Volume 8, Number 4

Information ~ Inspiration ~ Humor

June/July 2012

THE APISON APPEAL Monthly Newsletter of the Apison, TN Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Free Oil Change for Single Moms – No Fooling April 1, 2012

A dream the Apison, TN church evangelism team had for  2012   was   to   follow   Christ’s   way   of   reaching   people  intentionally   in   our   community.   “Christ’s   method   alone  will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior  mingled   with   men   as   one   who   desired   their   good.   He  showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs,  and   won   their   confidence.   Then   He   bade   them,   “Follow  Me.” MH 143.  For a year and a half, Apison church members have gone  door to door  doing a survey to discover  the interest and  needs of the community. Then we developed a plan to offer  the programs that were indicated, such as “Financial Peace  University”   and   “Love   and   Respect   Marriage   Seminar.”  Friendships   have   been   formed   and   Bible   studies   started.  One   young   couple   was   baptized;   two   more   couples   are  studying regularly. 

The   ladies   were   pampered   with   a   five­minute   chair  massage with soothing music, free photo shoot for a 5x7,  fellowship in the hospitality room where the ladies could  visit,   enjoy   some   refreshments   and   share   their   prayer  requests. The Health Ministry team had a station where the  ladies   received   a   little   loaf   of   homemade   bread,   had   a  choice of several Lifestyle magazines and were able to sign  up   for   free   cooking   classes   and  a   single   mom’s   support  group. 

This year we are doing a quarterly post card mailing with a  Bible promise, a message of hope and upcoming events.  These cards are being delivered to each of the 1470 homes  and post office boxes in the Apison area.  Our most recent event was a free oil and filter change for  30 single moms in the community. “Matt the Mechanic”  (Matt Manzari), a student pastor at our church ­­ gave a  tutorial on car care and emergencies.   Their tire pressure  was checked and windshields were cleaned. 

At the last station they received a velour blanket and an  option to take a “Final Crisis” and/or “Cosmic Conflict”  DVD. Their visit ended by being given a folder with an  encouraging letter from the pastor, and gift certificates for  goods and services from businesses in the community.  Twenty­five   church   members   received   the   blessing   of  participating   and   30   businesses   gave   generous   donations  exceeding $11,500.   Massengill Tire donated 30 Free oil  and filter changes.  We   want   to   thank   all   who   had   a   part   in   making   this   a  special   day   in   the   lives   of   those   who   are   challenged   as  single moms.   continued on page 2

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The Apison Seventh­day Adventist Church 11421 Bates Road ~ Apison, TN 37302 Post Office Box 1551 ~ Collegedale, TN 37315 Telephone: (423)236-4214 www.apisonchurch.org

You can find us on Facebook, too! Pastor: Jeff Brown......................................... .....531-7430

Here are just a few of the comments from the moms: 

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Youth Pastor: Zack Payne..........................317-437-3246 Head Elder: Glen Wintermeyer..........................443-1039 “This was so wonderful and I felt so pampered. When are  Head Deacon: Wendel Adams........................ ..933-7629 you going to do this again?”  Head Deaconess: Jeanie Hair..........................364-4902 “This  has been such a help on a week that is going to be  Clerk: Karen Glassford..... .................. ...............396-3966

very hard for me facing a child custody battle in court.” 

“I   feel   so   undeserving   because   I’ve   been   grumbling   all  week.”  “Since we each got a coupon to the new restaurant in town  let’s all go together.  I don’t like going alone.” 

Lester Coon Adventist School Telephone: (423)236­4926 www.apisonsdaschool.com

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THE APISON APPEAL “I know we have had lots of tornadoes in our area and I  A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS want to be a good steward of my money but I recently sent  up a prayer to God that I would like some pretty flowers  Editor: Amanda Thomas...........................(615)419-7049 this year, it wasn’t a big request and here in my folder are  [email protected] some free flowers from the local nursery. God is so good.”  Calendar/Circulation: Lisa Jennings “I am so glad to meet some other single moms because I  Photography: Cindy Cummings just went through a divorce, have a 2, 4 and 6 yr old and  Printing: Modern Way Printing & Fulfillment really need some support.”  “I have been taking a Hispanic mom and her children to  another SDA church for 2 years and been praying that I  might find another single mom who could speak Spanish  and   study   with   her.     We   met   another   Spanish   speaking  mom who invited us to her home where we visited for 2 hrs  and she is interested in doing a bible study with my friend.  Thank you so much for giving us such a special day.” 

