Friday, February 29, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus

The Sheridan Community Chorus & Cattaraugus Community Chorus upcoming concerts:

Sunday, March 16 @ 7:00 PM at The Sheridan United Methodist Church - 2679 East Main Road (Route 20) Sheridan, NY (716) 672-2048

Tuesday, March 18 @ 7:00 PM at The Cattaraugus United Methodist Church - Washington & South Streets Cattaraugus, NY 14719 (716) 257-3583

Sunday, April 6 @ 6:00 PM at The Holy Trinity R.C. Church 1032 Central Avenue Dunkirk, NY 14048 (716) 366-2306

Thought for the day

"If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus

Please remember there is no Sheridan Community Chorus rehearsal tonight (2/28/08) at Sheridan United Methodist Church.

Today's Funny

Retirement Center

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: "John, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?"

John says, "I feel just like a newborn baby."

"Really!? Like a newborn baby!?"

"Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just pooped my pants."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tonight's rehearsals cancelled

The choir & chorus rehearsals for tonight are cancelled.

The weather reports for tonight & tomorrow are very threatening.

Keep safe...stay home...rehearse your parts.

The next rehearsal is Tuesday, 3/4/08 at Sheridan United Methodist Church.

Spring is here??

Yesterday (2/25) here in Western New York (Silver Creek, NY) I saw the first robin of 2008.

He was perched atop the garage staring down at Kacey (the world's best Golden Retriever) and I, wondering where all the tasty ground worms were.

Today, the weather report calls for 12" of snow.

I will be shoveling through the snow later this afternoon looking for the robin.

Today's Funny

A man decided that he was going to ride a 10-speed bike from one city to another. He got as far as the mountains when it just became too much and he could go no farther. He stuck his thumb out, but after 3 hours he hadn't gotten a single person to stop.

Finally a guy in a Corvette pulled over and offered him a ride. Of course, the bike wouldn't fit in the car. The owner of the Corvette found a piece of rope lying by the highway and tied it to his bumper. He tied the other end to the bike and told the man that if he got to going too fast to honk the horn on his bike and he would slow down.

Everything went fine for the first 30 miles. Suddenly, another Corvette blew past them. Not to be outdone, the Corvette pulling the bike took off after the other.

A short distance down the road, the Corvettes--both going well over 120 mph--blew through a speed trap. The police officer noted the speeds from his radar gun and radioed to the other officer that he had 2 Corvettes headed his way at over 120 mph.

He then relayed, "And you're not going to believe this, but there's guy on a 10-speed bike honking to pass."

~ Mikey's Funnies

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bud's World

Wit or Wisdom:
“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”
~ Will Rogers
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
~ Zig Ziglar
“Children are natural mimics…they act like their parents - in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.’
~ Unknown
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
~ Phyllis Diller

How to Lead a Church Choir (Continued from last week)
* Actively recruit singers: Advertise in the church bulletin or newsletter. Contact church members personally and get the word out that you want singers. Ask prospects in a direct way, saying, “We need some good singers with a great heart, some spare time and the willingness to learn music for our church choir.”
* Acquire appropriate music: Find easy-to-learn material that fits your church theology and the talent level of your singers. Try to perform music, which is uplifting, and entertaining for the choir and congregation. A happy choir is a growing choir.

I was just wondering:
Why are you “IN” a movie, but you're “ON” TV?
Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase?
If “Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares,” why is there a stupid song about him?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours?
Why do toasters have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no one would eat?
Why go to the top of a skyscraper, and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Today in history (February 24)
1996 – Cuba shot down 2 U.S. planes
1993 – 35th Annual Grammy Awards winner was Eric Clapton with ‘Tears in Heaven’
1991 – U.S. and its Allies began a ground assault on Iraqi troops in ‘Desert Storm’
1985 – Jim Kelly of The Houston Gamblers of the WFL passed for a record 574 yards in a game
1964 – Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight Boxing title
1917 – German plan to secure Mexico’s help against the U.S. revealed in the “Zimmerman telegram”
1903 – U.S./Cuba treaty enabled the U.S. to acquire a naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1836 – 3,000 Mexican troops began their assault on 182 Texans at the Alamo

