Archive for October, 2006

Trunk or Treat!



Candy: Check.
Costumes: Check.
Games, Drawings, and Prizes: Check.
Wind Chill: Double Check!

Here they are!! Pictures from last night’s event. Every thing went well and everyone had a great time! We took a LOT of pictures, although many of them didn’t turn out too well since it was so dark (SO, if you’re looking for a particular photo and it’s not on this page, sorry!) Here were some costumes that caught my eye:

– Napoleon Dynamite and Kip
– A Bionicle
– Harry Potter
– Darth Vader (who I’m pretty sure came by at least three separate times for candy).
– Uncle Jessie
– Ashley the Pooh (who I somehow didn’t get a picture of!) 

ISU Santa Scott was popular with his bean bag games and
tent top that kept the cold out.

Craig the Spartan Cheerleader and
the Diamonds-are-a-Girl’s-Best-Friend Girl

The Dukes of Hazzard!

“Napoleon, don’t be jealous…. besides, everyone knows
I’m training to become a cage fighter”

The winner of the 2006 Trunk or Treat Best Costume Award!

Propeller Beanie Hat Man

…and I-Don’t-Care-I’ve-Got-Short-Sleeves-in-Freezing-Weather Man!

Luke and Daisy Duke with their new pet

We only had one misbehavior all night. We dealt with it.

Lil’ Harry Potter

Prizes! I heard that someone put their name
into the drawing more than once
(no, I won’t name names, but his initials might be “Duane Hiles”)


Hope you enjoyed the photos! I may have a video to put on later…


David Dog


It’s easy! A box is placed near the front door of the church. These much needed items will soon be delivered to Indian Reservations.

Needed items:
·   Coats
·   Sweatshirts
·   Hats
·   Gloves
·   Scarves
·   New Toys For Christmas
·   NO Sweaters (they do not wear them)
·   Children and women clothing items are in much need, but men’s clothing will be accepted  

Please have donated items placed in the box by Wednesday, November 8th.  If you have any questions shoot me an email at

The Pancake Breakfast

Blueberries: $5

Chocolate chips: $6

Starting the day with fried carbs, chocolate, and lots of sugar: Priceless.  

There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s a Baptist-style Southern Pancake Breakfast.

Wow… look at the skill with which he wields that spatula!!..
I’m talking about Mr. Ken of course.

Actually I got better as the morning went on! They were
were half-way decent by my 23rd batch 🙂

We had a great crowd! 62 people showed up in all!

Ah… now this was my masterpiece! The Choco-donu-cake (with syrup)

ARBC Spartans!!!


This Sunday we were given a little suprise visit from some peppy Spartans (who looked strangely familiar…) Fortunately I just happened to have my camera with me… check out the video!! 

Pancake Breakfast!…

Tim Pancake

Don’t forget… this Sunday the 22nd (at 8:30am) is Pancake Breakfast Sunday!

VBS 2006 Pictures!!

 VBS Photo Frame

Here are some pictures from VBS 2006 (since ARBC Rocks wasn’t rockin’ back then). Enjoy!… and let me know what you think!

VBS.06 01
The kids practice singing in church….
I MEAN, in a tropical island paradise

VBS.06 02 
Captain Cookie and First Mate Crumbs had a difficult time
overcoming their shyness that week

 VBS.06 04
The big pie toss! Yeah…. it was really more of a relentless pie attack.
Remind me not to sign up to be the recipient of this next year.
Can you tell who this is?

 VBS.06 05
I actually played in each of the inflatable rides!…
I mean, TESTED them for safety.

VBS.06 06
Crumbs and Cookie discover TREASURE! ARRRRR!!!!

 VBS.06 03
Pearl Shellfish joins the Capt. and First Mate.
Did it bother anyone else that Cookie and Crumbs wore
the same clothes every day? I’m not sure I’d have my nose
so close to the good Captain’s armpit…

VBS.06 07
Our VBS skit stars