Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Fair Priced Clothing board takes making donations to local charities seriously! This year the board has donated to the following charities:
Salthawk Community Support - $7,200
First Call for Help - $2,000
Meals on Wheels - $1,000
Soup Kitchen - $1,000
Food Bank - $1,000
New Beginnings, Noel Lodge - $1,000
Circles of Hope - $1,000
Children's Emergency Shelter - $1,000
Brighthouse (Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center) - $1,000
Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. - $1,000
Total of donations made this year to local charities is $17,200. Thank you Fair Priced Clothing Board for being so generous throughout our community!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
God Bless All Women
“God could not be everywhere,
therefore He made mothers.”
- Jewish Proverb
ODE TO MOTHERS
By Kristin F. McKendall
Mothers cannot do it all
But surely do they try.
Mothers hear the angel's call,
To comfort all who cry.
Mothers for themselves may fall,
For others they will fly.
Mothers bear the weight of all,
For their children, they would die.
A Mother's gift extends beyond
All bounds of time and space.
Her lovingness and nurturing
Make Earth a peaceful place.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
History Of Mother’s Day From UMC Book Of Worship
Mother’s Day began in its present form with a special service in May 1907 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The service was organized by a Methodist laywoman, Anna Jarvis, to honor her mother, who had died on May 9, 1905. By 1908 Anna Jarvis was advocating that all mothers be honored on the second Sunday in May, and in 1912 the Methodist Episcopal Church recognized the day and raised it to the national agenda. It has some parallels with the old English Mothering Sunday in mid–Lent, which focused on returning home and paying homage to one's mother, and with Mother's Day for Peace, introduced in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe in Boston as a day dedicated to peace.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
We have received a more accurate quote of $27,500 for repairing our leaky old roof. This quote does not include the roof over the sanctuary, only the lower roof. It does, however, include some caulking and sealing of the sanctuary roof to protect the integrity of the repairs to be done.
We currently have about $17,000 in various accounts that will be applied to the roof, leaving us about $10,000 short.
Please let a member of the Coordinating Council know if you have suggestions for fund raisers. Donations designated for the roof repairs are also welcome.
Your prayerful consideration is appreciated.