Mission Matters… - First Presbyterian Church

At First...
The Newsletter of the First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, Connecticut
Jan./Feb., 2015
Volume 57, Issue 3
In this issue…
Page 2 Handbook.
Page 3 First Person(al)s.
Page 4 Mission Matters.
Page 5 Session Highlights.
Call to Meeting.
Stewardship.
Parish Life.
Page 6 Around the Church.
Page 7 “Dinner Church”.
Around the Presbytery.
Page 8 Dedications of
Christmas Flowers.
Page 9 Calendar Dates to
Note.
Page 10 Celebrate & Give
Thanks.
Page 11 Gifts of Time and
Talent.
First Presbyterian Church
136 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1619
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1
Dear Friends,
In December, Tom announced that the Speers family will be moving to Delaware in
the summer so that Bessie can accept the call of Tower Hill School to be their Head
of School. This will mean changes for the Speers family and for our church family.
We have asked that Session release us from our ministry as co-pastors in the early
summer, 2015. Our last Sunday together will be June 14, 2015.
When we arrived at First Presbyterian Church, we together proclaimed the abundance
of God’s gifts to this congregation. God has given us all that we need to be the
church in this time and place. We have seen and celebrated that reality. Worship is
joyful and vibrant. Under Dianne’s leadership, the choir continues to support that
worship. We have a new roof. We have received new members. We are actively
involved in our community. BOTS pots provide fresh food for city residents. The
Strawberry Festival continues to fund our outreach. We have raised funds to provide
goats and computers in other parts of the world. We continue to provide food for the
Manna Food Pantry and Community Meal. Bible Study is active. We have a new cross
and we have a new screen in the sanctuary as part of our worship and the arts grant
from the Calvin Institute. We have partnered with Trinity College students to work
around the church building. We have welcomed three seminary interns. We have
stopped drawing funds from our endowment, allowing that to grow. We’ve painted a
labyrinth in the parking lot, which is used by people during the week. The list goes on
and on. God gives us everything we need to be the church in this time and place.
In December, Session met with John Merz, who is the Co-Chair of the Committee on
Ministry at Presbytery and the liaison for our church. John talked about various
staffing options for our church and Session will share these with the congregation at
our congregational meeting on January 21. Session will be eager for your input and
John will continue to provide support and counsel to the church in the months to
come.
We do not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future. God
will continue to use this church and its people to be a blessing in this community and
in the world. The same God who brought us together will bring new pastoral
leadership in the days to come. God provides all that you need to be the church.
Thank you for being the generous, faithful, loving people you are. You are an
inspiration for both of us and we cherish the time we’ve had together. We will
celebrate together this Spring and you will remain in our hearts in all the days to
come.
With enormous gratitude for you,
Martha & Tom
The Handbook
Health
20. No one is in charge of your happiness except
you.
21. Smile and laugh more.
22. You don't have to win every argument. Agree
to disagree.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince,
and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants,
and eat less food that is manufactured in
plants.
4. Live with the three E’s ― energy, enthusiasm,
and empathy.
5. Make time to pray and read your Bible every
day.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did last year.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes every day.
9. Sleep seven hours.
10. Take a 10 to 30 minute walk daily. And while
you walk, smile.
Society
23.
24.
25.
26.
Talk to your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70
and under the age of six.
27. Try to make at least three people smile every
day.
28. What other people think of you is none of
your business.
29. Your job won't take care of you when you are
sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Personality
Life
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have
no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts about things
you cannot control. Instead invest your energy
in the positive present moment.
13. Don't overdo. Know your limits and respect
them.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else
does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more when you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all
you need.
18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Don't hate others.
19. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil
the present.
30. Do the right thing!
31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful,
or joyful.
32. God heals everything.
33. However good or bad situation is, it will
change.
34. The matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and
show up.
35. The best is yet to come.
36. When you wake up alive in the morning,
thank God for it.
37. Your innermost soul is always filled with joy.
So, be joyful.
The Handbook is adapted from an old newsletter
from the Federated Church of Christ in Brooklyn, CT.
