Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lake Barclay Kentucky

18 degrees - Sunny: I miss "Fellowship at Barclay.It was always a prelude to spring. Founded by Devaugn Woods and Dr. Gabe Payne, it was a result of the laymen movement in the late 60s. Steve Brown, the Presbyterian minister took over in the later years.

Usually 200 people would attend, including Cliff Barrows and his wife sometimes. We would eat the buffet on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. On Saturday we napped after lunch then went to Patti's for supper and got back in time for the singing. Steve Brown's preaching was a delight.

It was always a weekend of spiritual refreshment. God always seemed to have a message for me. The weather was usually cold, or sometimes it snowed, but there was always the sunshine in people's hearts.

Gabe Payne died several years ago. Devaughn Woods died this year. We no longer have Fellowship at Barclay but we do remember the saints who began it. We were blessed.

4 Comments:

At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Lake Barclay Ky and all the dear fellowship in that loving and supportive manner....'see how they love one another'....surely this is a blessing to remember...and to recreate, if possible...logs in the fireplace go out when they roll away from each other...BUT burn so fully when gather back together....'Lord, gather us in...'...... strings of hemp do not have much strength when separated BUT are so strong when bonded together....may the love of Christ bond us ever more tightly...

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Strength in sharing the faith...the act of sharing the faith in a most loving and kindly manner is so powerful...it is part of the great command: 'Going forth, teach ye all...'...It is most pleasing to God for it continues the work of His Son on earth. When I was growing up, often my mother was very sick, afraid of crowds, headaches etc. A very kindly neighbor used to come and get all our dirty clothes and wash them and even repair them if needed...all this she did just out of a sense of 'witness'...this is what Christ would want me to do...it is certainly part of 'tell the Good News'...I remember fondly and it was over 70 years ago...God bless this dear lady. She was from Kentucky, by the way... I just recalled.

 
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At 9:30 AM, Blogger papasdewdrop said...

Enjoyed your writing, your sensitivity and compassion. I am a native Savannian until my marriage and now live in Lexington, SC. I'm a member of SCWW, a writer just tasting of the craft the last ten or so years. My past is rich in Savannah's fragrance, I am thankful. I long to do what you have done. You immerse yourself in your surroundings. I love it. Thank you so much. Nalley (Tommie) OSland

 

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