We meet at 835 North Trade Street in Tryon, more details are at the bottom of the page.
On Jan. 15, Rev. Michael Carter’s message will be about the dreamer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is a joke that Dr. King told on the Tonight Show back in 1968. I will do my best with it but I wanted to share his sense of humor with you because he had a great sense of humor. He told the story of having to catch a flight out of Washington, D.C. that afternoon and the passengers had been notified that the plane was delayed because of what he called, “mechanical difficulties”. He said that he was always very happy to land anytime he was on a plane where there were mechanical difficulties. He noted that he didn’t want people to think that as a Baptist minister he did not have faith in God while in the air. It was just that all of his experiences with God had taken place on the ground. As you very rarely hear, Dr. King had a wonderful sense of humor. At times I wonder what more can be said about this great man, for now like Lincoln before him, he too belongs to the ages. However, on January 15th we will once again celebrate the life of this “son of the south”. Yes, one of the most influential individuals this nation has ever produced, and certainly one of the most gifted people of the 2Oth century.
On Jan. 1, Dr. Marc Mullinax’s talk will focus on resolutions. There is a difference between resolutions and being resolute. Who has not been like the guy who said: “Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits”? Or another saying: “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” Face it, our New Year’s resolutions often come without the resolve to make them resolute. We know that we should get out, start something, end something, bring something up, awaken the sleeping, air out closed spaces, and bring light to dark places. But inertia (like “compost”) happens. Things at rest tend to stay there. Things in motion too. Unless acted upon by an outside force. What is this force? See you January 1!
We meet for communal worship at 10:30 a.m. on the 1st and
3rd Sundays of the month