Opportunity may knock

One lady who couldn’t attend asked where our church was  because she would like to visit. She is not of the Adventist  faith but her sister is the only Adventist in their family. 

bangs on the front

We just want to praise God for what He is doing in the  hearts and lives of the people in the Apison Community.  God is at work.  Are we willing to join Him?  ~John Holley, Evangelism/Outreach Director

once, But temptation door forever.

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Then, we ate it. It tasted pretty bad for something that had  so many steps to make, especially since the middle didn’t  cook very well.  But if you put a bit of butter on it, it tasted  okay. Yes,   we   had   butter   for   our   bread;   and   we   also   made   it  ourselves!  First, we put some heavy whipping cream into a  jar and added a marble.  Then we took turns shaking the jar  for a long, long time.   Our arms got tired, but we had to  keep shaking.  Finally, the cream turned into butter!  It was  cool to watch it change, and with a little bit of salt it tasted  really good on our bread and crackers.

Lester Coon Adventist School News Red Clay Adventure

After eating, we each got to build our own fire.  We tried to  build   them   using   three   or   less   matches.     It   was   tricky!  Some kids got it on the first match; others had to use over  ten   matches!     The   biggest   problem   people   had   was   not  gathering enough kindling and tinder before starting their  fire.  We learned to be prepared ahead of time.  

Thank God we only had one injury! What happened was  that Victoria Beason tripped over Katie’s foot and scraped  th On Friday, April 13 , the 5­8th graders went to Red Clay  her   knee.   So,   when   we   all   went   to   the   creek   to   play,  State Park for a field trip. We had such a great time!   We  Victoria   soaked   her   knee   in   the   cool   water   to  clean   the  have been studying the Oregon Trail in school and we were  wound. The creek was very pretty and cool and clean and  everyone liked wading in it.   able to eat, cook, and build fires like the pioneers.  BY 6  ­8  GRADERS TH

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The first thing we did was to separate into three groups and  build fires! First, we had to find wood, kindling, and tinder  to start the fire and to keep it going.  We had to have all the  wood gathered before starting our  fire.  It was fun building  with the wood to make a platform to cook soup on. The   next   thing   we   did   was   make   stew.   We   cut   up   the  vegetables   and   put   them   in   a   pot   with   water   over   the  cooking   fire   on   the   platform.     We   made   our   stew   with  tomatoes,   some   onions,   beans,   carrots,   celery,   corn,   and  potatoes. It was hard cooking it, though, because the fire  was so hot that we had to use hot pads and a long spoon to  stir   the   stew.     Mrs.   Mundall   even   used   her   firefighter  gloves!  It took a while to cook, and we almost lost it at one  point when it started to fall through the frame we put it on,  but it was still worth it in the end.  Another group lost half  of their soup when the handle burned off their pot.   The  soup was very good and was so much fun to make. We also had bread to go with our stew. We had to make it  ourselves! We each got a bag of Bisquick and poured water  in it. Then we kneaded it with our hands. When it was the  right consistency, we put it onto a stick. We took the stick  and put it over the fire. We held it there until it was baked. 

After playing in the creek, we went to the cabins.  There we  played some fun games like  Cops and Robbers.   We also  played a game where you were stuck in jail and somehow  had to escape to the other cabin rooms.  After running for  almost an hour, we were glad to go watch an interesting  movie about Native Americans in the visitor center.  After  the movie, we headed back to the school.   It was a really  fun field trip, and a lot of kids said it was the best one they  had   been   on   all   year!     It   was   fun   getting   to   see   and  experience how the pioneers lived.  

