“It’s a very nature-minded congregation,” observed Hackney. The pastor has shepherded the church for the last two years, alongside his congregation at Cross Roads UMC in north Anderson, with the help of campus pastor Gina Kirkland. In July, Hackney steps back to Cross Roads, and Kirkland takes on the pastoring at New Horizons, which usually seats about 100 congregants each Sunday for services.
“All the way around we’re blessed, so we want to be a blessing to other people,” said Janet.
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Creamed Kale 1¾ lbs. kale ¼ c. butter 1 onion, chopped 4 Tbsp. flour 1½ cups milk 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese Pinch of crushed red pepper Dash of nutmeg Cook 1¾ lb. kale in boiling water 5 minutes; drain. Cut into ribbons. In a skillet melt ¼ cup butter over medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion and cook until tender. Sprinkle with 4 Tbsp flour; stir for 1 minute. Stir in 1½ cups milk; simmer until thickened. Stir in 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, a pinch of crushed red pepper, and a dash of nutmeg. Fold in kale and season to taste.