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FAITH MEMORIAL CHAPEL Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes folks of all denominations to our services, held on Sundays at 11:00 AM. We meet only in the summer and have no membership roll, so you won’t feel like a guest. Each Sunday, we have clergy from different churches that visit us to lead the service and we are blessed to also have great music to accompany the great message! This Sunday, August 28th, Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes The Reverend Dr. Harrison McLeod. Harrison is Rector of Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, South Carolina.

Wendy Curtis-Fowler will provide wonderful selections of music.

Faith Memorial Chapel is an open-sided chapel located on Stone Lake road, and holds Sunday morning services from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A different minister & denomination is presented each week, at 11am. Stone Lake road is off Hwy. 276-S (Greenville Hwy.), diagonally across from the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.



The 2022 Summer Series, sponsored by Sherwood Forest Friends, explores the influence of the Scots-Irish migration on Appalachian culture through stories, demonstrations, and music. On Saturday, August 27, discover textile traditions imported from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. Cassie Dickson specializes in the weaving of coverlets using traditional patterns handed down for generations. Like the Scots-Irish settlers, she grows her own flax and processes it into linen cloth. She has been spinning, weaving, and natural dyeing for over 40 years and has raised silk worms to make silk fabric for the past 32 years.

This free program will start at 7:00 PM at the Robin Hood Barn. Beverages will be sold beginning at 6:30 PM. Take a chance on winning a gift basket from local businesses valued at over $500! Raffle tickets are $5 a ticket, 3 for $$10 and will benefit the Friends Scholarship Fund.


Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary is hosting the next blood on Saturday, August 27th at the fire station from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Red Cross now. Make your appointment at


On Saturday, Sept 3rd the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary will be serving a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the fire station from 8 am to 11 am. We will have pancakes including blueberry and maple syrups, fruit salad and sausage for your dining pleasure. Donations will be gladly accepted and will benefit the fire department.


Sunday August 28th at 10:30am "Homecoming" commences at Rocky Hill Baptist Church where everyone is welcome! Homecoming will be followed with a covered-dish lunch, and everyone is invited to drop their food off at the Family Life Center building next to the church prior to services beginning. Rocky Hill has been in existence almost 150 year's, and our annual Homecoming brings old and new families together for remembrance and fellowship; it's a great time! Music will be by the Rocky Hill choir and their leader Lenoir Bishop, plus any others that wish to perform (please call the church at 828/862-5611 to be put on the list). Visiting pastor for this year's Homecoming is Dr. Oliver (Butch) Skerrett, who is filling in for Dr. Leland Holland as pastor Holland recovers from open heart surgery. The address of the church is: 10811 Greenville Hwy. (Hwy. 276) Cedar Mountain NC 28718.


League results for Aug. 22: The individual game was drop high score/drop low score played on the front nine. Seventeen women showed up. Winner: Georgia Osterc. Low net: Ida Smith. Low gross: Nancy Waclawek. There are only six more Mondays before the championship game on Oct. 10. Come on out. Don’t miss out on fun opportunities and great company.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

I’m part of the Rocky Hill Baptist church choir that will be singing at this Sunday’s “Homecoming”. There have been long practices Wednesday evenings, and of course I use these late night practices, and my long drive home, as my excuse for not getting any gourd art ready for my next show. I’m going to water aerobics Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings too, and spending time with grandson Cooper before school starts back on August 29th. Plus my pups; young Rockefeller especially needs daily brushing. Kim at Mud puppies is helping me learn how to do it the right way (ahem)!

This Saturday I’ll arrive early to the Cedar Mountain Fire Department to help with the blood drive, and afterwards I’ll scour yards for flowers for church/Homecoming. Oh, and I need to figure out “what” to fix as my covered dish this Sunday! That entails a trip to the grocery store. What should I fix?

What I’ve missed most these two weeks is my volunteer time at SAFE’S ATTIC. And my gal pals who volunteer there; I miss our canter. I missed going there during the Mountain Gourd Gathering, though I’m hoping to find a couple hours this week even if I have to take Cooper with me. He’s really good at organizing the many games & puzzles.

This past Saturday night, after the Faith Family Freedom event, I rode to Easley, SC to attend a joint birthday party for a married couple in their 80’s. The rain held off there too! I was a passenger, in the back seat. I mention this because I don’t remember the last time I wasn’t the driver. It was a very pleasant celebration for two kind & giving folks. As tired as I was I still had to get up early to teach Deb Holland’s Sunday school class the next day, as she’s caring for pastor Leland as he recovers from quadruple bypass surgery. By the way, there is no Sunday school this Sunday the 28th due to Homecoming.

So if I sound like a bionic 70-year-old, I’m not. My “older” friend Candy can run circles around me! But as long as I can help and “do”, I will. I am truly blessed.

Finally, it’s time again to send me your birthday or anniversary celebrations for next month: September. Please email them to:

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

I hope our plumbing ordeal is done. Ron Bishop Plumbing came to the rescue and we have all new water lines in the house. What a relief. It took a whole two days and they barely took a break. On Monday night they were at least able to get water to the main bathroom but not the shower. At least we could wash up and get water for making coffee and washing a few dishes. Ron said that the water lines were too small and that we should have better water pressure now. It did take forever for the washer to fill before.

We still no word on the modifications for the Infirmary (motor home). We are waiting on a quote. At least we don’t have travel plans till the middle of September. We hope the modifications make for a “softer” ride.

We discovered that our storm door wasn’t properly reinstalled after our new front door was installed and have to get someone out from Home Depot to fix it. Why does everything have to be so “eventful”?

Oh, I don’t think I have mentioned that the bats are back. The area was covered with tin but I guess they are hanging on the rough log exterior. Our bat exterminator is going to try spraying with a peppermint spray. If that doesn’t work we may have to have someone sand down and smooth the logs in that area so they don’t have any place to grab on hang on to. Never a dull moment Around the House.

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