Sunday, April 11, 2010

More River News

Comedy: Jeanne Robertson "Don't go rafting without a Baptist in the boat."

More fun in the River with funny and famous, a former Miss North Carolina and our Friend Jeanne Robertson.

I have to say I like these too. Jeanne opens the show in Burlington and at another she takes a vacation in Canada. Lastly, this trip to the grocery store can't be beat.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tour de Yadkin

Everywhere up and down the Yadkin River, people are beginning to take about our Revolutionary story including people I don't even know yet. That is a good thing. There was a meeting in Elkin recently and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail was discussed as an INCREDIBLE asset for Elkin by the invited speaker and as far as I know no one from our area was even there.

We are bound to the river, the first trail. The Yadkin Riverkeepers are sponsored a month long canoe trip from the beginning of the Yadkin River to ... I'll have to look it up. Anyway, the Tour de Yadkin is coming through Elkin soon. They will be at W. Kerr Scott on Thursday. The river dumps into the lake. The canoeist will have to trek around the dam and resume. Soon he will pass the roundabout at Ronda and the hanging tree still leaning over the river.

WFDD is following the Yadkin Riverkeeper. They have this great blog and a film with our friend Montie Hamby. He is the original Riverkeeper.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


The Moravians had a beautiful service today. I heard this on the news. I was hoping there was a video for you, but I'm still looking. They have been in the Winston-Salem area since the mid-1700s. This sunrise Easter service has been presented and attended by people from all over the world.

We had a lovely day today too. We had a church-wide Breakfast, Sunday School was packed and with new members, the choir had beautiful music - When I Survey the Wonderous Cross, In the Seed There is A Flower, and the Hallelujah Chorus at the very end. The pastor's message was great about community and Christ's sacrifices so we could have that community. We had communion and ended after the benediction with Charles-Marie Widor's Toccata from the 5th Symphony. Wow, another year- passes fast. But it is warm and it is spring here again.

Our church youth remove the "sackcloth" covering the furniture and replace it. They bring in a seven foot tall cross decorated with greenery and flowers all over it to signal the start of the Easter service. We all bring flowers from our yard. It is just a beautiful day.

Enjoy this version of the Hallelujah chorus from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in New York. We at least felt like this today and our singing was almost as powerful.