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Chapel Observes Advent Season with Four Services
Posted January 4, 2018

On the four Wednesdays prior to the Sunday December 24 service the Chapel hosted their annual Advent services.  This year the services began with a gathering in Fellowship Hall for a dinner of soups and desserts.  The attendance for this year's services was increased over previous years.

In case you were not able to attend any of the services you can listen to them through the links listed below.

Hope 11/29/17
Peace 12/6/17
Joy 12/3/17
Love 12/20/17

Choir Christmas Dinner and Caroling
Posted January 4, 2018

Each year the Chapel Choir holds a Christmas dinner followed by caroling around the community and this year was no different. The Choir made 21 visits including Park Plaza and Country Club Retirement Center.

They spread joy whether in the choir loft or around the community.

Chapel Members Celebrate Glenna's Retirement
Posted January 4, 2018

On December 14 Chapel members along with some of Glenna's family spent a very enjoyable evening celebrating Glenna's contributions to the Chapel and doing what she called "God's Work."  It was previously announced that Kathleen Knightstep would assume Glenna's position. 

Mary Parish and her team provided a wonderful assortment of refreshments.  Peggy Mitchell and Kathleen Knightstep helped with the refreshments and also decorated the room.

Both Nancie Yarbro and Michael Pollard spoke about Glenna's contributions.  Michael also read a note from Pastor Terry Cosby.  Terry wanted to be there but the doctors advised him not to go considering his current condition.

If you weren't able to attend the reception you missed a visit from Forest Gump who assisted Michael Pollard with Terry's note.  You can read Terry's note if you want to refresh your memory or would like to know what was said if you could not attend.

In addition to the letter, here are comments by people who have worked closely with Glenna.

From Nancie Yarbro

Last year Glenna decided to stay on “one more year” much to my delight. She has proven to be invaluable to me in my role as Chair of the Trustees. She will be missed but we expect her and Danny to enjoy the traveling they have put off to help the Chapel. 

We are so excited that Kathleen Knightstep has felt the call to work at the Chapel as Office Administrator. Her loving and gracious spirit will be such an asset to the Chapel. 

From Bob Harris

While working with Glenna the past 8 years, I have seen what a gift and blessing she is to the White Bluff Chapel.

From Wes Mitchell

I don’t remember ever being in the Chapel office and experiencing a gloomy or depressed atmosphere. While there, I don’t recall ever hearing gossip or disparaging remarks. The reason I can make these statements is not that I am forgetful even though that might be true. The reason has been that Glenna Bodeker was there.

She is the perfect example of an upbeat and cheerful attitude regardless of the circumstances. Proverbs 17:22 is about Glenna: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

I could always count on her to tell me who might need a visit. I am and will always be inspired by her servant heart and I will miss her greatly.

Glenna, will you still be replenishing the supply of chocolate in the office?

Chapel Announces New Trustees
Posted January 4, 2018

On Sunday December 31 Nancie Yarbro, retiring Chair, announced Bill Campbell as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, Karen Williams as the Vice Chair and Pat Clements as Secretary.    She thanked them for their contributions to the future of the Chapel.

Due to his relocation Tyler Cox resigned his seat on the Board of Trustees.  During the board's November meeting they selected Karen Williams to complete Tyler's term. 

Those who completed their term on the board on December 31 are:  Nancie Yarbro, Ron Roberts and Gary Comer.  As the new Chair, Bill Campbell brought each forward to acknowledge their contribution with a certificate.

Nancie had previously acknowledged the four new members to the board.  They are:  Cheryl Comer, Jody Yarbro, Pat Clements and Robert Woods.

POA Potluck Dinner and Entertainment
Posted January 4, 2018

On the second Tuesday of each month POA members gather at the Chapel's Fellowship Hall for an evening of fellowship and dinner. POA members that gathered for the December dinner were treated to guitar and choral mastery. Everyone joined in and sang Christmas carols. A fun time was had by all.

Building a Ramp for Christmas
Posted January 4, 2018

by Ron Williams

The Men’s Ministry “Ramp Building Guys” have been busy this year, completing fifteen handicap ramps located in Whitney, Hillsboro, Hubbard, Grandview, and Covington.

Work begins when a referral is received from The Texas Ramp Project, which manages client applications, funding grants, and material purchases throughout Texas.  Locally, most of the funding has come from grants by HILCO Roundup, the Dorothy Gaines Foundation, and ExxonMobil.  Our team from White Bluff Chapel provides the volunteer labor within Hill County. 

After an application is received, one of our team visits the home of the client and verifies the need, and surveys the site to determine the design and material requirements.  Then materials are ordered, and we usually have a prefab session at the team's warehouse in Whitney to build the ramp modules.  Then team members are polled to find a suitable date for the on-site build.  Most builds take 4-6 hours.

Sporting new “I Gave a Ramp for Christmas” T-shirts, six team members built a 26’ ramp for a client here in Whitney on December 20.  Several more are on the waiting list, and many new applications are expected in 2018.

If you would like to join the team, or just find out more about how it operates, please contact Ron Williams at 694-9680.

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