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June 2009 “To Infinity and Beyond…” Join us under the Saturn V Rocket for AGAPE’s Fundraising Dinner and Auction to benefit the children served by AGAPE of North Alabama. July 23, 2009 The Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Doors Open 5:30 pm Dinner Served 6:00 pm *Business Attire* For more information please call the AGAPE office. My name is Marci Blackshear and I am originally from Jacksonville, Florida. I am the oldest of three girls and I would consider them to be two of my best friends. My dad owns a scrap metal and core supply company in Jackson- ville and my mom has been a homemaker since I was born. I feel that my par- ents provided me with a loving family who has supported me in all my decisions. ALANA Tea When I was to make a decision about college, I knew I wanted to go to Harding June 25 University where my parents met, but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to major 10:00 am in. I have always had an interest in relationship dynamics and I am passionate about helping people in need. By the end of my freshman year at Harding I Mastin Lake Church of Christ noticed that my closest friends were majoring in social work and I loved hearing about the things they were learning in their classes, so I declared social work as Fundraising Dinner my major. I have never regretted that decision. I have enjoyed my classes and and Auction my professors, but the most significant semester of social July 23 work was the spring of my senior year. I did my intern- 5:30 pm ship with Searcy Children’s Homes, a Christian child- Davidson Center placement agency. I worked with a licensed social worker who placed foster children with Christian fami- lies in the area. I gained a lot of wisdom from her and ALANA Meeting enjoyed working for a faith-based agency. Through that August 1 semester, I believe that God was preparing me for this 10:00 am position at AGAPE. I am so excited to be here and I’m Plainview Church of Christ looking forward to this new opportunity in my life! 4th Annual Baby A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU and Family Fair We want to thank the sponsors and participants August 29 who made this a successful year for golf tournaments. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AGAPE cleared approximately $30,000. Von Braun Center Thank you for helping us serve the children of AGAPE. AGAPE of North Alabama, Inc. Remembering & Honoring Clyde & Clara Helton Dr. Conrad Dannenberg Thurman Hubbard “Loving Parents” Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Steve & Irene Kelly Dwayne & Gayle Helton Duke Doris Douglas Mrs. W.G. Hughes Henry & Carolyn Jones Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Happy Birthday L.T. and Carol Spears Reginald Dover Sally Hyde George Otis Kinard Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Ken & Merry Barfield Sarah Bishop Norma Kinard Terry Duke Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown David Campbell Barry LeFan Jack, Kaye & Lacy Duke James & Elaine Gillespie Dot Frahm Joe & DeLores LeFan Lewis Ellenburg Charles & Jo Gray Joyce Hall Ron & Sara Adam Philip & Betsy Guy Rheba Phillips Margaret Rieder Denton & Martha Kimbrough From Ruth Ellenburg Greg & Paige Kemp The Builders Class In Ron & Sara Adam Mayfair Church of Christ Mayfair Church of Christ Memory Rejetta Balentine David & Janice Moore James Troup Ken & Merry Barfield Barney & Glenda Powell Harold Albright O’Neill & Elois Barrett Kathleen Tate “85th Birthday” Vera Bailey Joe & Carol Chandler Clifford & Marie Troup Thesie Hawkins Ingle Cara Allen Gene Crowley Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Decatur Highway Church of Christ Charles & Jo Gray David Bogus - Gardendale, Alabama Henry Ivey Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Loretta Jones Ruth Boseck Ernest & Shirley Hargrave Dave & Louise Mellberg Honor Paul Jacks Mary Ellen Brady Sheila Replogle Vera Bailey Philip & Betsy Guy Margaret Rieder Isola Baites Lillie Bell Jean Nell Baites Zuella Brady Don & Ruth Ann Rutledge Vera Bailey