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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
Can you believe the gorgeous weather we have been having here in December? It has been great, but will come to an end, I feel much too soon for my pleasure.
CHURCH NEWS. December is a busy month at College Heights United Methodist Church.
Monday evening, the College Heights dart ball team defeated the Summit United Methodist team two games to one there. Monday, the team will play the Vine Grove United Methodist team there, at 7 p.m.
The menu for the Wednesday night meal Dec. 12 is the December birthdays meal, which includes oven baked chicken breasts, scalloped potatoes, corn, veggies and dip and a birthday cake. Also the youth Christmas white elephant exchange of gifts. Dec. 19 and 26, there will be no activities or meals.
The United Methodist Women’s Christmas gathering is at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13, at the home of Gary and Becky Grant, 2423 Chatsworth Drive. Please arrive at church by 9:15 a.m. to carpool.
The Mountain Mission Truck will be at the church Dec. 19. You may start bringing items on Dec. 17 and leave them on the stair landing at the first entrance. Urgent needs are new toys, socks and underwear, men’s clothing and shoes and pots and pans.
If you would like to purchase a poinsettia to be placed in the sanctuary in memory or in honor of someone, please let Judy, the secretary, know this morning. The cost is $6.
On Dec. 16, one joint service is at 11 a.m. The choir will present the Christmas cantata, “And On Earth, Peace.” Invite your family and friends to this special Christmas service.
With Sunday being the first day of Advent, the Davis family lit the first Advent candle.
Being the first Sunday we also were served Holy Communion.
I’m sorry if anyone responded to my statement announcing the monthly Stephensburg Lodge Fish fry regularly held on the first Friday of the month. I wasn’t informed the fish frys have been called off until further notice.
ORGANIZATION NEWS. Floyd attend the Stephensburg Lodge No. 212 meeting Saturday evening, which he said was only attended by a few members, even though it was election night. It is a busy time of the year for everyone.
VISIT. Edna Drane, Betty McClaugherty and Olzetta Firquin visited after lunch Sunday with Ruth Smith, who now is a resident of Kensington Manner. They said she was very satisfied there and enjoying the meals.
GET-WELL WISHES. Health concerns include Danissa Lewis, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Hobart Nantz, Ken Goodman, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd Dodson and myself, Linda Peasley Winters, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Doris Pile, Buddy Cardwell, Saylor Lane Perry, Delva Priddy, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Wanda McCoy, Lois Morrissey, Cynthia Fullen, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Laverne Nugget, Bonnie Lee, Bart Ponder, Matt Bush, Shannon Keene, Mattie Jennie Clayton, Joe Sessum, Doris Howard, Adele Andrisen, Mary Lou Given and Thelma Dunn. If you have recovered and wish your name removed from the list or need it added, please call the number below. Continue to remember our military and our country in your prayers.
SYMPATHY. Our sympathies to the family of Larry Stein, who recently passed away. He and his parents lived just across the road from us, when he was about 5 years of age. Sympathies also go out to the following families in our church, Lonnie Lockard and family on the death of his mother; Carolyn Lockard; Joe Bennett upon the death of his stepmother, Denise Bennett; and to Joyce Seymour and Sandra Lockard and family on the death of their grandmother, Alta Atcher.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. Make this Christmas season a joyous time with your family and enjoying the fellowship with each other, instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying expensive gifts we can’t afford, to be taken back and exchanged the next day for something they like better. Enjoy the time with each other.
HELPFUL HINT. Slow down and enjoy the season, and God bless.
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