Vista Gatherings – May 26, 2015

Memorial Planned

A Memorial is planned for Roger Douglass at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on May 30th at 11 A.M.

Caregivers need care too

According to the latest statistics on caregiving from the National Family Caregivers Association, nearly half of the U.S. population has a chronic condition.  From that number 41 million are limited in their daily activities while 12 million are unable to live independently or even leave the house.  One can deduce from these numbers that there are millions of family caregivers out there.

A caregiver support group is a regularly scheduled, informal gathering of people whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by the caregiving needs of another and who benefit from peer acceptance and recognition for their common concerns and are grateful for the wisdom, insight and humor of their fellow caregivers.  Caregiving can be an isolating experience, so it’s helpful to talk to others who are, or have been, in your shoes.  You will feel that you’re a part of a growing community of caregivers.  You may also learn about options and community resources that you were not aware of from other caregivers.

There is such a group in Fairfield Glade.  Join our community Caregiver’s Support Group that is held monthly on the first Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive.

If your loved one has memory issues bring them along for some games and quality time with our caregiver on staff.  They will be entertained while you have time to share with others who have similar circumstances as your own.

For further information, call 484-3473.

Do You Have Trouble Sleeping – this can help

You can learn Why & How to Get Restful Sleep at a FREE event on Saturday, May 30 from 9 A.M. to Noon at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road. The event is hosted by members of the Well by Nature Healthy Community who provide education, motivation and resources to help you live healthy.

Doors open at 9 A.M. Clintina Simms, health coach, will speak at 9:30 A.M. on the topic of Sleep: Do You Wake Feeling like Beauty or the Beast? From 10 A.M. to Noon you can visit exhibit tables to get useful resources for getting better sleep.

Exhibitors include: Caroline Miller offers Natures Sunshine Herbs to the Rescue; Sandy David and Roxanne Smith, Juice Plus representatives, help you improve your diet to better manage stress; Sue Butkus shows how shallow day breathing inhibits a good night’s sleep; Pat Birnesser addresses the Sleep-Nutrition Connection; Deb Markham, yoga instructor, demonstrates stretching for better sleep; Jean Kozlowski offers Relive complete nutrition products to live and sleep better; and Terry Owens from Nature’s Way Massage.

Call Clintina Simms at 931-250-3390 for more information.

Early Enrollment now for FBI Classes

The early enrollment period for the Faith Bible Institute (FBI) Fall Semester classes is going on now through June 30.

You can still enroll until July 31, but, there will be an additional $24 cost. This year new students can enroll directly online at; click on the Enrollment link.

The local school name is Fairfield Glade TN (no comma after Glade) and the school number is #592.

The local campus is located in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade.

If you prefer the old-fashioned paper application, just contact the local FBI director, Sharon Hilton, by calling 931-456-2525, and a contact time will be arranged.

Hospice meeting set

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will meet Monday June 1st at the social hall of St Francis Catholic Church  7503 Peavine Rd.; the meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 P.M. with the business meeting to follow at 3 P.M.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend. Guests are especially welcome for the opportunity to learn about the fund raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary. For further information, please contact Shirley Wilkinson, membership chair (456-0032).

Our current projects include sale of cookbooks, caring and sharing, for 10 dollars each and porcelain ornaments for $20 each. These make great gifts and support the work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County. The funds specifically support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.

On Monday, June 1st @ 7 pm The Festival Chorale of Fairfield Glade which consists of choir members from all churches in the Glade and Crossville will present their Spring Concert at the FFG Community Church on Snead Road.  We will present Mark Hayes’ “Te Deum” with featured soloists Susan Jay and Blake Saldana and John Rutter’s “Requiem” with featured soloist Rachel Schimelpfenig.  Our Director is Brian Bacon and our Accompanist will be Mary Hirst from the Community Church.  The concert if FREE so please come and join us.

New GriefShare Series

Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfield Glade invites new attendees and previous participants to join our new 13 week session of GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people who are grieving the loss of someone close.

Join them on June 1st at 10 A.M. in Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 481 Snead Dr.  For more information, call the church office at 931-484-7273.

Seminar videos and materials have been  updated and are appropriate for those who have attended previously, as well as newcomers.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group, which features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

CPR class offered

There will be Healthcare Provider CPR class beginning at 9 A.M. and a First Aid class beginning at 1 P.M.being held on Saturday, May 30th at the Community Complex!

These classes will be taught by Dee Dee Kuenzer.  These are great skills to have as you never know when the need for them will arise!

If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up for one or both classes, please call her at 931-200-4915.

VBS scheduled in June

The Coolest Week of the Summer!   “Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!” Don’t miss VBS week from June 14 – 19 (5:30 – 7:30 P.M.) when kids will form climbing crews at their base camp and begin the climb to the summit of Everest.

Games, food, Bible songs, memory verses and crafts will be part of the fun week.

Please register your children (3yrs old through 6th grade) by calling the First Presbyterian Church office (931) 484-4644, Tue-Fri, 8:30 A.M.-Noon.

MOAA Celebrates 25th Anniversary on June 1

The Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the annual picnic on Monday, June 1, at Lake St. George Marina, Fairfield Glade, beginning at 11 AM.

The buffet lunch is catered by Big Boy’s BBQ and the cost is $10 pp. Come join in fellowship with chapter members, MOAA national members, and their spouses to mark this major milestone.

For reservations, contact Sec-Treasurer Mark Pfaffenroth at 707-2718 NLT May 27.

