Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Website

There is a new website for our Bartlett Auction!

Please visit www.SSBartlett.org  to get the latest on our Bartlett Fundraiser.

The dinner is May 31st.

Click the brochure to download.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

More Auction Items

Here are a few more items that have come in for this Friday!

Indoor Water Feature

Spring Wreath

Malt Shoppe Table

Another quilt

Antique Rocking Chair

Angel Figurine in a Swing

Our auction is this Friday night! If you still want to come and haven't bought tickets, make sure to let us know and you can pay at the door.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Why We Do This

These two handsome boys and their younger sister are why we have this dinner and auction every year.

Our fifth annual fundraiser will benefit the Ellis family from Tennessee. They are in the process of adopting 3 siblings -- 2 boys who are 4 & 5 years old and a little sister who is 2. The whole family will be in Bartlett for our fundraiser on June 1st.

 Our goal this year is $19,000 to help these 3 children join their new family. We need your help so please plan to support this effort in any way you can.

Don't forget to get your form filled out to join us for the dinner.  You can click on the picture below to download one.  Also, if you would like to donate something for our auction, you still have time to get something sent in. Contact me if you are interested (laurastarnes@ymail.com).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Auction Items

We have a few new pictures of some items being donated!  Check these out!
Owl Quilt

polka paisley pup

Turtle Quilt
Thomas Kincade Reprint - Gorgeous Framing!

A Robbie Bingham original! =)

Smocked Dress

If you would like to donate please feel free to contact me!
Laura Starnes - laurastarnes@ymail.com

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hope You Can Make It!

Here is the sign up and registration for our 2012 Dinner, Auction and Pancake Breakfast!

We hope you can make it.  Just click the picture of the form to download.

After you download, print it, fill it out and get it sent in! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

2012 Sacred Selections Auction & Dinner

Our 5th Annual Dinner and Auction is coming up!

June 1, 2012

We hope you will join us!
This is our save the date postcard...how precious!

We will have the barbecue dinner as usual and of course our auction!

We are currently looking for items to be donated.
This year we are trying to collect items that are hand made.
These things always seem to do best.
If you are able to donated, please email me


We will also have a BAKE SALE this year!  Our tasty homemade desserts that we have each year will now be made To-Go (for a price).
Here is just a few of the goodies that are usually found on our dessert table.

Please check back regularly.  As items come in, we will be posting them here so that you can see what's up for auction.

Let's make our 5th year our best year yet to find sweet babies a home with loving, Godly parents.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

An Adoption Story

Sacred Selections,
Our journey towards adoption actually began almost ten years ago. From the day we became husband and wife, we have always wanted to raise godly children in a Christian home. Our plan was to have two children naturally and then adopt a child one day from Korea. However, after seven years of marriage and then two years of trying to conceive, we quickly realized what most of us forget, is that our plan is not always God’s plan. After a lot of praying and placing matters into His magnificent hands, His plan became very clear to us. From this moment, it was obvious that our dream to adopt a child was no longer in the future, but in the present. With the persistent threats to the safety of Koreans and the steady reduction in the Korean international adoption program, we knew that God was leading us down a definitive path. Our Korean adoption process had officially begun.

Once we started down this path, we never looked back except to reflect and to thank God for showing us the way. When we started the process, we had a lot of unanswered questions, such as paperwork, financing the process and the usual mysteries of adoption. With unanswered questions and mysteries comes faith. With faith enters God with the answers. With our biggest concern being finances, Amanda took a job as a nanny and we saved as much money as we possibly could. We also tried to raise as much money as possible with yard sales, cookie sales, etc. Even knowing that God was in control, there was still an obvious shortcoming in our financial need.
Through His marvelous guidance, God brought another Christian couple with a passion for adoption to our local church. This couple, Chad and Becca Ford, provided us with encouragement, understanding hearts, listening ears, plus an awareness and connection to a great organization called Sacred Selections. A few months after applying for a grant, we received a phone call one night from Dana Carrozza. God had answered our prayers and concerns with a grant in the exact amount that filled our ultimate adoption financial need. God is great and without his providence and the Sacred Selections organization, we would not have been able to continue our adoption story any further.
 As the story continues, one day in late October of 2010, Amanda received a phone call from our adoption agency. It was the call that we had been long awaiting. As Amanda was filled with tears of joy, she struggled to breathe as she told me the news. In a rush, we left work and headed to the agency office to find out the details of our baby boy. We could hardly imagine another happier moment as we shuffled through the pictures and the reports telling us all about our new son. The next few months were a long and difficult wait. We kept ourselves busy prepping for the arrival of our son. Two days after Valentine’s Day, we finally met our son at the airport in Atlanta. What an anxious and amazing day all wrapped into one! God’s plan for us had finally unfolded and the journey towards raising our son had begun.
There are so many things to be thankful for through this process…
• Our family and friends who supported us in too many ways to count
• Sacred Selections and the generous donors’ encouragement and financial assistance
• Most importantly, God, for his providence, power and love
With love from our Family,
Joshua, Amanda and Phineas Nettles