Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Workshop Series.

I have a great idea to share with you today!

Liz DeRoos has organizes a great Summer series for us.  It's open to all and the classes are either free or very reasonably priced. 

It's a great opportunity to learn a new skill. 

Here's what's planned so far:

June 6th at 10 am: 

Cheese making with Emily Lewis.  There is no cost for this class.  It will be a "take and taste" style class where we will learn how to make hard and soft cheeses.


Saturday, June 15th, time TBA:

Soap making with Beth Anderson.  We will offer lavender, rosemary, happy camper, and patchouli orange oatmeal.  The price is $10, and they get to take home 10 bars of soap.

Saturday, July 13th at 9am:

Canning basics with yours truly.  Ronnie & I will go over the basics of pressure canning as well as BWB canning.  Cost is $5 for produce and you'll need to bring 6 quart jars with rings and new lids.

Also on the horizon is Basic Blogging with Selena Campbell and Herbal Remedies with Barb Barker. 

I am honestly so excited for these classes! 

If you're interested in joining any or all of the classes, just let myself or Liz know.  You can message me here or on Facebook, call or just stop us at church.  The classes are open to all. 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Squash and Rice by Joni Retton.

Hello!  This recipe is an old family favorite my great uncle Frank
Gearde taught me to make when I was in college.  Serve with a salad and good
bread for a perfect meal.

Squash and Rice

Put a little olive oil in large pot.  Add:  1small onion chopped and 1 clove
garlic , crushed.  Saute a few minutes (do not let garlic burn).  Then add:  3
small sliced, peeled zucchini (can slice in circles or half moons) and chunks of
2 bell peppers.  Add 1 can sliced, stewed tomatoes or diced tomatoes (14.5 oz),
1 small can tomato paste, 2 paste cans of water, 1 bay leaf, salt and pepper. 
Cover and simmer 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook 1 cup rice in water or broth--regular or brown.  Remove bay leaf
from squash and add rice, fresh basil (I use the kind in a tube when I do not
have fresh) and Parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!

Thanks Joni for sharing!  Now I can't wait for my zucchini to come in!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Extreme Home Makeover: Servolution Style.

Good morning ladies!

I can't wait to share some great photos with you today. 

Last week, Tammy rallied the troops and through your generosity and some super hard workers, we were able to bless a sister in Christ by completely furnishing and stocking an apartment for her and her daughter as they moved out of the mission.  I just love watching God work through his people!

Here's some before pics:

 And after:

Serving and loving others is what we are called to do.  
Thank you for showing Christ's love!
Matthew 25:35-40
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sandwich Spread made from Leftover Meat.

Here’s one more way to use leftovers from Sunday’s Pot Roast Dinner! Any cooked meat could be used to make this Sandwich Spread. I often make it from leftover beef roast as you can see in the ingredients listed below, but I’ve also used cooked pork, chicken and turkey or I suppose any combination would work nicely.
Making sandwiches from your fresh roasted meat is better than any processed meat that you can purchase. It also makes good sense to cook extra meat to use in making things like this sandwich spread for other meals. It’s also quite convenient to carry these sandwiches to school or work to avoid the expen se of eating out.


4 cups cubed cooked meat

1 small onion, quartered

1 cup sweet pickle relish

1/2 cup or so of Miracle Whip salad dressing **

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp seasoned salt

1/4 tsp celery seed

1/8 tsp pepper

** To substitute plain mayo just add a little mustard.


1.    First, I put the beef and onion through a grinder with a coarse blade. If you don’t have pickle relish or pickle chunks, put pickles through grinder with meat and onions. Of course, you could use the food processor to mix up the meat, onions and pickles. But, I started using a food grinder before I owned a food processor and I believe it works very well.

2.   In a large bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, Worcestershire sauce, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Stir in the meat mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Spread on bread or buns and add cheese, tomato and/or lettuce — it’s all up to you and your taste.