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History of the Hymns

February 24, 2008 [Third Sunday in Lent]
‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’ (1989) Page 89
Words: Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933) Music: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’ comes from the ‘Poems of Henry van Dyke’ from 1911. Henry van Dyke (no…no relation to Dick), was recognized as one of the ablest Presbyterian preachers and leading liturgy figures in this country. In addition to achieving fame as a preacher, he served as a professor of literature at Princeton University from 1900 – 1923, was the moderator of his denomination, became a Navy chaplain during World War I, and represented the United States as an ambassador to Holland and Luxembourg under an appointment by President Wilson.
According to Tertius van Dyke, the son of the author, this hymn was written in 1907 while his father was on a preaching visit to Williams College, in Massachusetts. Coming down to breakfast, he placed the manuscript before President Garfield, saying:

“Here is a hymn for you. Your mountains (the Berkshires) were my inspiration. It must be sung to the music of Beethoven’s Hymn to Joy, the finale to the Ninth Symphony. It is one of the classical American hymns of praise to God for the beauties and wonders of nature. It is a joyous outpouring of the soul’s response to the beauty of creation seen in nature and in the lives of the redeemed.”

Meanwhile…1989…19 years ago…in the United States…
President: George H. W. Bush…V.P.: J. Danforth Quayle
Bread: 67¢/loaf, Milk: 54¢/qt., Stamp: 25¢, Min. Wage: $3.35/hr.
Best Picture: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy
Germans began demolishing the Berlin Wall
Billy Graham given a star on Hollywood Boulevard
Rev. Jim Bakker sentenced to 50 years in prison for fraud
‘42nd Street’ musical closed in NYC after 3,486 performances
The Walden Galleria Mall was opened in Cheektowaga

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Choir announcement

Tomorrow (2/24), the Sheridan United Methodist Choir will sing:

'All Hail the power of Jesus name' tomorrow morning. Warm-up @ 10:00 am in the sanctuary.

Church service begins @ 10:30 pm.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Today's Funny

An efficiency expert was delivering a seminar on time management for a company's junior executives. He concluded the session with a disclaimer: "Don't attempt these task-organizing tips at home," he said.

"Why not?" he was asked.

"Well, I did a study of my wife's routine of fixing breakfast," he replied, a little embarrassed. "I noticed she made a lot of trips between the refrigerator and the stove, the table and the cabinets, each time carrying only one item. So I asked her, 'Honey, I notice that you make a lot of trips back and forth carrying one item at a time. If you would try carrying several things at once you would be much more efficient.'"

He paused. "Did that save time?" one of the executives asked.

"Actually, yes," the expert answered, "It used to take her twenty minutes to fix my breakfast. Now I get my own in seven minutes."
~ Mikey'sFunnies

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus


After tonight's rehearsal, we have five more chorus rehearsals left before our concert at Sheridan United Methodist Church (Palm Sunday 3/16/08 @ 7:00 PM).
Please listen to your PracticeTrax every chance you get.
Begin inviting your friends and neighbors to the concerts.
We need your help!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Today's Funny

Cookies in Heaven?

An elderly man lay dying in his bed. In death's agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled down the stairs. With labored breath, he leaned against the door-frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven: there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies. Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?
Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted: the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life. The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those," she said, "they're for the funeral."

~ Mikey's Funnies

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thought for the day

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

2/19 Choir rehearsal

Yes, I'm watching the weather report. I will monitor it all day to make sure it's safe to have choir/chorus rehearsal tonight (2/19).

I just came inside from giving the snowblower its first real workout this winter.

I have put on dry socks and I'm trying to encourage Kacey to lay on my feet in order to warm them up.

Anybody up for a chorus road trip to Orlando, Florida?

Today's Funny

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

Patrick Young

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Bud's World

Totally useless information:

· On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Canadian Parliament building is an American flag.
· Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
· Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

How to Lead a Church Choir

“Leading a church choir takes a caring, yet stern and experienced choir director. The director must be determined, ready to work hard and have ample supply of prayers in time of need. The rewards and joys of a full choir singing religious songs during a service are triumphant. Follow these steps to realize this dream…
1. Organize all the formalities for an exciting and successful church choir. Set short-term goals and long term goals. Have a room with chairs, a dry erase board or blackboard, a piano, and someone to accompany the singers and schedule a weekly rehearsal.”
[eHow] (continued next week)

I was just wondering:

· Can you cry under water?
· What disease did “cured ham” actually have?
· Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
· How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
· How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
· Why do you have to “put your two cents in”…but it's only a “penny for your thoughts?” Where's that extra penny going?
· Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Today in history February 17

