Friday, December 31, 2010

Winter Extreme 2010

Monday, December 27th, Tyler, Libby, Lyndi, Stiles, Adam, Jessica, Stuart, Bro Frank and I left the church parking lot for Gatlinburg and Winter Extreme.  We were going to get to see Skillet, Francesca Battestelli, News boys, Mercy Me all in concert and hear some truly awesome Christian speakers.  We would be busy, busy, busy....but found time for good food, good fellowship, and fun...we would return on Wednesday, the 29th....tired....but on top of the mountain.  We cannot wait til next year...and we are going to register early so we can have a hotel in Gatlinburg and not have to drive from Pidgeon Forge.

The motley crew on the day we left the church.  It was so cold.  Frank and I were concerned about the snowfall that had occured over Christmas, but when we checked the road conditions we knew were going to be ok.  The picture below is just exactly what the trees looked like when we arrived in Gatlinburg to check in.

Our first good view of snow on the mountain tops.  It was absolutely breathtaking there.

First night concert

Debriefing after first nights servce and planning Day 2.
Day 2 begins......we ate breakfast at Subway because it was near the Convention Center. 

Lunch at Bubba Gumps.  Yummmy!

Crystal Angel Libby at the Village during some down time.  Isn't she lovely!
We ate lunch late today so tonight we are ordering pizza in at the motel.  I think they all like pizza.  Food for teenagers is difficult sometimes.
Day 3 - Our final service

Snow in the medians as we left Gatlinburg.  We stopped at a Pancake House for lunch/breakfast and headed back to Alabama.  It was an AWESOME trip!  I can't wait for next year!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Here We Come!

The youth leaders took the kids to the pumpkin patch  just outside of Lafayette, AL to get a pumpkin today.  It was so fun.  We got there, registered, took a wagon ride to the patch, picked pumpkins, came back and played.  Mr. M.L. told us all that whatever pumpkin we chose we had to be able to carry it out.  One pumpkin was fre with a ticket.  I wanted a massive one....but did not want to tote it out.  It was a glorious day!
Waiting for the wagon!

Ok, so Mr. M.L. decided he would help one of the girls.

Mother-Daughter pumpkin pickers

Little man....little pumpkin.  Obviously he believed Mr. M.L.

My pumpkin is a Cinderella pumpkin.  I never knew they had names.  I always thought a pumpkin was a pumpkin.  WRONG!
Culling the pumpkin patch and looking for the Great Pumpkin.  There was actually a white one there that weighed in at over 50 pounds.

The pumpkin patch watch dog.

My front yard fall decor with the new pumpkins.  Aren't they cute.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rock Mills UMC Chicken Q

We arrived in Rock Mills on Wednesday and were greeted by a warm welcome from the church people.  They brought all kinds of goodies for us to eat.  I was quite excited when I saw mac and cheese....that is my comfort food.  Libby, (one of the youth), told me Mrs. Betty Jean makes the best and she was 100% on the mark.  Saturday morning, after a couple of days of trying to find stuff, the church had it's annual Chicken Q.  We got there about 4:30.  There had been some men cooking since early on.  We joined in and had a blast.  The food and fellowship were all divine.  I am going to love this place!
 I have pictures for this post....but they are at home.  Will add them tonight.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hello From Rock Mills UMC!

Hello out there!  Welcome to our new blog spot for Rock Mills UMC.  We are very excited to be out here in cyber world.  Let us introduce ourselves.  I am Rev. Frank Korb.  I am just completing my fourth year in the ministry.  I started my career at Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly, AL.  Rock Mills is my second appointment and  I am just finishing up my first year here.  I am currently in school doing my Course of Study for the Conference and it has been extremely eye opening.  Shorlty after moving to Rock Mills I also joined the local Volunteer Fire Dept.  It has been enjoyable, especially after I was a paid firefighter for several years in Florida. The other half of the ministry team is my wife, Karen.  She is a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. She is a singer – singing with the group Still Magnolias. She was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved in June 2010. She is a  teacher of Spanish I – III at the high school level in Alexander City, at Benjamin Russell High School.Her newest hat is that of a preacher’s wife.  She is a Certified Lay Speaker and can actually fill a pulpit and has a few times. She has joined me in  a Porch Person at Rock Mills and likes that role a lot. We have four wonderful children, Amy and her husband Steven, Kat and her husband Brian, Jenifer and her husband Sam, and Eric.   We have just finished with the experience of dealing with  a parent with dementia and learning how to deal with losing them to this dreaded condition.   We love to travel and Karen has currently  been to 48 of the 50 United States, England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Italy, most of Mexico and Canada.  I was in the Navy and have been everywhere. Karen’s big dream is to one day tackle the Mother Road – Route 66. There is something about the tales, the music, and the teepee motel that just peeks her interest. I can’t wait for her to accomplish this.  Our house is being overtaken with Route 66 stuff.
Easter Sunday 2010