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First Person(al)s…
Prayers and Remembrances for:
On the Move: Church member Sarah Corrigan
and her husband Willem Schauer purchased a
home in Bloomfield, CT. Terry and Kathleen
Davis have moved into their new home in Supply,
NC. They are “very happy to be part of a close
residential community and have found a church
home in a United Methodist Church.” They “send
greetings to all in this holy season. The welcome
mat is out.”
Aboagye family…
Gertrude Cort…
Betty Gadson…
Deb Gadson…
Helen George…
Joan Grant…
Henry family. Diana Henry’s brother Bertram
and his wife Keisha have lost
Keisha’s mother.
Kissi Family…
Marlon Long…
Maude Morisson…
Gladys Wiafe…
John Allen…
Alda Bennett…
Jeffrey Bissey. Jane Murray’s 2nd cousin…
Jane Bledsoe, Alice Evans’ sister…
Nancy & Bob Bolgard…
Myrtle Cross, Pauline Robertson’s sister-inlaw…
Will Devereaux, the Murray’s grandson…
Donald Labins…
Donte Rabb…
Sam Riddick…
TyShawn Riley…
Pedro Rivera…
Collin Robertson, brother-in-law of Pauline
Robertson…
Dawn Simonsen, a friend June O’Neil…
Rick Taplin, a friend of Pastor Tom…
Taylor, a baby diagnosed with Tuberous
Sclerosis. She is a niece of Holly Billing’s coworker…
Bryan Uttman…
Antoinette Valentine…
Simeon Williams…
The mission and ministry of First Presbyterian
Church.
“Dear friends and family, Richard and I have
moved to Florida! It was a long time coming, but
we finally decided that it was time to flee the
winters to enjoy the sunshine year round! First
Presbyterian has always been my home from
baptism to membership and marriage. I have
many fond memories of growing up in and with
the church and will always carry those cherished
memories with me in my heart. Sincerely, Nancy
B. (MacLachlan) Sweeney.”
Note: the new addresses of our members and friends may
be obtained from the church office.
Welcome New Members: Mercy
Asomaing, Gifty Kankam, Ernest Kissi, and
Melissa Richard. They were received during
worship on December 14, 2014.
Thank You Notes Received: Ian
Tamburini wrote to thank us for the scholarship
money, helpful for purchasing his lab books and
manuals. David Labins also sent a note thanking
us for his scholarship money, adding that it is nice
to know he has our support while off at school.
Finally, Hands On Hartford sent FPC a lovely
card noting, “Thank you so much for all you do
for us and our neighbors in need. Your efforts are
truly extraordinary!”
Good to See: Grace Brodeur traveled from New Jersey with family to attend worship the day her greatgranddaughter was baptized at First Presbyterian Church, Hartford. Rusty Spears, visiting from Pennsylvania,
worshipped with us on December 21, 2014. And Shirley Garren was able to attend worship that day, as well.
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Mission Matters…
Community Meals: On the fourth Tuesday of the month, Church Elders Holly Billings and Keith Rhoden, Jr.
(with Mimi Nelson and the folks at Travelers) serve meals to upwards of 100 folks at Christ Church Cathedral.
People from various departments within Travelers help provide and serve the food at those meals. In November
we served a full turkey dinner, with trimmings, to 95 individuals. On December 23, the meal was lasagna, salad,
bread and butter, dessert and a beverage. We served 75 people.
Food Pantry: During the months of November and December, the First congregation donated 520 pounds –
over a quarter ton – of food to the MANNA Community Pantry. F.P.C. is again participating in the 2015 Souper
Bowl of Caring. Please bring your non-perishable food donation(s) to church on Sundays. Donations will be tallied
on February 1 and benefit MANNA.
Tuesday Mornings at Manna Food Pantry: It is an established fact that the First Presbyterian Church
has been a strong and faithful contributor and supporter to Manna Food Pantry. It is also widely known that
Shirley Dudley, the current chair of the Outreach Committee, has had a constant presence at the pantry on Tuesday
mornings for many, many years. Her enthusiasm about the role of the volunteers at the pantry was what motivated
me to make the decision to join her at the pantry on Tuesday mornings to help stock the shelves. Needless to say,
this has been a very rewarding experience.