1985 – The price of a 1st class postage stamp rose from 20¢ to 22¢
1981 – The Chrysler Corp. announced the largest losses in U.S. history
1979 – China invaded Vietnam
1969 – Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash recorded an album together, which was never released
1968 – The Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, Massachusetts
1967 – The Beatles released ‘Pennylane’ & ‘Strawberry Fields’ albums
1943 – New York Yankees player Joe DiMaggio enlisted in the U.S. Army
1897 – The ‘Parent Teacher’s Association’ was formed
1817 – The City of Baltimore became the 1st U.S. city lit by gas
1801 – The U.S. House broke the Electoral College tie & chose Jefferson over Burr

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History of the Hymns

‘I Surrender All’ (1896) Page 354
Words: J. W. Van DeVenter (1855 - 1939) Music: Winfield S. Weeden (1847 - 1908)

For five years, Mr. Van de Venter wavered between the challenge of the Gospel ministry and that of becoming a recognized artist. After attending Hillsdale College, he was teaching art in Sharon, Pennsylvania. However, a revival meeting held in his Methodist Church changed his life. Here is how he tells it:
“For some time, I had struggled between developing my talents in the field of art and going into full-time evangelistic work. At last the pivotal hour of my life came, and I surrendered all. A new day was ushered into my life. I became an evangelist and discovered down deep in my soul a talent hitherto unknown to me. God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord. He caused me to sing.”
Dr. Billy Graham, wrote this tribute to Mr. Van de Venter:
“One of the evangelists who influenced my early preaching was also a hymnist who wrote ‘I Surrender All’ the Rev. J.W. Van de Venter. He was a regular visitor at the Florida Bible Institute (now Trinity Bible College) in the late 1930’s. We students loved this kind, deeply spiritual gentleman and often gathered in his winter home at Tampa, Florida, for an evening of fellowship and singing.”

Meanwhile…1896…112 years ago…in the United States…
President: Grover Cleveland…V.P.: Adlai E. Stevenson
Bread: 3¢/loaf, Milk: 6¢/qt., Average Income: $625/year
Top songs: ‘Maple Leaf Rag,’ ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’
Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll
Whitcomb Judson patented a hookless fastener, known as the zipper
The 1st car accident in the U.S. occurred when Henry Wells hit a bicyclist in NYC
The 1st public film in U.S. premiered in NYC (John Philip Sousa’s ‘El Capitan’)
The 1st electricity is transmitted from Niagara Falls to Buffalo
The “Cave of Winds” at Niagara Falls almost went dry
The Lancaster Opera House was built
A contract was signed for the construction of the footbridge in Silver Creek
W. P. Bignell was pastor of The Sheridan Methodist Church

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sheridan Choir

Tomorrow (2/17/08) the choir will be singing: 'All Hail the Power'
We will warm-up in the sanctuary at 10:00 am.
See you then.

Today's Funny

Do Cats Go to Heaven?

A cat dies and goes to Heaven. God meets him at the gate and says, "You have been a good cat all of these years. Anything you desire is yours, all you have to do is ask." The cats says, "Well, I lived all my life with a poor family on a farm and had to sleep on hardwood floors."

God says, "Say no more." And instantly, a fluffy pillow appears.

A few days later, 6 mice are killed in a tragic accident and they go to Heaven. God meets them at the gate with the same offer that He made the cat. The mice said, "All our lives we've had to run. Cats, dogs and even women with brooms have chased us. If we could only have a pair of roller skates, we wouldn't have to run anymore." God says, "Say no more." And instantly, each mouse is fitted with a beautiful pair of tiny roller skates.

About a week later, God decides to check and see how the cat is doing. The cat is sound asleep on his new pillow. God gently wakes him and asks, "How are you doing? Are you happy here?" The cat yawns and stretches and says, "Oh, I've never been happier in my life. And those Meals on Wheels you've been sending over are the best!"

Friday, February 15, 2008

Today's Funny

Any married man should forget his mistakes -
there's no use in two people remembering the same things.

Sheridan Community Chorus

There will not be a chorus rehearsal on Thursday, 2/28/08

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Today's Valentine Funny


DATING: The process of spending enormous amounts of money, time, and energy to get better acquainted with a person whom you don't especially like in the present and will learn to like a lot less in the future.

EASY: A term used to describe a woman who has the morals of a man.

EYE CONTACT: A method utilized by a single woman to communicate to a man that she is interested in him. Despite being advised to do so, many women have difficulty looking a man directly in the eyes, not necessarily due to the shyness, but usually due to the fact that a woman's eyes are not located in her chest.

FRIEND: A member of the opposite sex who has some flaw which makes falling in love with him/her totally unappealing.

