Sunday, June 28, 2015

VBS Adventure!

     This week, the Nehemiah kids took a journey off the map at VBS! Hosted at First Baptist Church, VBS is one of the biggest events of the year for our kids; and it's definitely a favorite. Around 1300 kids in grades one through six were registered for Vacation Bible School 2015, and 53 of those kids were from the Nehemiah Center. The kids learned to follow the Guide in their lives through lessons, songs, crafts and activities. Some favorites were the daily drama, cloth headbands, and music (we still can't get those songs out of our heads!) But the best part of this week? It's still not over! This Sunday night, First Baptist's evening service will focus in on what God has done in the lives of these kids. We encourage you to come and see! This short week is sure to produce eternal fruit for the kingdom of God, and it would be a blessing for us all if you came at 6:15 and journeyed on the path of righteousness--a path not easily trekked or easily navigated, but definitely worthwhile.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


                Last week, the Nehemiah Center reached a huge goal: we dedicated the Master’s Garden! It has been such a joy to see all the growth in our community (both literally and figuratively) and we are so thankful for all the great things God has done. Many things are happening on Broadway Street, so we invite you to read on, catch up with our events, and join us in responding to God’s call this summer!

                As mentioned earlier, the Master’s Garden was dedicated last Sunday, and I cannot tell you what a sweet celebration it was! Powerhouses like Jane Ferguson, Robin Caddell, and Pastor Jay Wolf gave witness to the many struggles and successes we faced this past spring; and beautiful music played by Ed Cleveland and Karen Mullins rang in our project as a working, thriving addition to the Chisholm community. Around thirty of us heard about the renovations to a new building for the Nehemiah Center, and we met a new pastor who we hope will open doors with many of the Hispanic families in Chisholm. Finally, we walked in the garden and saw for ourselves what many hands have done in the Master’s Garden!
As you will see in these photos, our garden is growing. Our harvest will be huge. Now it's up to us to reap what has been sown in our community, and we hope you will be here with us!