Up and Going in December

December 14th dawned a beautiful day, perfect for the Up and Going Christmas Celebration Meeting. The decorations were bright and pretty and put each in the mood to enjoy the celebration. We had 19 members and guest enjoy the festivities. Each member brought a dish of party finger food for lunch. The meal was bountiful and delicious. This comment was heard, “first time that I have enjoyed a FULL meal of just finger foods”. Bob Ziemer gave the devotions from the Advent Devotional, Waiting for the Lord 2017 by The Rev Dr Daniel M. Wendel. Bob and Gloria then led us in singing three Christmas Carols as they read a Christmas Story. A Chinese gift exchange followed. Everyone enjoyed this and the gifts were precious. Business was conducted. We were happy to have Pastor David and Sherry with us and hope that they will be able to join us each month. There was lots of laughter and happy comments as we cleaned up and put things back in order. The group departed filled with happy hearts and Christmas Spirit.
Also, a total of 90 pounds of food was collected for We Care. In November, we donated 45 pounds of food as well. I am SO proud of you for thinking of others in our community.
Our January meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday, January 11 at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will make Hospice Bag Bows and enjoy our traditional Soup Pot for lunch. Each member is asked to bring an item for the soup, sandwiches or bread or a dessert. You are invited to come and be with us.