Hi Everyone! November 16, 2023
I’ll start with some good news this week. Our own Caleb Smith was selected as First Chair in the State Honors Band playing the baritone saxophone! It’s quite an honor for Caleb and his family. I’m sure he has worked hard. He is fundraising to buy a new sax which is quite expensive so we will put the blessing pitcher out for one more week to help him out. If you’d like to help but can’t get to church, please contact me and we’ll work something out. Congrats Caleb!
More good news. Our Boy Scouts participated in Scouting for Food last weekend and brought in enough food for 50 food boxes to be given away at the Nazarene Church. They also collected more than $900 to buy food. Good job Scouts!
Our annual Winter Festival will be on Friday, December 1st. That is a little more than 2 weeks away. If you haven’t signed up to help, please contact Glenora as soon as you can. Here’s something that everyone can do to help. We need baked goods for our bakery. If you can bake cookies, a cake, a pie or anything else yummy please plan on it. We will not be having a cake walk this year so turn that energy into something else!
If you have items that we can sell in the country store at Winter Festival we’d love to have them. We will sell new and almost new items along with Christmas decorations that you’d like to donate. You can drop them off at the church anytime the doors are open.
We had our annual Charge Conference last Monday evening. It was successful and went very smoothly. We all make a good team!
Danny Crego has some good news. He is officially a certified candidate for ministry. FINALLY! Danny has worked hard for this and Annie deserves a lot of credit for supporting him through his journey. Congrats from PUMC Danny!
Please plan to come to church on November 26th and stay to help decorate the church for Christmas. We will also be moving tables into place for the Winter Festival so will need extra help. Many hands make light work (Edna Rice 😊)
We have some prayer requests this week. My sister’s husband Bill passed away on Tuesday afternoon. Please keep Carolyn, her kids and grandkids in your prayers. Carolyn appreciated and loved our prayers during Bill’s struggles.
Lyna is asking for prayers for Dean Westoff from Montana. We prayed for him last winter when he received a heart transplant. His body is rejecting the new heart. Keep he and his wife Sandra in your prayers.
Please keep the following folks on your prayer list: Larry Jeffries, Hugh Homan, Bob Maynard, the Peterson Family in Arizona, Olivia Bybee, Jim Warzyn, Shannon Osborn, Lis Williamson, Carmen’s cousin Tory, and the Hood’s grandson Josh.
Always pray for peace. We sure need it.
James and Pastor Mary Beth have safely arrived in Arizona. We wish them a nice vacation and a safe return to us. Danny Crego will step in this Sunday and take care of us.
As our pastor said last week, “God’s law is love.” Take care of one another.
PS. Since next week is Thanksgiving week, I’ll be in the office Monday through Wednesday.