Schedule of Events


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At this writing, we are enjoying some time off after the extreme busy-ness of the women’s retreat and its aftermath. We were very thankful that an engagement in NC got cancelled. Amy and Moye have threatened us fearfully if we ever again book anything within a minimum of 2 weeks after the women’s retreat.

I (Wayne) am better. I tell those who ask that I’m at 80%, believing for 100! Ruth has been having some pain in her right wrist over the past several weeks. She has been diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome and has appointments this week to schedule surgery. Please pray for her to get rapid and complete healing. We don’t want anything to curb her incredible gift at the piano!

We are so blessed as we watch our girls minister to others. Amy is such a natural choir leader, and Moye is just as gifted in teaching the Bible. We feel very blessed!



20-22 – Clearfield, PA, Presbyterian Church


3 – National Day of Prayer

18-20 – Cragmont retreat, Black Mountain, NC


Grant graduates from high school. He has been      accepted at Liberty University in Lynchburg,   VA, where he plans to study criminal justice.

22-23 – Capon Springs council ring meeting


7-11 – Connecticut Gateway CFO


12-14 – Eastern Carolina CFO

28 to November 2 – Capon Springs CFO


9-11 – Finger Lakes CFO retreat. We will lead  music and rhythms and Moye will speak.






Picture2Start planning and saving NOW for our eleven-day tour May 14.-24. Price will available in June. Ruth, Amy, and Moye will serve as your hostesses for unforgettable days of singing on the tour bus, having the Bible come alive before your eyes, enjoying sweet fellowship, and making friends whom you will cherish for the rest of your life. DON’T MISS IT!


WHAT WE WILL DO: Visit the house of Simon the Tanner in Joppa, where Peter had his rooftop vision. See the ruins of Herod’s palace at Caesarea by the Sea, where Paul was imprisoned. Pass the ruins of an ancient aqueduct en route to Megiddo, site of the last great battle. See Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine. Walk in Nazareth, boyhood home of Jesus. Sail and sing worship songs on the Sea of Galilee. Stand in Capernaum where Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law. Hear the Sermon on the Mount at the Church of the Beatitudes. Rest in refreshing shade at Caesarea Philippi, where Peter confessed Jesus as Messiah. Get baptized in the Jordan River.


Drive south through the Jordan Valley viewing miracles of Israeli agriculture to Jericho. Float in the Dead Sea. Scale Masada by cable car to see its fortress now in ruins. View the caves at Qumrun where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Next ascend  to

Jerusalem to pray at the Wailing Wall and stand on the Temple Mount.  Visit Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional site of Christ’s birth. Sing carols in the Shepherds’ field. Walk down the Mount of Olives to Gethsemane. Visit the  Pool of Bethesda, sing in St. Ann’s Church, then walk the Via Dolorosa. Experience communion in the Garden Tomb…and much, much more! Use the response column inside to let us know if you are interested so we can send you a brochure when available.


Men’s Retreat in 2018

Hey,  Guys! The Praise Unlimited board is considering a men’s retreat in 2018, possibly in VA, possibly September or early October. Its core would be digging into God’s Word to become real disciples of Jesus. We especially want to invite guys who love and ride motorcycles to join us and bring their friends.

Use the response column on the next page to tell us if you have interest in gathering with a band of brothers. I hope you do!
















































































Men’s retreat – September 27-29

Maine Acadia CFO – October 18-23













Lord, you came down to the seashore;

You were not seeking the rich of the wise;

You only wanted me to go with you.


O, Lord, you looked deep in my spirit;

With a smile, you whispered my name.

In the sand I am leaving my sailboat;

By your side I will find a new life.


I first heard “The Sailboat Song” above in 1984 in Peru. I was given hand-printed Spanish words and a cassette recording of it being sung with guitars in a Catholic church. I brought it home to NC, where I learned and translated it. We first used it that year.