The varied and randomly placed collection of candles offers an image of our varied and un-pigeon-holed lives—all of which bear the light of Christ within.
For those unable or who chose not to join us, here’s a link to the complete service. You are in our thoughts and prayers:
blue christmas 2017
Our goal is to raise enough funds for at least twenty-five blankets by Mothers’ Day. Will you help? Each blanket costs $10 and is shared with refugees, those in disaster areas, or in other areas of need.
Our emphasis in helping the Condon Food Pantry has been to collect non-food items on the second Sunday of the month. Not only were we blessed with non-food items this month but our baskets were overflowing with a special assortment of 64 canned and box food items. We also collected Kleenex (5 boxes), paper towels (8 rolls), toilet tissue (14 rolls), soaps (5), and deodorant (1).
Donations can be dropped off at the church at anytime. Please place them in the baskets in the Narthex. We will bless collected items on the second Sunday of each month before delivering them to the Pantry.
Many thanks to all. SM
Set those clocks back an hour and soak up that extra hour of sleep. Then, join us for Bible Study at 9:15 and Worship at 10:30 on Sunday, November 2. Our focus will be on Love, Conflict, & Wisdom. Take a moment to read 1 Kings 3:3-28, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, and Matthew 18:15-17 before worship if you have the opportunity.
Writes Maggie today,
“I witnessed such poverty. Not in a neighborhood or particular area as I am used to seeing. Everywhere. Poverty. Houses made with corrugated tin, scraps of wood, concrete blocks or some sort of combination. Dogs roamed, bones poking through their mangy coats. Cows grazing on any spot of grassiness, some healthy, some severely underfed.”
Maggie Sebastian, a member of Condon UCC, continues to write about her experiences in Guatemala. She is currently in an immersion language program at a school in Xela (Quetzaltenango). Later this month she will join the Providence Hospital Surgical Mission Team as their chaplain. Read the rest of her offering here.
A view from the bus of homes in Guatemala.