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Charlotte, NC 28270
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High School Youth Serve in D.C.

Sixteen members of the Sardis Youth program left for Washington D.C. on Monday, July 6. We ask that you keep them in your prayers.

Youth:

Rebecca Alba Caroline Alba Claire Bartel
Gracie Bartel Caroline Bowen Tanner Boylan
Katie Cross Maddie Muldoon Clay Sellers
Abby Tucker Cole Weber

Advisors:

Sheri Bartel Kyle Bartel Heather Eddy
Adrian Martin Charlotte Owens

 

You can follow their adventures on their blog here.

A Gift Has Been Received from the Estate of Maida Frye

maidaA gift has been given to Sardis from the estate of Maida Frye, who died in December of 2013. For many years she was a teacher at Eastover Elementary School. She was a member at Sardis for 52 years and served in numerable ways. She was elected a deacon and an elder, was active in the Christian Education ministries, served as a Room-in-the-Inn captain, tutored at Rama Road Elementary, participated in local and international mission trips, and served at the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter. Maida was extremely active in the music ministry at Sardis. She was a member of the Sanctuary Choir for over 40 years, rang in Alpha Ringers, from 1977 – 1987 was a chaperone for youth attending the Worship and Music Conference in Montreat, directed the middle school youth choir, assisted with the Children’s Choir, assisted with direction of the Sanctuary Choir, and directed a chime choir for the Friendship Club.

The gift from her estate was designated in a way that reflects Maida’s service at Sardis. The major portion of the estate, 75% has been given to the Music Ministry for the purchase of a piano for the Sanctuary. The remaining 25% has been directed to mission.

pianoA piano has been purchased and is now in the Sanctuary. It is a Mason & Hamlin 7’ Grand Piano, Model BB. It was originally built in 1912 and has been beautifully restored, by Alexandar Brusilovsky of Richmond, Virginia in 2014, with a refinished mahogany case, new spruce soundboard, maple pinblock and bridges, composite action, and keys made of bone and ebony, to the level of a new piano. According to Mason & Hamlin, this Model BB has redefined what a 7’ piano should be, with a substantial tone and perfectly balanced scale. A dedicatory recital will be given at a future date.

 Maida’s family directed that the portion of the gift for mission be used to support the OFCB Ministries School in Haiti. A designated fund will be established as the “Maida Frye Haiti Education Fund.”  Mission Interpretation will disperse a monthly gift, through Friends of OFCB Ministries, to the school’s operation fund, until all funds are used.haiti

 We are grateful to Maida’s estate for this gift and rejoice in the ways that this gift will keep on giving. For years to come the music from the piano will inspire our worship of God and the gift of education for children in Haiti will transform countless lives. These gifts will be a joyful reminder of Maida’s gracious spirit for whom no job was too unimportant or unappealing, if it was the job needed to be done to serve Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!

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Project45: 45 Minutes of Service

August 30, 2015
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