Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Harvest Party

A fun evening for everyone.  Here are some pictures.  More to come.  Click on the images to enlarge.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Let’s Go On A Hayride

We will be having a hayride, games, smores and a hot dog roast in celebration and thanksgiving of Harvest. This activity is for family and children of all ages and will be held October 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Come join us for a “Fun” afternoon.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Church Window


Sunrise through a window at the ruin of St Marys Church in Nottingham, England.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

This and That

The other day one of the pastors at our church in Omaha talked to me about helping with the food drives during the year at church.  We talked about different things that all pertained to food banks and the great need there always seemed to be and somehow it was mentioned how nice it would be if someday the children of the world would have to be told what a food drive was and why they were done.  It would be so wonderful if we could work ourselves out of this mission and that there would never again be such a thing as hunger.  It is such a nice dream but one I don’t think we will see in our lifetime.  India is spending a lot of money on food for it’s people while some of the leaders in our country want to take food away from those who need it most.  Yes, I am sure there is some abuse of the system but there are also elderly children, and veterans that depend on food stamps in order to eat and feed their families.

It just seems to me if we can give big companies subsidy money when they make record profits and money to millionaires who don’t need it we can take care of those who are most in need.  I saw a little piece somewhere about how Joel Olsteen lives in a  $13 million dollar home.  So when he is asking people to send money to his ministry, where exactly is that money going? Just wondering?!?!

I sat outside this afternoon with several of my people at the apartments and had a really nice time.  we had perfect weather and chatted and did a lot of laughing.  It sometimes is simple things like this that are really very precious.

We are entering a lovely time of the year.  Fall can be so beautiful.  I love cool evenings with the windows open for good sleep but yet lovely warm days.  I enjoy the great colors that we can see.  I love how pumpkin flavored things start appearing everywhere.  I am sure there is some change of season everywhere to some extent but I can’t imagine living in one of those warm climates where it is sunny and warm all the time and miss out on autumn and even winter and the rebirth of spring every year.  It is nice to see God’s handiwork all year long.

Paul Bennett, Board President

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Secretary Snippets

The Church Board was so busy winding down the summer season that we failed to gather for a meeting in September.  Though by means of a Church Mouse, it has been heard that the Popcorn Festival in Hamburg successfully earned funds for our coffers.  Lessons learned from this year’s experience include the fact that cookies don’t sell well, although water and pies do.  It was suggested to curtail the grilling of hotdogs in the hot weather, and replace them with something else, which slips my mind at the moment.  Also, to have on hand lots and lots of ice next time.

October brings to the fore preparations for a harvest gathering October 27th, which will include a hayride, along with other fun & games!  Watch for more details.

Remember that the Pastor will be absent on the 27th in order to celebrate his birthday with family. Paul Bennett will lead the service that day.  Thank you to Pastor Mel Hurst, who gave a thought provoking sermon in September when Pastor Blaine was with visiting relatives.  The situation of the comprised sound system crossed my mind during the message, as not a problem on that particular day.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Marcia Little, Board Secretary