Saturday, May 6, 2017

Big Yard Sale set to begin this Thursday

The town-wide yard sale isn’t for another month, but in the Sooner State folks are just likely to jump the gun on selling and finding bargains.  The Cumberland Presbyterian Elementary Youth are holding a yard sale at 323 Suwannee in Burns Flat beginning this Thursday and continuing through Saturday. 

Why a 3-day sale?

The answer is because they have too much to sell in one day and bargains arrive new each day. You will want to buy something every time you stop in.

Why should I go to this yard sale?

The answer is that these sales help send elementary youth to church camp this June.  Camp is a place where many transformations take place but it costs $300 per child to go to camp.  It is expensive but well worth it.

So what are those who can’t afford it to do?  Raise money!  Selling hotdogs at Atwoods, silent auctions, and yes—a 3-day yard sale helps these youth earn their way to camp.

These youth belong to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat, Oklahoma.  You may have seen them handing out Gospels of John or blue wrist-bands that say:  God loves you – Love one another.  This week they need a little boost to get them to camp.

Donations are being accepted starting Monday and continuing through the week.  The sale begins on Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m.  Donate something that you don’t need anymore.  Buy something that you can’t live without.  Send a kid to camp!

Yard Sale
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
11-13 May 2017
323 Suwannee

8 am to ???

Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624

Friday, May 5, 2017

Class of 2017 Baccalaureate to be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday

The Class of 2017 cordially invites you to worship the Lord and celebrate the forthcoming graduation of these young men and women at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  This year’s Baccalaureate will be held at the Burns Flat-Dill City High School Cafetorium on 7 May 2017.

Baccalaureate is a Christian worship service held in an academic institution for and often by the graduates of the institution.  The service is believed to have originated at the University of Oxford, England in 1432.  At that time every graduate receiving their “first” or bachelor’s degree offered a homily, often in Latin.  Our community is blessed to continue these services in this century with these high school seniors.  This year, the graduates present the entire worship service. Please worship God with these graduating men and women.

Class of 2017

Lindsay Nichole Ayers            Denby Max Blankenship
Kelsey Taylor Briggs              Cameron Corteze Carter
Christopher Dale Clark           Kirsten Marie Cooley
Katrina Charlotte Cowley       Brenden Strider Forest Estep
Brooklynn Danette Fricks       Marcus David Mouser
Joshua Tyler Mulkey               Nicole Star Nettles
Landry Jayden Norris              Lance Henry O’Neil
Nikita Rene Breanne Pyeatte  Nathan Daniel Ross
Brianna Rose Rush                  Lilly Ann Schneberger
Jarrett Reed Selman                Parry Dwayne Sharbono
Cody Alan Shropshire             Destiny Rose Standridge
Ethan Lane Stangl                   Kyle Ellis Theesen
Joshua Michael Wilmoth

The Burns Flat – Dill City Ministerial Alliance consists of the following churches.

Burns Flat                                            Dill City

First Baptist                                        First Baptist
Living Waters – Assembly of God    Grace Baptist
Cumberland Presbyterian

Please join the Class of 2017 as they lead worship for all who will come in the name of the Lord.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt Blesses Many

The weather cooperated and more than 150 egg hunters arrived from places near and far, mostly near, as over 5,000 colored eggs full of candy and prizes awaited children up to the age of 12.  Supplies were gathered and eggs were stuffed in the weeks preceding the event.  At 8:30 on Saturday morning, over a dozen volunteers under the direction of Missions Team Leader Heather Spence assembled at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and distributed the eggs into four age specific sections.

This was a community event sponsored by the church but it was not about honoring the Easter Bunny.  Prizes included children’s Bibles, wristbands, erasers, and other prizes with messages reminding the recipients that God really does love them.  Volunteers circulated among the adults and children with that same message:  God loves you!

The methodology was to lure the children to the event with eggs of all colors, candy, and prizes; then to ambush them with God’s love.  Several years ago, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church adopted the Easter Egg Hunt as a mission.  It has been embraced by the community.  This year, monetary donations exceeded $1,100.  There were also many gifts-in-kind.

Local Businesses that donated were Crown Geochemistry, Washita State Bank, Great Plains National Bank, Gret’s, Burns Flat Hardware, Pendleton’s Truck Stop, and Long John Silver’s of Clinton.  MODA once again donated prize baskets.  Individual donations included the Leon Williams family, the Donna Townsend Family, the Robert Wascom Family.  Donations in the form of Memorials were made in the names of Tonia Duncan and others in the names of Barbara and John Wascom.

(Above:  Drew Walker finds many treasures).

(Right:  Libby Spence helped sort and stage prizes for Saturday morning.)

(Left:  The youngest children seemed to have the most fun.)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Community Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday at 10 am

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat announced that it would once again host the Community Easter Egg Hunt.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, 15 April 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
15 April 2017 on the church property.

The Easter Egg Hunt is for the youngest of children all the way up to those 12 years of age.  Many in the community have been quite generous and there will be many eggs and many prizes.  The Cumberland Presbyterian Church invites you to come and be blessed!

Where is the Cumberland Presbyterian Church?  It is at 205 Highway 44 (Just north and east of the traffic light).

What if my child doesn't have an Easter Basket?  Not to worry, there will be baskets on hand just for that purpose.

What should I wear?  Check the weather that morning, but the current forcast is for temperatures in the 70's and some clouds.  Please wear shoes not sandals as there may be an occasional grass burr in the field.

WARNING!!!  Someone will tell your child that God loves them!