Mack & Jeanette Williamson Jim & Irma Steelman Leigh Anna Jimmerson In Susan Bramlett Kathryn Stone Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Lincoln Church of Christ Marie Stone Honor of Dorothy Brewer Celia Kenner Noel & Linda Tallon Leroy & Ann Lusk Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Clifford & Marie Troup Lauren Blair Balentine Kenneth Lackey “Newborn to parents: Elenanore Brockman Eileen H. Wells Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Bryan & Jessica Balentine - Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Juanita Willis Jill McAllister Larsen Birmingham, Al” Ed Brown Wilbur & Arnette Wright Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Rejetta Balentine Jerry & Peggy Wallace Tim Fields Elisabeth Whitten Mrs. Jamey Cearley Virginia Brown Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Shannon Lewis “Teacher - Ladies Class on Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Martha Flowers Vera Bailey Encouragement” Donald Burleson Fred & Lucy Peery Pauline Maples Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Beverly Fuller Steve & Irene Kelly Willard & Janie Whitaker Kris Callas Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown T. E. Martin “60th Wedding Anniversary” Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Joseph “Ed” Grobmyer, Sr. Steve & Irene Kelly Anita Whitaker Paul Chandler Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Jean McCoy Keith & Jamie Coates Mayfair Church of Christ In Continued Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Greg & Paige Kemp Rick & Cindy Maxwell Sarah McCreight Memory on David & Janice Moore Lavoid Gullion Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Helen Childress Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Mother’s Day Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Marian McDonald Warren & Clovis Smith Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Louise Chrisco James Hamilton Myrna McLaughlin Daisy Bennett Rejetta Balentine Jeff & Diane Brown Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Nell Baites Leroy & Ann Lusk Billy Hampton Glenn & Tommie Jamison Mary Johnson Osceola Brooks Church Maxine Burgreeen Nell Baites Neal Milam Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Scottie Hampton Vera Bailey Orpah Vinson Ashley Clark Maxine Burgreen John & Gladys Branch Beverly Stine Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Evelyn Harmon Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown In Robert Clark Katherine Fowler Wade & Betty Mordecai Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Vance Harton Continued Carolyn McBride Elisabeth Whitten Clifford & Marie Troup Dorothy Minor Memory Dave & Louise Mellberg Wilma Hicks Jim & Irma Steelman John & Jo Price Jeff & Lisa Burgess Leonard Moore John and Cheryl Bowling Margaret Cole Hazel Hodges Vera Bailey “Loving Parents” Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Della Bowling Jack O’Neal Grady Cox David & Janice Moore Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Elon & Virgie Duke Vera Bailey Bernice Holley “Loving Parents” Tola Orbison Catherine Dabov Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Carl & Judy Reed Dwayne & Gayle Helton Duke William & Iva Mitchell AGAPE of North Alabama, Inc. Jim & Irma Steelman Cassandra Townsend Virginia Sanderson Dr. James Robert Thomson Ruth Orbison Clifford & Marie Troup Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Carl & Judy Reed Arnold & Pat Wright Lucille Helton Sandlin Bob & Lillian James Jim & Irma Steelman Frances Prickett Dwayne & Gayle Helton Duke Joe & DeLoris LeFan Doug Payne The Beach Bunch Jerry Schmidt James Vardaman Greg, Jeanne & Zachary Jones Betty Roberson Jim & Irma Steelman Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Lula Perry G.O.S.P.E.L. Class - Mary Schrader Drew Vaughn Carl & Betty Jo Harris Memorial Parkway Church of Christ Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Lynda Doud Jim & Irma Steelman Ernest & Shirley Hargrave Virginia Sexton Paul & Ruth King Elmer Phipps Paul & Ruth King Marie Comstock William & Iva Mitchell Vera Bailey Donald & Shirley Mastin Sanford Shaver Frank & Barbara Riddick Debbie Chandler George & Louise Reed Warren & Clovis Smith George Wachter Lawson Pope Jerry & Mildred Smelser Geneva Slatton John & Gladys Branch Ron & Sara Adams Charles Rodman Vera Bailey Pearl West Rejetta Balentine Ruth Boseck Betty Jane Snitger Margaret Walker Ken & Merry Barfield Maxine Burgreen Bob & Lillian James Barney & Glenda Powell Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Lynda Doud Elanda Solley Elisabeth Whitten Kathrine Fowler Greenbrier Church of Christ Jerry & Peggy Wallace Michael Todd Ware Cleve & Marge Humphrey Jessie & Barbara James Caroline Stempien Norma Kinard Jesse & Barbara James James & Susie Lewter Philip & Betsy Guy George M. Wyler Mychelle Leonard Kathleen Murphy Earl Strickland David & Janice Moore Tony & Jean Mathias Roger Rollings Vera Bailey Larry Whitaker Wendell & Bonnie McCrary Rejetta Balentine Pearl West Polly Baker Dave & Louise Mellberg Ken & Merry Barfield Lottie Swafford Mack Whitaker Stanley & Shirley Plattenburg Jim Rose Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown Polly Baker Mr. & Mrs. Bob Ralston William & Paulette Brown Charles & Jo Gray Alma Williams Dorothy Spencer Earl & Betty Choate Greg & Paige Kemp Glenn & Tommie Jamison Charles & Helen Stringer James & Evelyn Harris Barney & Glenda Powell as of 05/20/09 Noel & Linda Tallon Scotty & Celine Sparks & Family Rebecca Thompson Kathleen Tate Dr. & Mrs. Michael W. Brown AGAPE has an urgent need… Since I have been here at AGAPE (8 years) we have literally hobbled along with our computers. Almost all of our computers (10 & 1 server) have been donated by gracious donors that most likely have gotten a new computer at home or business and we “fix” them up so they will work and keep us up and running. Our technology is behind times. Gene Palmer, Mark Kelly, Jacob Kelly and previously Kevin Reynolds have donated their time and knowledge in patching up our computers. I think we are coming to the end of our journey with these fixed up older computers. We are in dire need of replacing our computer system with new computers and a new server. Newer software would be nice since we use Microsoft Office 2003. We also are having to replace our voice mail that is on its last leg. This system was also older and was donated to us by Laser Communications. I am requesting donations earmarked “equipment” so we can keep operating efficiently. — Beverly Stine Board of Directors Staff: Keith Skinner, Chairman Sandra Shipman, Vice-Chair Danny Holmes, Becky Kelly, Treasurer Executive Director Ruth King, Secretary Sara Demir, The spring ALANA meeting was held on April 4th Director of Social Services Jack Caudle at Mastin Lake Road Church of Christ. Twenty- Craig Cheek Leah B’Smith, Social Worker seven ladies attended and enjoyed an inspirational Cedreck Davis Marci Blackshear, devotional, short business meeting, and delicious Jay Dryden CaseWorker brunch. The Avon sale was launched during the Kevin Gray Ashley Jones Britney Duncan, Social Worker business meeting and a yard sale was scheduled for Robby Koester Reba Harrington, May 30th. These have both been successfully con- Cheryle Luchini Administrative Assistant cluded netting $784 from the Avon sale and $1,692 Ted Nietzold Mandy Hollaway, CaseWorker from the yard sale. After the meeting, some of the Bennie Pinckley Bob Rieder Mona Madaras, ladies visited the AGAPE house to view the food Carroll Roberson Social Services Assistant and clothing available for foster parents. The next Barry Scott Courtney Pruitt meeting is scheduled for August 1st at Plainview Celine Sparks Administrative Assistant Irma Steelman Church of Christ at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to join Beverly Stine, Office Manager Martha Washington us there. AGAPE of North Alabama, Inc. P. O. Box 3887 Huntsville, AL 35810 (256) 859-4481 www.agapecares.org Return Service Requested Please consider AGAPE in your Estate Planning. For more information, contact us at (256) 859-4481. 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