Marathon Pinochle Picnic set for June 13

The Marathon Pinochle Club will meet for its annual end-of-season picnic at Fairfield Glade Community Church (521 Snead Dr.), including an optional final tournament.

A picnic lunch, being catered by Gladers Judy Kenyon and Wanda Tucker, features stuffed croissants (various fillings), two side salads, potato salad, tea and soft drinks, and dessert.

The cost is $8 per person, which includes lunch and a donation for the use of the dining room .

The picnic begins at 3 P.M. with the tournament, $1 per player, prizes for top scorers. Participation is not required, but is open to members, spouses, friends, and Potential New Members.

Food will be served starting at 4 P.M. with a brief meeting, distribution of 2014-2015 season winnings, and completion of the tournament to follow.

Please send enrollment form to Lee Stotz ,217 Amherst Ln., Fairfield Glade, along with checks BY JUNE 9th. BE SURE to notify Lee (707-0995) of your intent to attend by June 5, so we can get an accurate count to the caterers.

Any questions , call Lee or John Moritz (456-2290).

Local author to hold book signing event

A book dreamed about for 30 years and that took three years to complete is finally available by new author, Candace Hill.

Illustrated by local artist, Sam Hill and published by James-Laymond Publishing located in Spring Hill, TN.,the book will be available nationwide in book stores in a few weeks, but is now already available on line with rising sales.

Just in time for summer reading it follows the life of Isabella in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Full of intrigue and suspense, the publisher has already opted for a sequel.  A book signing is scheduled for June 1, 2015 at the Art Guild from 2-4 P.M.

For any additional information, please contact me at 931-459-4866 or this email address: [email protected]

Lunch date slated

The Women’s Annual Ecumenical Luncheon will be hosted this year by Fairfield Glade Community Church’s Women’s Fellowship on Wednesday, June 10.

Lynne Drysdale-Patterson, an accomplished worship leader, singer and songwriter from Nashville, will present “Abigail Smith Adams, the Faith of our First Lady.” She also will perform familiar hymns, spiritual songs, and her award-winning song “Trails of Tennessee”.

The cost for the June 10th program and luncheon is $10. Doors open at 10 A.M. for check-in.  The program begins at 10:30 and luncheon will follow.

If you attend a church in FFG, contact your church’s women’s group for more information and to make a reservation.  All others can make a reservation by sending a check for $10 to “FFG Com. Church/WF”, 521 Snead Dr, Crossville, TN 38558.  Include your name, address, and phone number.  Last day for registration is June 1. For more information, call 707-7964.

Fundraiser show slated

An important Fundraising event is scheduled at The Palace Theatre in Crossville on June 5 at 7 P.M.

This concert/show will have all proceeds going to beAll proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

There were over 800 children from Cumberland County visited the hospital last year.

RE/MAX has raised more than 130 million dollars to help.

Theree will be special performances by Frank Saxton, Regina Stevens & Terri Utsey.

Reserved seating is $15 – so order your tickets online or call 931-484-6133.

Hospice Butterfly Release set for June 13

The 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release will be on Saturday, June 13, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville from 9 to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of names they are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.  They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., or one can be e-mailed to you from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

Staycation Expo 2015 Set for June 6th

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Staycation Expo will be held on June 6th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center.  This year’s theme is “ Stay, Play, & Repeat…”

The idea behind the Staycation Expo is to inform the attendees of all the incredible destinations & attractions, fabulous shops & businesses, and memorable events that the Cumberland Plateau and surrounding areas have to offer!

This is free to attend and open to the public.  If you need additional information or are interested in exhibiting at the Expo, contact Beth Wyatt-Davis at 931-787-1755 or [email protected]

June 13 – Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN

July 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN

Aug 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area

Sept 12 – TBD

Oct 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a web site for us which is available at the following

For information about joining, call or email Keith Kurz at 931-456-8322 and [email protected]

Hot time predicted at Hebbertsburg event

Relax and plan ahead for the beautiful weather, delicious food and great fun that we are predicting for the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance on Saturday, June 6.

The ever popular City Lites will have things hot and hopping with their unique blend of music that features Marty Gibson (guitar and vocals), Flavie Miller (guitar and vocals), Glen Holverson (‘HOT’ saxophone), and Wade England (drums).  Whether you’ve never heard them perform or know their music well, be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, June 6.

You’ll hear great music ranging from country classics to classic rock to ballroom, blues and jazz.

The Sweet T’s will once again show their dancing skills during break times with some line-dancing and clogging.

And don’t forget their Fun and Famous Cakewalk!  Our Hebbertsburg ladies provide the delicious cakes and for just a $1 a chance, you could win one to share or to take home with you.

In addition to the great music, we’ll be serving our regular homemade Spaghetti Dinner (that’s spaghetti, meat sauce, bread and coffee, iced tea or a soft drink) or BBQ (that’s a BBQ sandwich, chips and a drink) for just $7, with desserts and additional drinks at only $1.

The meal, also prepared by our Hebbertsburg ladies, is served starting at 5 P.M., with the band playing from 5:30 to 8:30.

The $4 donation at the door is for adults only; there’s no charge for children 16 and under. All monies collected go to pay the band and to maintain the Community Center; the workers are all cheerful volunteers.

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is just over 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.  Head north and follow the signs. At the Y in the road with a house in the middle, take the left fork a short distance and you’ll find the blue pole barn Community Center on the left.

Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 with any questions.