Thoughts: After our eccentric Aunt Mary died, my sister and I cleaned out her apartment. We discovered dozens of topless cereal boxes, filled with what looked like scrap paper.
Our first reaction was to throw them all away. But curiosity made us empty one on the kitchen table. There were old checkbook ledgers, coupons (expired) for soup and soap, newspaper clippings about the 1952 Presidential campaign, and --- a $50 bill!
So then, of course, we had to sift through every one of those cereal boxes. No more $50. Bills, but we did find three ten-dollar bills and 14 three-cent stamps. These riches had not flown away to heaven with Aunt Mary.
Discussion: What tangible items are we saving that we want our families to find?
Activity: Use a Forever stamp and write a letter to an aging relative.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Remember in prayer this week Vivian Hansard, Jim Kuszmaul, June Lamm, Mildred and Dick Parker, and Sally Schaper.
Our Christian sympathy to the family of Marie Leverenz on the death of her mother.
Congratulations to the Schocke family as they welcome Beth Susan born on Thursday, October 13th.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BRING YOUR RUMMAGE. You may drop off rummage until 3:00pm and then from 6:00 to 8:00pm this evening. Come and shop Thursday night from 5-7pm, Friday from 8:00am until 2:00pm and Saturday (Bag Sale only) from 8:00 to 12:00pm. We still need help at 12:00pm for clean-up.
Please come on Thursday at 7:00pm for Connections with Brenda & Jerry Michaux “Cultivating a Joyful Heart.”
Donations to Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew can be made to either UMCOR’s international relief fund (Advance #982450) or the U.S. Disaster (Advance #901670).
Charge Conference reports are due in the office by November 1st.
Don’t forget to write your article for this year’s Advent booklet. They are due by November 10th to Sara Matthews or Sheila Wilson. Children are welcome to write an article also. Pick a favorite Christmas memory and share with the congregation.
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