Sister Linda Basey was elected by the women of the Blainesburg Bible Church Ladies Ministry as their new president. Sister Basey has a heart for this type of ministry, and everyone is looking forward to the upcoming projects. Getting started, the Ladies Ministry will be participating in the Christmas Shoebox Project that packages gifts for children in other countries.
A senior brother in the Lord needed some help removing some hedges. Well, the hedges had grown to the size of trees with some trunks being about a foot in diameter! The main trunks twisted and turned and even grew along the ground. Brother Cecil Smith said it took 30 trips in his pickup truck to haul branches and drag the big main trunks of the hedges away. This was a huge job as can be seen in the bare spot on the lawn in the photo.
Several attendees of Blainesburg Bible Church have committed to becoming members of the church. Members have voting rights according to the corporate bylaws of Blainesburg Bible Church. Members have also committed to accountability of living a Christlike example.
The Men’s Ministry at Blainesburg Bible Church planned a fishing outing. They were going to go to Ten Mile Creek Park, but the storms made the water too muddy. Patsy Hillman Park was the next choice.
It was almost completely overcast earlier in the day, and there was some rain and thunder in the area. However, a few minutes after the guys showed up at the park, the clouds cleared and the sun shined bright.
We got together and did a lot of work. Did I say a lot of work? I really do mean A LOT OF WORK! The buckets, sponges, pressure washer, paint sprayer, digging tools, hand tools, ladders, power tools and more were all brought to bear on the goal getting some serious work done on the building and grounds at Blainesburg Bible Church.
Almost every nook and cranny was cleaned and organized. A new faucet was installed, and a water filter will soon follow. A new post light was installed at the corner of the parking lot where the fellowship hall is located. It was really hot that day, and there was a lot of sweat that went into digging the trench for the electrical conduit and the hole for the post.
As part of the second church cleanup/fix up day, we updated some exterior lighting and fixed a dusk to dawn light that got zapped by a nearby lighting strike. One of the LED lights at the pavilion quit working after lightning struck a nearby tree. It peeled the bark off of a large section of the tree and sent some branches flying. LED lights may be a little more sensitive, so we replaced the area light with a high-pressure sodium lamp. The other light on the pavilion still works.