The aforementioned mission to Kentucky has had a change in plans; currently, we will not be going to that church this year. Please be in prayer for the board as we are seeking God’s will and networking contacts to see where we will be going this year. We have one possibility at the moment; stay tuned!
We have plans to go to Kentucky on our next mission. Details are still being worked out. Please make your plans to go with us. If nothing changes we will leave on Wednesday May 31, 2017. With the exception of the advance crew, who will leave on Monday May 29, 2017. Additional info later.
Our brother Carpenter-in-Christ, Thomas Cobb, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. Funeral arrangements are as follows per Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley, AL:
“Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley, AL with the Rev. Kirby Smith officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM (EST) at Paran Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Rock Mills, AL. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 10:00 AM (EST) until the service hour (11 AM EST) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Baptist Hospice of Montgomery, http://www.baptistfirst.org/hospice, in his memory.”
Arnold Sparks, the father of Philip and David, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14. He was 94 years old.
Visitation will be Friday 6-8 PM Eastern time at Johnson Brown Funeral Home in Valley, AL. The Funeral will be at 10AM Eastern time on Saturday at Johnson Brown Funeral Home. Please keep the Sparks family in your prayers.
Below are photos from the BBQ fundraiser that the East AL CFC held in late April. Photos courtesy of Ruth Coggins.
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Our Mission 2016 destination has been announced. God has led us this year just down the road…to Midland City, AL, (just outside of Dothan) to help Mt. Enon Baptist Church build a new sanctuary building. The advance crew is planning to leave on Friday, June 3, with the official mission dates to be Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 15. (NOTE: make sure to program your GPS for Mt. Enon in Midland City…not Dothan because there is a Mt. Enon church in Dothan too!)
NOW is the time to contact Don Wall and get registered for the trip; it’s also time to be praying for it too! Pray that God would show you another brother in Christ, or another man who might need to fellowship with other Christian men, to invite along on this trip!
As a combination fund-raiser and meeting for all Carpenters and their families, there will be a Carpenter BBQ to be held in Waverly, AL, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. It will be from 11am to 4pm EST. Details are below; this event is open to everyone, not just Carpenters and their families (but it would also be a great opportunity to bring some recruits and introduce them!)
BBQ fundraiser for CFC
Saturday April 23
11am – 4pm EST
Plates – $9 (chicken or pork, slaw, stew)
Quart of stew $9
BBQ by the pound $9.00
Boston Butts – $30
Located behind the Waverly Community Center in Waverly, AL (home of the annual Waverly BBQ)
Advance tickets will be available soon, or purchase on day of BBQ
Everyone invited; new and existing Carpenters are invited especially for getting info and turning in paperwork for this year’s mission trip.