In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to give thanks to a few people in our midst whose good works may go unnoticed.
As you may know, our church is responsible for serving dinner to residents of Ascencia homeless shelter each month that has a “fifth Monday”. A small group of helpers has been faithfully doing the shopping, preparing the dinner in our church kitchen, and transporting and serving the food to Ascencia residents. THANK YOU to Celia Eiben, Frances Kuraoka and Jerry Buchanan for their commitment and energy! Thanks also to Howard Richman who often joins them at Ascencia to help serve the dinner. If you are interested in helping too, please contact one of these special people!
We take many things for granted around our church building. Light bulbs burn out and get replaced. The plumber is called to clean out the drain. Paint gets touched up. Things break and get repaired. Special facilities requests are handled. Who is doing all this work and more? THANK YOU to Paula Hallowell for patiently and tirelessly keeping our building beautiful and operational! Not to mention, all the set-up and beautiful exotic décor and lighting she provided for Summer’s Ordination!
Speaking of the Ordination ceremony, I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Celia Eiben for coordinating the reception buffet and clean-up, ably aided by Vickie Guagliardo. Did we really serve dinner to over 150 people in our little kitchen? What a party it was!
I am certainly thankful for our wonderful church community, and I hope you will find many things to be thankful for during this season.