Sunday, November 3, 2013

Chicken and Waffles Sunday

We had our first annual Chicken and Waffles lunch.  It would have made Roscoe's proud! Chicken, waffles and a bar of sides and desserts that was so relish that seconds were in order.

But even better was the sweet friendship.  Everyone had a great time.  If you weren't there, don't worry.  I am sure it will be an annual event.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Name for Class and Blog

We have a new name.  S.A.L.T. for Sunday Adult Learning Team.  What a great name. "You are the salt of the earth."  Matthew 5.13.  It was a suggestion from our survey.

Here are some of the findings of our survey.  We are friendly, welcoming and generous.

We love our movies and Room in the Inn!  Our new RITI schedule will be coming out soon.  Stay tuned!

And what do we enjoy most about our class?  Our diversity, our respect for each other and our openness in sharing.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fall is a Busy Time!

We are so glad to have Mark and Vicki Anderson join our church today.  Of course, we claimed them a long time ago!

It was great to have Marcia Craig with us this Sunday!  And she and Kelsey will be here for our Greek Movie night on August 11 at 5 p.m. in the Chapel.  Come here about our Greek trip, have some Greek food and watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Next Sunday we have the Quarterly SS Fellowship in the Chapel.  9:00.  So if you show up in the classroom, see the note on the whiteboard, and walk downstairs.

Sandra had lots of news for us this past Sunday - so mark your calendar:

September - Fall Picnic
October - Movie Nite at the Movies
November - Supper Club
December - Christmas Party

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Saturday Night at the Movies Starting Soon!

Movie nights are back, starting Saturday, June 4.  This year we are joining with the Fulcher Class to host movie nights, and we are inviting all to join in the fun.  Our first movie will be the new Narnia movie that you meant to see at Christmas and didn't get around to it.  It is The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  Should be fun to see and more fun to talk about.  Should provide some interesting conversation around the incredible C.S. Lewis.

We will be providing snacks, friendly smiles, and sparkling conversation for the evening.  Invite a friend.  Bring family.  Leave the dog at home.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Falling for Fall Creek Falls

April 8-10, 2011. Great weekend.  Great weather.  Great company.  Great facilitators.  Great fun.  Thanks to Mary Alice, Sandra, Ron, Sharon, Larry and Calvin for all your efforts to make this such a successful weekend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Room In The Inn Warms All

What a wonderful season we have had for Room In The Inn.  Our class served for three Saturday nights and assisted one other class on another night.  We have cooked food, made lunches, set up beds, gone without sleep, watched movies, given out clothes and Bibles and met some interesting new friends.

Some observations -

More of the men have never been homeless before, have recently lost their jobs and are traveling across the country trying to find work.

This was the coldest winter we have had in many years and a warm bed seems like very little to ask.

We had some repeat guests and all who were here were profoundly thankful for the help they received.

Room in the Inn celebrated their 25th anniversary this year with a new building, but the same Godly intent to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  Room In The Inn partners with more than 170 local church congregations in the Nashville area to provide shelter for more than 1200 homeless individuals from November to March.

Here's a comment from Charlie Stroebel, founder of Room In The Inn, on what the homeless need.

“They need everything I need—everything you need. Of course, there’s Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs starting with the fundamental things like food, clothing, shelter and basic personal things. And then they need education, social support, recreation, employment and those things on the next level.  But then Maslow talks about the highest level of need is the need to find meaning in life and purpose in living—to resolve the riddles and mysteries of our world and our life. I don’t have to understand them anymore than I need to understand myself. If I understand what drives me and what are the obstacles and roadblocks in my own life, then it’s easy to understand the homeless. We’re not that different.”

Thank you to all of you for what you have done to show God's love.

Monday, November 29, 2010

December Full of Blessings

November was a busy month.  Thanks to all for the great response to providing Christmas for kids at Christian Women's Job Corps.  The kids and their moms will be appreciative of the love and kindness that comes from our class.  And we have already participated in funding a bicycle for the NBA Toy Store.  And that was just November.

And December is full of even more opportunities to enjoy each other and share our blessings.  Saturday, December 4, 5:00 p.m. (we eat at 6 p.m.) is our Christmas Party.  No cooking required!  No gift buying required!  Just show up for a time of fun.  It's barbecue on the menu.  And the gift, if you choose to participate, is just something you love and want to share with the group.  It could be a joke, a special poem, something you have experienced, or a favorite Bible verse.  No wrapping required and one size fits all.

Room in the Inn season begins for our class on Saturday, December 18.  If you want to participate and haven't signed up, check with Sandra Landis at  We will also have a movie night to coincide with Room in the Inn.  The crowd has voted and Polar Express is the movie!