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Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

The group met at 10AM on Friday, Feb 9th, in the Fellowship Hall to conduct business and to enjoy devotions given by Ray. He read from a booklet entitled “Jesus Calling”. His devotions reminded us to praise and thank God for His many blessings that we so often take for granted. We took a moment to thank God for the beautiful day that He had provided for our enjoyment.
Members voted to send a memorial in memory of Mr. Dan to St. Jacob’s Church Congo Mission Fund. We signed cards for Mrs. Floriede, Sandra, and Davis. Each person took a card to send to Hannah.
Twelve members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express driven by Gerald and headed to The Brookland Banquet Facility in West Columbia
to enjoy a special treat Valentine’s Day seafood buffet, delicious food, beautiful surroundings and great service. Everyone enjoyed this event.
Now on to the Riverbanks Zoo to enjoy a “Free Friday at the Zoo”. We all got our exercise. We walked/took the trolley from one end of the zoo to the other. A special treat was the judged Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens. The orchids were of all sizes and colors. God gave us the MOST beautiful day to enjoy the zoo. The animals were active, the people were friendly and the zoo was not so crowded. We all had a great time. Special “thank you” to Gerald.

March meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday, March 9th at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will prepare Hospice Easter Bags (doing whatever is necessary to get the job done). Lunch will be a “Brown Bag Working Lunch”. Please bring an item that you would find in a brown bag lunch (sandwiches, chips, goodies, desserts, etc). Wear comfortable shoes and clothes because we will do lots of walking and moving about. Come join us, you will enjoy the fellowship and be so proud of the finished bags.

Up and Going News

Posted February 5, 2018 By admin

Happy New Year to each of you. Sixteen members gathered on Thursday, Jan 11, to enjoy a traditional Pot of Soup. Each brought items for the soup or an accompaniment or a dessert. The soup lunch was delicious. We sent lunches to Dan and Floriede and JL and Janet. Helen Gave the devotions on New Beginnings which our Baptism gives us every day. Business was conducted. We then got busy and made 185 bows for the Hospice Bags. Hospice Bags will be filled at the March meeting. If you would like to contribute individually wrapped candy, nuts, crackers, etc. please leave your gifts in the Fellowship Hall in the box provided and marked. We will make the additional bows needed then. We plan to make 250 Hospice Bags. If you are asked to handwrite a note of love to attach to each bag please consider helping us. These personal notes mean so much to the recipient. Simple acts of kindness show God’s love. The February Meeting is scheduled for FRIDAY, Feb 9. We plan to go by bus to free Friday at Riverbanks Zoo. Lunch will be at the Brookland Center. Ray will have devotions. Date will change if bad weather is predicted. More information will follow at a later date.

Up and Going in December

Posted December 26, 2017 By admin

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.