INDIFFERENCE: A woman's feeling toward a man that is interpreted by the man as "playing hard to get."

IRRITATING HABIT: What the endearing little qualities that initially attract two people to each other turn into after a few months together.

SOBER: A condition in which it is almost impossible to fall in love.

LAW OF RELATIVITY: How attractive a given person appears to be is directly proportionate to how unattractive your date is.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus

Here is our tentative Sheridan Community Chorus Easter concert schedule:

Sunday, March 16 @ 7:00 Pm at The Sheridan United Methodist Church 2679 E. Main Road (Route 20) in Sheridan, NY (716) 672-2048

Tuesday, March 18 @ 7:00 PM at The Cattaraugus United Methodist Church Washington & South Streets in Cattaraugus, NY 14719 (716) 257-3583

Sunday, April 6 @ 6:00 PM at Holy Trinity R.C. Church 1032 Central Avenue in Dunkirk, NY 14048 (716) 366-2306

Today's Funny

A woman was working in her yard with the weed whacker, when she accidentally cut off the tail of her cat.

She ran screaming into the house, and told her husband, wondering what to do. He replied calmly, "Get the cat, and the tail, and we'll take them to Wal-Mart."

She was incredulous. "How could that possibly help?" she asked.

"Well," he replied, "they're the world's largest retailer."

~ Mikey's Funnies
Happy Valentine’s Day

Sources differ, but according to the Hallmark Historical Collection, at least eight ‘St. Valentines’ have existed. The most popular, by far, was a third-century young Christian martyr, Valentinus. Imprisoned for failing to worship false gods, Valentinus became friends with the jailer’s young, blind daughter. Legend records that he was executed on February 14, 269 AD. He sent the
maiden a farewell signed, “from your Valentine.”

From the Choir Loft
We need choir members, soloists, drama coordinator, reading parts, non-speaking parts, publicity, sound technician, video technician. We will be presenting the powerful Easter musical: ‘I’ve Seen Jesus’ at The Sheridan United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM. You will find our choir members to be friendly, caring people. No auditions necessary. Even if you can’t read music…we need you.

1. This topic comes as a surprise to you.
2. Your wife has had a new deadbolt installed on your front door.
3. You don't remember your shower radio having a 220-volt feeder.
4. You've got a divot in your head from the new golf club your wife gave you.
5. You've got a red mark on your face that bears a striking resemblance to the shape of your wife’s hand.

· “The Florist couldn't find your house, did you move?”
· “I sent a candygram. Someone must have eaten it.”
· “The Hallmark Store was closed, and I didn't want to send less than the best.”
· “I left a message on your answering machine to meet me for dinner. Where were you?”
· “I didn't know you liked jewelry.”
· “I thought Saint Valentine's Day was a Catholic holy Day.”
· “I thought we would do something different this year.”
· “You didn't remind me!”

Today in history
(With a “romantic flair”) on February 10

1990 - ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?’ by Michael Bolton hit #1
1974 – ‘The Way We Were’ by Barbara Streisand hit #1
1965 - ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’’ by The Righteous Brothers was #1
1940 - Frank Sinatra had his singing debut in Indianapolis with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
1937 - ‘Goodnight My Love’ by Benny Goodman was #1
1912 - ‘Oh, You Beautiful Doll’ by Billy Murray & American Quartet was #1
1870 – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), 34, married Olivia Langdon in Elmira, New York
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History of the Hymns

‘There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood’ (1771) Page 622
Words: William Cowper (1731 - 1800) Music: 19th Century ‘Campmeeting’ Melody

William Cowper, author of today’s hymn, was a famous English writer, his father was Chaplain to King George II and his mother was a descendant of Henry III. As a child he was “physically frail and emotionally sensitive.” His mother died when he was 6; he later remarked that there was never a day he had not mourned his mother's death.
At the age of eighteen, Cowper began to study law. Although he passed the bar, he made no attempt to practice his profession. In nine years of so-called law practice Cowper never felt worthy to serve people; nor could he attract business for himself. A concerned relative arranged for Cowper a clerkship in the House of Lords. Cowper felt so inadequate that he made several attempts to take his life.
Cowper became influenced by Christianity and discovered God’s saving grace through the encouragement of family and friends. Cowper recovered from the severe depression, but was continually disturbed with lesser bouts throughout his life. Cowper’s name will always be associated with that of John Newton (author of ‘Amazing Grace’), who remained his friend and pastor. Together they wrote many hymns familiar to us today (there are two of Cowper’s hymns in our hymnal). Newton saved Cowper from suicide several times. Being unable to hold a job, Cowper spent his time in literary pursuits and writing poetry. He had quite a large audience of people who read and enjoyed his writings.
Cowper moved to Olney, a village in Buckinghamshire, England in 1767, and stayed there for 19 years in close friendship with John Newton. In 1779, their joint hymn-writing efforts were published in a volume entitled ‘Olney Hymns,’ which contained 280 hymns by Newton and 68 by Cowper.

