Blankets of Love

Blankets of Love

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.

 

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Bible Study & Worship are a Go

hopeinwinter-001.jpgThe building is warm though the roads are a bit wintry. Join us this morning at 9:00 for Bible Study. (We’re looking at two healing stories in the gospel of John.) Then, join us for worship at 10:30. We will Skype with Maggie Sebastian who will share observations and answer our questions about her ongoing month-long trip to Guatemala.

As much as we’d like you to join us this morning, if you do not feel safe walking or driving to the church, please stay safe at home. Your safety is more important than your presence today.

From Guatemala: Wednesday Night Church

From Guatemala: Wednesday Night Church

Writes Maggie from Guatemala:

I went from feeling confused, left out, and generally uncomfortable to being in the moment.  I was drawn into the speaker’s words and indeed felt el Espíritu en esa lugar ( the Spirit in that place).  I don’t know what I expected the night to look like.  I do know that I was glad to worship among these followers of Christ.  Praise be to God. Alabaré (I will praise).

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 Maggie’s full post here.

Lessons From a “Chicken Bus”

Lessons From a “Chicken Bus”

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.

A view from the bus of homes in Guatemala.

The Need Continues

The Need Continues

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The need continues…

Because we did not worship last week, we will take up our regular second Sunday offering of non-food (and food) items for our local pantry this coming Sunday. The list of needed items is at the bottom of this email.
List of Needed Items:
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paper towels
napkins
Kleenex
laundry soap
dish soap
body soap
shampoo
conditioner
comb/brushes
toothpaste
toothbrushes
floss
household cleaners
deodorant
lotion
First Day of School

First Day of School

Condon UCCer, Maggie Sebastian is blogging from Guatemala this month. She begins her month in an immersion Spanish language program. Later this month she will connect up with the Providence Surgical Mission Team as their chaplain. Writes Maggie:  “Rosario operates a small eating establishment next door.  For breakfast, I was the only customer at that hour.  There was evidence of previous customer, however.  I was served an egg, fried plantains, and tortillas – a typical Guatemalan breakfast. Once consumed,  I skittered off for the school with one tortilla in my bag.” Read the whole post here: http://www.revmother.org/2014/02/phone-frustrations-and-street-shopping.html