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LCA 2012 8 Grade Graduate Skylynn Selena Hills

Family

Happenings New Members Cindy Cummings from Collegedale Community  Church,TN 

BY CAROLINA SMITH, 4th Grade Skylynn is an eighth grader and the only graduate this year  at Lester Coon Adventist School. She was born on May 15,  1997, and she loves big cats.  She thinks that this school has  blessed   her   with   a   great   education,   and   lots   of   friends.  Skylynn loves the Lord, and says that Jesus saved her from  floating away in a river when she was young. Her favorite  Bible verse is Isaiah 60:1 because it reminds her that she  will see Jesus coming in the clouds someday.   She thinks  that helping others is very important, and that it helps you,  too.  Next year she is going to Fletcher Academy (a school  in   North   Carolina)   and   plans   to   be   an   animator,   write  scripts, and be the voices in movies someday in the future.  “I would like to be a student missionary someday, but a lot  of my plans might change, depending on where God leads  me,” says Skylynn.  Skylynn is a very kind girl, with God  in the center of her life, and we pray that she will have a  bright future as she serves Him. 

LCA Principal, Mark Sargeant, was awarded the Golden  Apple Teacher of the Year Award for 2012.  Pictured here  with his wife, Myra.

Mike and Becky Cathey from Lakeview SDA Church  Chicago, IL  Cynthia Hiebert from East Ridge SDA Church, TN  Nicholas and Julie Beaumonte and son Jonathan from  McDonald Road, TN

Baptism Joshua Holland

Joshua Holland was baptized on May 5, 2012 by our Pastor,  Jeff Brown at Apison SDA Church.

Joshua Holland with parents Daryl and Noelle, brothers  Caleb and Micah.

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Vegan Delight

BY KATHERINE MCFARLANE

Barley, Black Bean & Avocado Salad Serves 4

1 cup carrot juice ½ teaspoon thyme ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne ½ cup quick­cooking barley 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained) 1 cup diced tomatoes ½ cup diced avocado

June/July 2012

Upcoming Events Apison & Other Area June 16  Regional Personal Ministries Rally Battlefield Community SDA Church from 2­5 pm.    Discover the power God has promised for your life   and for witnessing ­ hear life changing ideas!   This   meeting is for everyone.   E. W. Dempsey, Personal   Ministries director, will be presenting.   June 18 Apison Adventure Camp Begins This   is   a   day   camp   ministry   that   provides   the   needed service of spiritual summer day care while   also   reaching   out   to   our   surrounding   community.   Children   ages   6­12   are   invited   to   attend   and   we   would love to see you get involved in any way that   you are able. Talk to Pastor Zack or Pastor Jeff for   more information on how to get involved.

Combine carrot juice, thyme, salt and cayenne in saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat; add barley and reduce to  June 22­24 Momentum – Training Women for Leadership This high­impact weekend is for ALL women leaders  a simmer.  Cover and cook until barely is tender, about  who  want  to  develop   and  cultivate   skills   that  will   15 minutes.   Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice and oil in a  enable   them   to   better   serve   in   their   church   and   large bowl.   Add barley and any liquid remaining in pan.  community.   For   more   information,   download   the   Toss to coat.  Add beans, tomatoes and avocados and toss. brochure   from   the   website   (www.gccsda.com)   or   register online at www.registration.gccsda.com. July 7-8 ACS Disaster Relief Training Event Event will be in Cordele, GA Watch your church bulletin for further information and details!!

Newsletter Editor Still Needed Apison is still in need of a new newsletter editor!   I am  very grateful for Lisa Jennings, who has offered to help out  –   but   we   are   still   looking   for   someone   to  take   over   the  responsibility of editor.  With Lisa's help, I will continue to  produce the newsletter, but it will only be bi­monthly until  a replacement can be found. Thank   you   all   for   your   support.   If   anyone   is   interested,  please contact our Communications Director, Ryan Harrell.  Feel   free   to   contact   me   as   well   with   any   questions  regarding this position. ~Amanda Thomas

