all your prayers for my parents! Thank you!!!
Dad has completed his radiation treatments. His radiology doctor said he was her best patient ever. Absolutely NO side effects, not even pink skin (sun burn), no need for Tylenol or even a Tums; still has all his hair and of course his sense of humor!
Because he has tolerated his chemo so well, his oncologist is giving him additional, stronger doses of chemo and he still has NO side effects! In January they will scan him to see if the tumor is shrunk. All they need to do is shrink it significantly as this is a slow growing cancer. So, I cannot report until January if all of this is working or not. I have teased the doctors about whether they are really treating him or not or if he is receiving placebo treatment.
Mom is nearly fully recovered from her stroke last March. She still has some limitations in her hand which frustrate her but she is able to do everything -
So I am thankful to God that they are doing so well! And grateful to you for all your prayers! They are working!!!
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In the News. . . Two more Board Members resign!
Posted: November 12, 2013 – 9:10 PM PST
Jim Kirkland, Webmaster for Pens Opinion, confirmed in a telephone conversation with Dr. Diane Highum, that both she and Ruby Rinker resigned from the church Board of Directors during a board meeting today. Dr. Highum cited personal reasons for resigning. Although Ruby Rinker could not be reached for comment, when two board member resign on the same day, there are certainly other issues. It was only a few short months ago that Board Member Chuck Trout resigned from the church board.
This is a breaking story and all of the details have not yet been pieced together. However, you can bet the operators of this website and its operatives will ferret out the full story and fully report it
One can bet when three highly respected and extremely dedicated board members resign, one a few months ago, and two more today, there are quite serious issues within the board.
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