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Friday, June 22, 2007

Golf / Yankees at San Francisco / New Banner / CNW Juristictional Convocation

Played golf with my normal crew this morning at Palo Alto Muni. My Friday morning partners are a bunch of retired guys and a couple of pastors who have welcomed me into their normal group. It's good to be the youngest! They really are a great group of men. I feel honored to be with them One man is 82 years old and is still walking 18 holes! I can't complain about my sore feet when I'm with them. I shot a horrible 53 on the front nine then parred 4 holes in a row to shoot 43 on the back ending with a score of 96. Not great, but getting better! My handicap is now 24.3, down from around plus 30 6 months ago.

The Yankees are in town this weekend playing the Giants. I like both teams, but I'm a Yankee fan at heart. The Giants are my National League team. It's the first time the Yankees have played in San Francisco. I couldn't get tickets - but I'm watching it on TV.

This week is our yearly Church of God in Christ California Northwest Holy Convocation. This year it's our 50th anniversery, so there is a festive mood. It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the service where I switched my ordination to COGIC. Pastor Bains got to do a short 15 minute sermon from the main stage last night. He did a great job, but I know he was a little nervous, especially speaking in front of our Bishop Hamilton and his cabinet. I was proud of Pastor Paul! Tomorrow night Presiding Bishop Charles Blake will speak. I'm looking forward to his message

We're getting closer and closer to the new East Palo Alto credit union opening. A couple of more steps are necessary, but we're feeling good about the progress. Eventually we'll be included on this website. We're pushing for an August opening, but may have to wait until September. This week we hung a new banner announcing that Community Trust Credit Union of East Palo Alto is 'coming soon!.

1 comment:

  1. ramping it up!!! you can almost hear the adrenaline pumping in your veins
    Happy for you guys!