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Apison SDA Church Business Meeting Minutes An Apison Seventh­day Adventist Church Business Meeting and Lester Coon Adventist School Constituency Meeting  was held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in the church sanctuary at 6 pm.  Approximately 30 members attended the meeting.   After beginning with prayer, Pastor Jeff Brown informed the members that the meeting had been called for two reasons:  to discuss the proposed renovations and improvements to the church and school, and to satisfy the LCAS constitution,   which requires at least one constituency meeting each year.  Pastor Brown asked if the members had any concerns or items to discuss before those two main items.  Maurice Robert   asked why, in Sabbath School, do we not call for Birthday / Thank Offerings as the church used to do.   Christopher   Beason (S.S. Superintendant) responded that we can do that if that is what members would like.  Dan Seebeck added that  we used to do this on the first Sabbath of each month.  Joyce Estey (treasurer) gave a report of the church’s finances.  The church is doing well financially.  She shared that any   time the balance of the Combined Budget account exceeds $36,000, the excess is transferred into Unrestricted Reserve  Account.   Jeanie Hair mentioned that a sub­committee was appointed by the board in late 2011 to decide what materials to use and  replace the floor of “the kitchenette” (Classrooms B and C), but the committee did not accomplish their goal.     It was  VOTED that the church board form a new committee to follow through on the project to re­floor the kitchenette.  Erling Odell asked about LCAS.  Members had been told that LCAS was seriously needing funds, so some members  were giving extra financial support directly to LCAS (rather than giving to Combined Budget).  Is LCAS still severely  short of fund?  Eric Schoonard (LCAS board chair) responded that because of the “help for small schools” initiative by   the conference, LCAS is doing well.  The   church  and school  renovation and improvement   project  was   presented by Bill   Cruttenden (building committee  chair).  We need to choose if we want to do the project as a single campaign in which we raise funds toward one dollar  amount (over $600,000, see attached sheet) or if we want to approach it on an item­by­item basis, doing the work, and  raising the money, in phases.     Joyce Estey spoke in favor of doing project item­by­item.   Katharine McFarland spoke  about the importance and the need for getting the roof replaced.  She supports Joyce’s suggestion.  Noelle Holland asked  about the reasons for prioritizing things as they were on the list.  Bill explained why the sub­projects were listed in the  order that they were.  Anita McGrath said that since most members are saying we should do this “a piece at a time,”   what  else do we need to discuss?   Eric Schoonard agreed that we need to do this by sections in the order  listed.   Christopher Beason made a motion “That we take the project as presented and move through it incrementally, with the  Finance Committee and Building Committee taking the lead, with regular reports and updates to the board.”   Chris   Carey seconded.  The motion was VOTED.  Anita McGrath said there is a need to renovate the kitchen in school gym.   Eric Schoonard said that this should be  referred to the school board.  There was a question about the “parking lot fund” in the bulletin.  It was explained that this  was money already paid out for the gravel work that has already been put down.  We put this in the bulletin each week as  a reminder to encourage folks to donate and pay ourselves back.   Christopher Beason made a motion that we report what  we have done here tonight on Sabbath morning, with the Finance Chair & Building Chair reporting.  This was VOTED.   Lester Coon Adventist School  Eric passed out the LCAS financial report.  Mark Sargeant gave a progress report about the school.  We have received a   “windfall”—the conference has decided to increase subsidy to small schools.  Because of this, our finances are in good  shape, and we are not raising our tuition for 2012­13.  Our current enrollment is 31.  Faith Laughlin & Mark Sargeant talked about the cooperation between SAU and LCAS.  Mark shared that students have  made cards for nursing home residents, gone to Discovery Center and Aquarium.   We had a closing prayer, and then Bill Cruttenden took all those who were interested on a tour of the church, pointing   out the proposed renovations and improvements. 

Apison SDA Church & LCAS Renovations / Improvements Project

Priority 1

2

3

Exterior A Church roof replacement B Parking lot binder paving Fees  A Architect B Contractor & permits C Contingencies

cost

        Total roof and binder

Total Fees

Interior main church (less sanctuary) A Stair remodel for upper classroom egress,  B New HVAC for upstairs C Family bathroom and west sanctuary exit to code

$80,000  $35,000 

$33,000  $35,000  $28,000 

Sabbath school wing remodel A Build new far west fire escape

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$96,000 

$85,000 

$48,000 

Replace stairs at center of church near men's bathroom and  redo connected halls upper and lower level, add sidewalk.  B Expand Junior room into hall area and north classroom.  Resize main floor classrooms $36,000  Total Sabbath school wing remodel 5

