Michael Ingram opened the meeting with updates of those on the sick list and adding new ones for prayers. Norman Jones led the opening prayer remembering those previously mentioned.
Margaret Jones led the group in singing happy birthday to Mary Harris, Ellis Minton, Jeanne Dye and Carolyn Feazell.
Audrey Simpson said the devotion, using 1st Corinthians, 15th Chapter, which was about resurrection and rapture. In the Old Testament, the people offered to the priests to pay for their sins. In the New Testament, God sent His one and only Son to be the final sacrifice for the sins of all.
Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected from the grave in three days. Everyone dies through the sins of Adam and God’s children are reborn through the sacrifice of Jesus. Paul said the same spirit that raised Jesus will raise His people to new bodies and a new life. Those living at his return will be raptured, changed in the twinkle of an eye with a new body to join Jesus and those who had gone before. Paul says watch, stand fast in the path, be brave, be strong, let all you do be done with love.
Guest speaker Crystal McElroy began her career at Piedmont Health Care after school. She then went back to school and became a nurse. When Duggar Mountain Assisted Living was opening, she was asked to be the director.
Assisted living is a bridge between living at home and a nursing home. She explained that in assisted living, you actually have your private living quarters with meals and snacks, along with assistance with medications. There are activities, social gatherings, house keeping, safety and security, yet residents re free to come and go.
Special care services, she said are also offered with more individualized care and assistance.
Questions followed the program. Juanita Scott won the door prize
Michael Ingram closed with prayer and blessings on the lunch. Thirty-eight members, the guest speaker and another guest, Sherrie Whiteside attended.