“Stocking shelves”, what does it really mean? I had no idea that it did not mean just unpacking and arranging cans
on a shelf. I have realized that what it really means is making friends, helping to feed the hungry and making a
difference in other people’s lives. I have not only had a good a mentor – Shirley, I have also made many friends and
acquaintances. The staff is great and the other volunteers are a joy to interact with. The laughter and the casual
conversations make the mornings go by faster. Even though the volunteers are not expected to be there on a
weekly basis, for some unknown reason, there is the knowledge that someone is counting on presence of the
volunteers in order to make somebody’s life a little better. It is disheartening to see the shelves empty on Tuesday
mornings even after stocking what came in from Foodshare. On the other hand, it is also a great pleasure when
Shirley and I can hardly haul all the donations from the First Presbyterian Church to the pantry.
Lessons learned: Consider yourself blessed when you don’t have to wonder if you will get your next meal. Count
your blessings just for the fact that you are a member of the First Presbyterian Church and that as a community, we
make a big difference in the lives of so many others who would otherwise go to bed on an empty stomach.
Thank you all for the great donations and please keep them flowing!!! ―Juliana Mantey
Adopt a Social Worker Update: The mother of twin boys was thrilled with the items we’ve donated.
Continued donations of gift cards for clothing the boys are welcome― suggested stores are Target or Walmart, for
value and easier accessibility by the client. There is also another single mother who can use our assistance.
She recently lost her job and has a six year old daughter; so, anything would be helpful. The daughter will enjoy
anything educational, including toys, Barbie dolls, etc. She can also use clothing size 6 – 6X. If you can help, a
collection bin is located in the office annex. Gift cards should be given to Keith or Corinna for safe keeping.
Distribution of the Strawberry Festival Proceeds: Hands On Hartford, $150.00; Presbyterian Mission
Agency, $400.00; Living Waters for the World, $350.00; 2014 Presbyterian Giving Catalog, $250.00; AIDS
Connecticut, $250.00; Future Signage Project, $1,000 to be held in a Liability account.
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Session Highlights…
At the November 9, 2014 meeting of Session we:
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voted to begin using some hymns from the new Presbyterian Church hymnal during worship, with a plan to
purchase and dedicate new hymnals on Founders Day 2015;
received a report and recommendations from the Cross Advisory Committee and approved the carving of a
new Celtic cross for the sanctuary, in accordance with their recommendations.
The new cross for the sanctuary, designed by Tricia Petraven, will also serve as a time capsule to be opened by the
congregation 100 years in the future. During Advent congregants were asked to bring a small item or note to place
inside. The cross was dedicated during worship on December 21, 2014.
Call to Congregational Meeting
The Session has called a meeting of the congregation for after worship on Sunday, January
25, 2015. The purpose of the meeting is for review of the 2015 budget and other business as
appropriate. A light lunch will follow.
Stewardship…
We had a great crowd and excellent response during our Consecration Sunday, followed by a celebratory luncheon.
The Stewardship Campaign is still going on and folks who have not yet returned their pledge cards are encouraged
to so at their earliest convenience. You may drop it in the Offertory Plate when you come to church or simply mail
it in to the Church office. Pledge Cards are also available at the entrance to the Sanctuary.
Parish Life…
Parish Life wishes to thank everyone who participated in Parish Life events this past year. Especially, those of you
who so very generously cooked. How could we ever supply all the delicious food without you? Parish Life takes
credit for planning events but it is the people who attend and donate food who really make each and every event
what it is.
We have future events planned. Parish Life will host the Congregational
meeting. February is Black History Month so keep your calendars open
for a brunch and an interesting program. During Lent we will have a
brunch at which time there will be a viewing of “Joseph and the
Technicolor Dream Coat.” At another brunch we will have Tom and
Nellie Speers talk about their recent trip to Africa.
Again, thank you so very much for all your support.
― June O’Neil, Parish Life Committee co-chair
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Pictured above are screen shots taken from a video of “The Invitation.” The Christmas play was written by Diana
Henry and performed during worship on December 21, 2014. Photos of the play (taken by June O’Neil) and a
video (taken by Adu Amankwah) can be seen by visiting the church Facebook page online at the following addresshttps://www.facebook.com/fpchartford (there will be a link directing you to you-tube for the video).