$115,000 

$17,000  $19,000  $14,000 

D Foyer and hallway ceilings, new entrance doors, paint walls,  new flooring $35,000  Total main church (less sanctuary) 4

total

Repair and repave all pavement at school and church Total pavement School  $34,000  A Renovate stairs for egress to upstairs classroom $33,000  B Exterior facelift,  including classroom window move $8,000  C Gym ­ upgrade lighting, reface stage front Total school

Grand total

$84,000 

$150,000 

$75,000 

$605,000 

June 2012 SUNDAY

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AD = Adventurers LCA = Lester Coon Advenst School

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Birthdays: Aaron Cheney Helen Pauley

Birthday: Timothy Turner

Birthdays: Jonatan Liriano Robert Buermore Alice Curs 10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthdays: Dusty Meyers Juanita Pearson

Birthday: Joshua Liriano

6 pm Finance Committee

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

Sunset 8:50

11 am Pastor Brown 3 pm Sunshine Band

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Sunset 8:54

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Birthday: John Linn

Birthday: Leona Odell

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthdays: Jean Atherton Mel Chaney

Birthday: Tom Payne

Birthday: Tyler Adams Newsleer Deadline

7 pm School Board Meeting

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7 pm Prayer Mtg.

11 am Pastor Brown

Sunset 8:57

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Birthday: Kristen McCurdy

Birthdays: David Barto Sarah Eirich Andrew Mashchak

Birthdays: Jeanie Hair Zuzana Rachal

Birthday: Amelia Meyers

Birthdays: Glerys Castro Butch Herthel Marilyn Sands

7 pm Church Board Meeting

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

Birthdays: Judy Boyko Lori Gulley Jessica Koobs Brian Laneville Tina Segarra

Sunset 8:59

11 am Schoonard

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Birthday: Cory Herthel

Birthdays: Debbie Gross Irene Milroy Thayer

Birthdays: Jeffrey McGuire David Ford

Birthday: Dwayne Marlow

Birthday: Dorothy Peet

Birthdays: Talitha Toms Kari Wilson

Birthdays: Tim Hustad Michael Lewis Michael Paynter

7 pm Elders Mtg.

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

Sunset 8:59

11 am Pastor Brown

July 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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Birthday: Shirley Long

Birthday: Chad Palmiter

Birthdays: Agnes Thomas Susanna McCurdy

Birthday: Roger Anderson Noelle Holland

Birthday: Donna Palmiter

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

11

6 pm Finance Committee

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10

Birthday: Jerry Ashley

Birthday: Mary Rose Ung James McCurdy

Birthdays: Cyndi Fox

7 pm School Board Meeting

David Williamson 10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

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17

18

15 Birthdays: Zack Brown Dale Phillips

7 pm Church Board Meeting

22

23

Birthdays: Bob Long Tyler Segarra Kai Laughlin

7 pm Elders Mtg.

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30

Birthday: Mitch McCain

Birthdays: Boyd Tishaw Rusty Zimmerman

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

24

25

Birthday: J. Ma1 Hustad

Birthdays: Bryan Fox Ellen Purple

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

31

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

6

SATURDAY

7 Birthday: Vallery Ber l

Sunset 8:58

11 am Pastor Brown 3 pm Sunshine Band

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Birthday: Barbara Ber l

Birthday: Joshua Dover Randy Gennick Amanda Thomas

Birthday: Jojo Maca ag

Yvonne Marais Huskey

Birthdays: Florence Woolcock Kathy Santos

FRIDAY

Sunset 8:56

11 am Pastor Brown 12:30 pm Fellowship Meal

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Birthday: Eva Beard

Birthday: LaVeta Stankavich

Birthdays: Barbara Clemons Martha Du1erer

Sunset 8:53

11 am Gallant 7 pm Gallant Vespers

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Birthdays: Ruth Aicher Tammy Koobs Dora Taylor Kathleen Payne

Birthday: Amanda Enright

Birthday: William Cru1enden Ray Peet

Sunset 8:48

11 am Pastor Brown

PF= Pathfinders

AD = Adventurers LCA = Lester Coon Adven.st School

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