Connecting Caring Communities

Connecting Caring Communities is a grassroots  community renewal organization in Abilene Texas. Established in 2005 CCC is an independent non-profit group. It was inspired by Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal. Three strategies are form the core of the CCC model: Caring Team, Haven House and Friendship Houses. Caring Teams seek to connect Abilene's caring people. It seeks … Continue reading Connecting Caring Communities

My World Tuesday: Elmcrest Baptist Church

For the past several weeks I have been featuring Abilene, Texas in My World Tuesday. Abilene is where I spent my college days at Hardin-Simmons University. An important part of my life during that period was my church Elmcrest Baptist Church.  Took these photos from the street side of the building. I guess it is … Continue reading My World Tuesday: Elmcrest Baptist Church

Sky Watch Friday: Church of the Heavenly Rest

Church of the Heavenly Rest, Episcopal church is an impressive landmark on Abilene's south side.  It began in 1881 as St. Paul's Episcopal Mission.  St. Paul's met in the Northside school building at corner of Pine and N. 13th streets. In 1884, the church's first building was built at  the corner of North 3rd and … Continue reading Sky Watch Friday: Church of the Heavenly Rest

My World Tuesday: The Paramount

The Paramount theater in Abilene is one of those hard to find cultural gems. I grew up hearing my dad tell stories of going to the paramount as a teenager. During my college days at Hardin-Simmons I too enjoyed movies at the Paramount. On weekends the Paramount shows classic movies. It is open most afternoons … Continue reading My World Tuesday: The Paramount