Meanwhile…1771…237 years ago…in the United States…
President: None…V.P.: None
By this time, some 50,000 British convicts were dumped on American shores
Construction of the Walnut Street Jail in Philadelphia (1st solitary confinement)
Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable founded the settlement now known as Chicago
Britain’s Parliament named Ben Franklin to a committee to investigate lightning rods

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Thought for the day

"The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it."

Doris Day

Today's Funny

What NOT to give her for Valentines Day:
1. A box of chocolates, clumsily rearranged in an attempt to hide the fact you ate all the caramel ones.
2. Lingerie that you think will look almost as good on her as on the Victoria's Secret model.
3. Any clothing item with the words "push-up" or "slim-down" on the label.
4. Any food item with the words "diet", "light", or "high fiber" on the label.
5. Any video starring Sylvester Stallone, Jim Carrey, or Angelina Jolie.
6. Flowers from a hospital's gift shop--or worse, a mortuary's.
7. Poetry, no matter how heartfelt, that starts out "There was once a girl from Nantucket..."
8. Anything you ever gave another woman, including your mother.
9. Any household appliance, power tool or other item from the harder side of Sears.
10. A gift certificate.
11. Cash.
12. Anything you could have bought at the gas station mini-mart on the way over, even if you didn't.
13. An apologetic look and the words "That was today?"
~ Mikey's Funnies

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thought for the day

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

Quentin Crisp

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Today's Funny

A minister’s widow, who was old-fashioned, was going camping for a week in California. She was nervous about the bathroom facilities and decided to write a letter to the campground owner. But as she was writing, she couldn't bring herself to write “toilet.” After much thought, the widow settled on "bathroom commode,” but when she wrote the word, it still sounded too coarse. Instead, she referred to the bathroom commode as "BC.”

So she began to write...

"Does the cabin where I will be staying have its own BC? If not, where is the BC located?"

In the process of filing, the campground owner lost the first page of the letter. Without noticing, he left the remainder of the letter on the desk of his staff manager who found the letter and was baffled by the acronym.

When he asked his wife what BC meant, she remembered the widow’s husband was once a famous Baptist preacher. "Oh, of course!” exclaimed the staff member. “BC stands for 'Baptist Church!'"

He immediately wrote a response to the widow’s letter:

Dear Madam, I apologize for the delay in answering your letter, but I have the pleasure of informing you that the BC is located nine miles north of the campground and is capable of seating 250 people at one time. I admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of people take their lunches along and make a day of it.

They usually arrive early and stay late. The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that right now there is a fundraiser planned to buy more seats for the basement of the BC. I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but it is surely no lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort, particularly in cold weather.

If you decide to come down to our campground, perhaps I could go with you the first time, sit with you, and introduce you to all the folks.

Remember, this is a friendly community.

Best wishes,

Ethan SmithCampground Manager

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today's Funny

A pastor, a rabbi, and a priest all walk into a bar.
The bartender rolls his eyes and says, "Oh no...Not this joke again!"
~ Mikey's Funnies

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Party

We had a great Super Bowl party last night at Golando's home.
I do believe by the reactions at the end of the game that there were more Giants fans than Patriots fans.
I was shocked at Lisa's vitriolic comments.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

From the Choir loft

The S.U.M. Choir will sing the following anthems:

2/3: 'I Just came to Praise the Lord'
2/10: 'No Other Word For Grace But Amazing'
2/17: 'All Hail The Power'
2/24: 'All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name'

Why not plan to join us? No auditions necessary.

Sunday 10:00 am warm-up / 11:30 - 12:00 noon
Tuesdays: 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Friday, February 1, 2008

Today's Funny

A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
A reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says "Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life."
"Why, it was nothing said the biker, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and did what I thought was right."

"I noticed a patch on your jacket" said the journalist.
"Yeah I ride with a Christian motorcycle club," the biker replies.
"Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow papers will have this on the front page. " The journalist leaves.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on first page: