Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)
Hi Friends & Members of the AgapeVine,
On September 1st, Alphonse & I celebrate 35 years of marriage. We praise God for his keeping power! A few days later is Alphonse's birthday. We celebrated on Sunday with a dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Hearth n Kettle, and with family: Gisela & Edmund Bullock. We also celebrated Edmund's recent graduation from ENC. Plus the AgapeVine Christian Arts Network turns 5 years old this year! So let's celebrate!
Foster lists "Celebration" as one of the spiritual disciplines (Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster). Make sure to incorporate Celebration in your life.
Depression is a hot topic now. It is very personal to me having experienced it myself, and lost a good friend who took her life. Let's counteract that trend by putting celebration in our lives and in our churches. Get together with family and friends and celebrate even the small things like finding that perfect outfit, losing weight, overcoming a fear, getting that report done and on time, your family member's achievement!
Here's a backdrop to get you in that mood. Hezekiah Walker "Every Praise"http://youtu.be/UuuZMg6NVeA
The AgapeVine Gathering: Fall Favors
The AgapeVine celebrates 5 years this Fall.
Join us on Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fire Escape Coffee House, 159 Washington Street (Rte. 53)
Weymouth Landing, MA.
The purpose of these Gatherings is to enjoy creative activities, inspirational talks, educational presentations, networking opportunities, special awards/prizes, and lunch in a casual social atmosphere. Bring a small fall-themed favor to put in the "Blessing Basket". e.g. leaf or pumpkin shaped household items: coasters, potholders, soaps, a cute box, etc., or candles/candle holders, maple syrup, hot chocolate mix packets... Expect to have fun. The coffee house is also celebrating their 34th birthday on this day. So we will have cake!!! Volunteer: to set up, help with lunch items, clear after. Contact Olive at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-282-8881 or Alphonse at 617-872-5961.
Thank you to Tom and Gary of Fire Escape for offering us the use of the coffeehouse. Tom is one of the Advisors for the AgapeVine.
See you there!
P.S. If you are an artist and would like to be spotlighted at the Fall Gathering please let me know by October 8th.