The play was an all-church effort that included cast and crew from the congregation: Abena Adzenyah, Devé-Ann Bennett,
Dejé Bennett, Afua Amankwah, Abena Amankwah, Asa Cort, Shirley Dudley, William “Bill” Cooke, Guthrie
Speers, Eleanor “Nellie” Speers, Kwabena “Kobe” Darko, Christine Murray Lambright, Jasen Lambright, Kwame
Adzenyah, Jeffrey Kissi, Samuel Sykes, Seraphina Lambright, Kofi Amankwah, Nya Aboagye, Linden Long, Anissa
“NeeNee” Long, Marlon Long, Tricia Petraven, Thomas “Tom” Speers, the F.P.C. Choir, Diana Henry, Dianne
Ney, Jenilee Amankwah, Jane Murray, June O’Neil, Tricia Petraven, and Adu Amankwah. Thank you one and all.
Well done!
Around the Church…
Photo at left shows the new
cross and media screen in
action during a recent
worship service.
At right are “new” folding
chairs, thanks to the
Presbytery. A circular
meeting table in
Johnstone Hall is pictured
below right.
The new-to-us furniture arrived thanks to Dan Bender, June
O’Neil, and church sexton John Du Pont. They drove to the
Presbytery in Dan’s truck and brought back items no longer
needed by the Presbytery, but still useful.
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“Dinner Church” Starting in January…
Beginning in mid January, Jessica Jones (our seminary intern) will be hosting a series of four “dinner church”
services for the congregation. All members are invited to join together for an evening meal combined with a
worship service. Worshipping as one body of Christ outside of the traditional Sunday service will provide an
intimate setting for us to experience worship differently. By sharing hospitality and a meal together, and taking an
active role in worship (lighting candles, singing songs, reading scripture and discussing God’s word) we will
experience “church” in a new, informal way that encourages both laughter and communion.
The dinner church services will begin Wednesday evening, January 21, and continue until February 11, the week
prior to Ash Wednesday. The new service will temporarily take the place of Wednesday night Bible study, beginning
at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., in time for choir rehearsal. Homemade soups and salads will be served for
dinner, and children and newcomers are welcome to join! If you would like to be involved in the new project, either
by helping to prepare food or set tables, or if you’d like to take part in the service itself, please contact Jessica at
[email protected]
Elements of the Dinner Church:
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Gathering song
Candle lighting ritual
Scripture reading
Prayer
Simple song
Communion service
Passing peace
Break for/to serve dinner
2 minute sermon or reading
Question for discussion during dinner
Simple song
Sending
* Members actively participate by singing songs, reading prayers and scripture, lighting candles and passing one
another communion elements.
Around the Presbytery…
The Presbytery of Southern New England has gone virtual. What’s changed? The office in Old Saybrook is closed
and staff now work from their homes. Milly will be seen only at Presbytery meetings; meetings will now be hosted
by various churches throughout the Presbytery. What has stayed the same? Pam still answers the phone. Your
phone calls for Dayle and Dana will go either to their cell phones or voice message. The P.S.N.E. retains the same
physical and email addresses, the same phone number, and the same website (note that the mailing address is: P.O.
Box 388, Chester, Connecticut, 06412). *
*from http://www.psne.org/meetings/2013%20PY%20meetings/2-9-13/FYI%20Changes%20at%20PSNE.pdf
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Christmas 2014 Flowers Given to the Glory of God...
By
In Memory of
Aboagye Family………….…………………………..Julius & Shirley’s parents.
Immanuel Bae……………………………………….My parents.
Diana Henry, Dejé and Devé-Ann Bennett………….Daddy Linden, “Jen Jen” Henry, baby Adonai Henry,
Momma Lillian, Mommy Haber, Clayton Henry.
Edwin and family……………………………………Eileen, Anna, Noel, Leopold and Lilla Carty.
Shirley, Laurie, and Katie………………………….....Our dear Bill and son Stephen.
Sandy and Sam Hamilton..................................................Our parents, grandparents, and our sons Charlie and Gordon.
Pamela Hauburger..............................................................My parents Daniel and Iva Hauburger.
Robin Herrera…………………………........................Doris, George and Cheryl Lewis.
Cheryl Johnson………………………………………Mom (Muriel Johnson) I will forever be thankful that
God shared you with me.
The Labins Family……………………...........................Joyce T. Arnold, Katherine B. Tuthill and David B. Tuthill.
