It’s Almost Time…

Eighteen pork butts are in the smoker.  The potato salad and beans and slaw will soon be ready.  The homemade desserts are being made with loving hands.  The auction items are listed and packed ready to go.  The marvelous table decor is complete.

Will you be at the 9th Annual Sacred Selections Memphis BBQ Feast and Auction?

Hope to see you there!

SS Raymond and bbq cooker

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The Caster Family

SS Caster

The 2016 Sacred Selections Memphis family is the Caster family.  Trey and Allison are parents to three beautiful children – Tessa is 5, Crew is 3, and Holly is 1.  The whole family is excited to add a new baby to the family.

Trey and Allison met at the Florida College camp in Arkansas 11 years ago and became good friends before they started dating.  Trey is a mechanical engineer and Allison uses her early childhood education degree everyday in teaching her children. They are active in their local congregation where Trey serves as a deacon and Allison teaches children’s Bible classes.

Join us Saturday, June 18th at 5 PM and meet the Caster family and help them bring home their new baby later this year.


Love Your Neighbor

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“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widow in their distress…”

The Christian religion is based on two great commandments: Love the Lord with all the heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus taught in conjunction with this the credited ‘Golden rule’: Do to others what you would want done to you. And so – if the Christian truly wants to be adopted into the family of God as per Galatians 4, then they will indeed not spurn the opportunity to provide for others, especially orphans in need of a father and mother. We all serve in different ways. With some it is financial benevolence; with some it is skills of management; with others it is encouragement. Search your own heart and skill set in order to apply James’ great exhortation to help the child in distress. (Borrowed from Jeremy Dehut, SS Birmingham)

You may register for the BBQ Feast and Auction to be held June 18, 2016 at

Another Samantha Cochran Original

Samantha is a 2nd grade teacher and spent her spring break piecing this quilt for our auction.  It is in bright, fun colors and would be perfect for a sweet baby girl.  It is backed with bright green minky fabric for ultimate softness.  We are so thankful for loving folks who help us again and again to raise the funds to get children into christian families.  Be sure to register for the Memphis BBQ Feast on June 18th and bid on this wonderful quilt!

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The Final Number is IN!


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2015 is another great year for Sacred Selections Bartlett!  With the help of many, many folks we have raised enough money to help TWO families with their adoption fees!   Our final number, including the 1213 matching grant, is $28,000! … Continue reading

Bright and Beautiful Comfort Could Be YOURS!

ss15 Horne quiltDarlene and Raymond Carter’s neighbor, Dianne Horne, has been watching the preparations that the Fossil Fueled Porkers are making for our bbq feast tomorrow night.  Darlene has been lending a hand, too.  She picked up the dozens and dozens of buns we’ll be piling high with that smoky pulled pork!!

Dianne was impressed with their hard work and dedication to Sacred Selections and wanted to get involved also.  She brought them this bright and beautiful quilt for the auction.  It is a Random Block pattern and is approximately 67″x 54″.  It is outline quilted in buttercream and pink. Perfect for a small bed or use it as a comfy throw on the sofa or your favorite chair.

Getting Ready to Smoke that Q!

The cooking rig is clean as a whistle and Brother Ray is getting ready to start rubbing the butts with The Fossil Fueled Porkers own dry rub tomorrow afternoon.  Stay tuned for further developments.

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By the way, we’ll have two sets of Fossil Fueled Porkers dry rub and sauce in the auction.  You can get that same good flavor at home!