4.  This is a good spread for crackers to accompany a gelatin salad. It could also be scooped onto a garden salad for a light lunch.


This guest post was written by Betty Trobaugh who really enjoys cooking and baking as well as sharing recipes. See her cooking tips and recipes on her FaceBook page for Today's Baker.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

We need your help!

I have a wonderful opportunity for us to serve "Servolution"... There is a lady that has been attending Trinity with her 4 year old daughter that has been living at the Union Mission. Next weekend she is moving into an apartment. This is where we come in. Let's decorate and set up her apartment for her and her little girl. I would love to get a team of Ladies together and paint and set up her new home. She is needing anything and everything. Here is a list of things that I am thinking of. Also, I will need man power to make this happen.
How many are with me? Please, don't limit this project to women only, lets get our husbands involved.

Kitchen: Dish rags, pots n pans, utensils, curtains, mixer, toaster, silverware, plates, glasses, bowls, food, water pitchers, etc

Dining ...Room: Table n chairs, pictures, place mates

Living Room: Couch, Chair, table, curtains, pictures, etc

Girls Bedroom: (I have a twin bed and mattress) bed spread, pillows, sheets, pictures, toys, baby doll, clothes (not sure size) dresser

Mothers Bedroom: bed, mattress, sheets, bed spread, pillows, pictures,dresser

Bathroom: towels, wash rags, soap, shampoo, picture, rugs

Supplies: Paint, cleaning supplies, donations

*Please remember this stuff can be anything your not using around your house. Any yard sale items that you were gonna sell, Goodwill has really nice dishes. Let's be creative and pray that God will bless our efforts and make this new home, "Home Sweet Home" for two very special people.

Many Blessings,
Tammy Walker

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What the heck is Servolution?


To initiate a complete and radical change of a persons life through simple acts of kindness for the glory of God.

God's Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.
A church revolution through serving.

Here's the thing - we all think that reaching our community takes a ton of time and resources that we don't have.  I mean, don't you need a theology degree or something official to really reach people for Christ? 
But think back to what brought you to church.  I was raised in church, but things happened and - well, let's just say I didn't go to church anymore and I had a big chip on my shoulder towards churches, Trinity in particular..  Do you know how I came back to Trinity?  An act of kindness.  My friend Wilma and her family helped me move.  They also refused to let me pay them - in money anyway.  She agreed to help me move, if I would come to church with her.  She loved me when I was pretty unlovable.  And she let me around her kids despite my trashy mouth.  I don't know that I would have done that.
The point is that it doesn't take anything more than what you already possess:  God's love and a desire to love people. 
That is Servolution.  Taking a meal, washing a car, cutting grass - none of this is rocket science.  It's just showing love to those who might not even realize they need it. 
Instead of just nodding during announcements and thinking to ourselves "Well that's a great idea for the young people", let's actually do something this year.  Let's each challenge ourselves to serve our community at least once this Summer.  It's just once.  Imagine if each and every one of us that attends our church took just one day - and it's not even a whole day - to show God's love to our community.  Wow!  I can't even imagine the impact that would have on our area, can you? 
Instead of thinking that someone else will do it, let's each take the initiative to call the church and say "I'm in".  I want to help.  Nothing that is being done is really that hard - picking up trash, painting, mowing the grass (although I'll admit, I don't see myself signing up for the grass).  The point is we can each do something.  Who knows what kind of plans will happen this Summer, but let's get involved. 
Let's show God's love one little act of kindness at a time. 
Servolution.  I like that.  How 'bout you?


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Scripture Memory Team

Oh girls.  Forgive me.  I forgot to post our verse for the next two, no, week and a half. 

As I was working in the garden last Friday , I couldn't stop noticing the beautiful clouds.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this verse on Pinterest this Sunday:

And right after our Night of Redeemed worship on Friday!  
Don't you just love when God does that?
This is my verse for this time. 
Don't forget to comment below and let me know your verse.