Jasen, Christine, and Seraphina Lambright……………Lucille Murray, Jo Anne More, Mary Bradley, and April Bradley.
Loving Family………………............................................John and Beverly McNeish.
Anita Marchant………………………………………Sherry Marchant, Raymond and Anne Marchant, and Emil
and Lucy Eger.
Their Family.........................................................................Mr. and Mrs. David Marshall and Dave and Betty Marshall.
Alan and Jane Murray.........................................................Melinda Boyar, D. Allen Nicolas, Nancy Murray, Eileen
Murray, Henry Erbe, D.H. Nicholas, Jane Osler, Frances &
Alan Murray.
June, Jim and Bob O’Neil..................................................James O’Neil, Jr., Bertha Garbe, Robert Garbe, Gene Garbe.
Flora Perleoni and family...................................................Grace and Archie McNeish.
Pauline, Maurice and Michael ...........................................Bob Robertson, Patti O’Neal Robertson and all family
members who have passed.
Tom, Bessie, Nellie and Guthrie Speers..........................T. Guthrie Speers, Jr.
Nancy and Richard Sweeney…………………………G. Borden and F. Sylvia Maclachlan.
The Tamburini Family........................................................Louis and Helen Boldi, Corinna G. Boldi.
And by
In Thanksgiving for
Kate & Sherwood Anderson ............................................work for justice.
Diana Henry, Dejé and Devé-Ann Bennett………….Grandma Bennett.
Shirley Dudley……………………………………….My husband Carl, all my children and grandchildren.
Alice and Bob Evans..........................................................Ruth Evans’ 90th birthday.
Shirley, Laurie, and Katie…………………………….Our Church family and all dear friends.
Sam Hamilton......................................................................Sandy, Noah and Chastity Hamilton.
Hands On Hartford (Barbara Shaw)…………………Generous members of First Presbyterian Church.
The Labins Family…………………………………...the wonderful music, dance and art that enhance our worship
at First Presbyterian.
Jasen, Christine, and Seraphina Lambright…………..This Church family and all of the love and support that you
have brought us over the years.
McNeill Family of Love.....................................................Alicia and Ian’s wedding in July, 2014.
Keith Rhoden, Jr.................................................................Pat Rosoff.
The Spears- Rusty, Tonya, Emily, Grant and Karen…Our Hartford Church family that we miss so much.
Tom, Bessie, Nellie and Guthrie Speers..........................The love shown to us by the members and friends of FPC of
Hartford.
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Calendar Dates to Note…
January 4: Un-greening of the Church
January 18: Annual Presbyterian Promise Board Meeting, held at
First Presbyterian Church, Hartford.
January 25: Congregational Meeting, after worship. Meal to follow.
February 1: Souper Bowl of Caring.
February 7: Presbytery Meeting, New Haven, CT.
February 18: Ash Wednesday.
February 22: First Sunday in Lent. Meal and a Movie, after worship:
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.”
Save the Date: Presbyterian Promise, in conjunction with Wesleyan, is presenting a program on February 7,
related to LGBT/Queer spirituality. One of the speakers will be Jeff Chu. He is a journalist and the author of
“Does Jesus Really Love Me?”.
Let us know…If you’ve had a recent special event or other cause for celebration in your life that you
would like to share, or a loss or other circumstance for which you’d appreciate prayers—your Church
family is interested and concerned. Just e-mail Keith Rhoden, Jr. at [email protected]
You may also mail or drop off a note to the Church office or send an e-mail
(addresses are on the last page of the newsletter). Photos are also welcome.
On Sundays, large print worship resources (including the Sunday bulletin and large print
bibles and hymnals) are available from an usher. Assisted listening devices are also available. The
wireless listening system, similar to those used at the Bushnell and Hartford Stage, allows users to sit
anywhere in the sanctuary.
If you have access to the Internet… you can download a pdf of the Sunday
bulletin as early as the Friday before the service. A bulletin for the upcoming Sunday service is
normally posted before 3:00 p.m. on the Friday before. Just visit the church website, click on
“Worship” and scroll down to find the bulletin you want at http://www.firstpreshartford.org
(we keep the most recent four bulletins online). Also be sure to visit the “Faith at First” blog (http://faith-atfirst.blogspot.com) and the church Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/fpchartford) where you will also
find lots of photos- in color!
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Celebrate & Give Thanks...
January Birthdays:
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10
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12
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16
18
20
22
30
Abena Adzenyah
Ernest Osei
Michael Asare
Anita Marchant
Clifford Riley
George Blick
Marian Cooke
Alex Parkes
Seraphina Lambright
Jessica Sheely
Julius Aboagye
Guthrie Speers
David Labins
Jon Ney
Jessica Aboagye
Leslie Adjei
Holding each other in prayer…
The following members will be prayed for in
worship in January and February. Please
remember them in your private devotions as
well:
Jan. 4: Akosua Ware, Gladys Wiafe, Ālani
Willett, Shirley & Julius Aboagye.
Jan. 11: Jessica Aboagey, Nya; Kwasi &
Rebecca Adjei, Ashley, Earvin, Leslie; Adu
Adzenyah, Abena; Michael & Vida Adzenyah.
January Anniversaries:
Jan. 18: Adu & Jenilee Amankwah, Afua,
Abena, Kofi; Francisca Amoah, Akosua,
Kwame, Abena
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Jan. 25: Mercy Asomaing, Dan Bender, Tamla
Bent, Holly Billings & Mimi Nelson.
Sam & Sandy Hamilton
Michael & Vida Adzenyah
Feb. 1: George & Carolyn Blick, George Brice,
Grace Brodeur, Lloyd Brooks.
February Birthdays:
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6
8
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12
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14
18
23
27
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Feb. 8: Grace & Michael Ofori, William,
Michael, Kwadjo; Rachel & Jerry Butler, Gina;
Edwin Carty; Bill & Marian Cooke.
Rebecca Adjei
Cynthia McPherson
Sam Poku
Fiona Tamburini
Monet Knott
Isaac Riley
Joseph Awuah
Ruth Van Anden
Bill Cooke
George Rawitscher
Felecia Fleeting
Feb. 15: Sue Corrigan; Sarah Corrigan &
William Schauer; Gertrude Cort; Gregory &
Marilyn Cort, Asa.
Feb. 22: Ulyne Cort; Beverly Cort & Carlos
Lyte, Marissa; Yonette Cort-Park; Enoch &
Margo Darko, Esther, Kobe.
February Anniversaries:
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17
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Gregory & Marilyn Cort
Alan & Jane Murray
Norman & Ruth Van Anden
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Gifts of Time and Talent… thanking those who have served over the past months.
Coffee Hour Hosts: Kate & Sherwood Anderson, Cheryl Johnson, Jane Murray, Parish Life, Tom & Mildred
McNeill.
Communion Stewards: Adu Amankwah, Holly Billings, Asa Cort, Mildred & Tom McNeill, June O’Neil,
Patrick Ney.
Flowers: Holly Billings & Mimi Nelson, Shirley Dudley, Sam Hamilton, Sam & Sandy Hamilton, The McKirdy
Family, Jane & Alan Murray.
Liturgists: Julius Aboagye, Adu Amankwah, Bill Cooke, Lianne Doherty, Alice Evans, Jean Hager, Pam
Hauburger, Cheryl Johnson, Christine Lambright, Mildred McNeill.
Advent Candle Lighters: The Aboagye Family, The Amankwah Family, Jean and Pamela Nesbitt, Diana
Henry, Devé-Ann Bennett, Dejé Bennett.
Arts in Worship Experience (AWE) Team Planners for Advent: June O’Neil, Asa Cort, Tricia
Petraven, Keith Rhoden, Jr., Anita Marchant, Martha Highsmith, Shirley Dudley, Pamela Nesbitt, Tom Speers,
Christine Lambright, Diana Henry, Devé-Ann Bennett, Dejé Bennett, Tom McNeill.
Ushers: Pauline Robertson, Adu Amankwah, Sherwood Anderson, Robin Herrera, Tom McNeill, June O’Neil,
Emmanuel Peprah, Keith Rhoden, Jr., Clifford Riley, Akosua Ware.
Newsletter Mailing: Edwin Carty, Jane Murray, Pauline Robertson.
Photo Credits: June O’Neil.
The Last Word…
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who
have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
(quote found at http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/poverty)
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