Sometimes we need to take a step back and remember what the world looks like through the eyes of a child. Last week in my Sunday School class we made butter out of cream. What I assumed to be an ordinary lesson took on an entirely new aspect as the fascination of creating something out of a mass of nothing amazed and delighted the kids. This was a new experience for them and one that really made an impact. The impact it had on me was just as valuable as I realized the importance of appreciating new experiences and the little things in life.
Last Friday I had the pleasure of working with Boy Scout Troop 26 at their Fish Fry. The fund raiser was a great success thanks to the kitchen magic of Don Reynolds, Steph Hillis and many other volunteers. The troop did a fantastic job and the boys worked hard and were very professional as they served over 100 people a delicious meal of beer battered fish, plus sides. This week the troop will be participating in “Scouting for Food” and will be distributing plastic bags to collect canned goods for the Son Light House. Pick up will be this Saturday morning, March 24, so be sure to leave your bags filled with food on your front porch.
Christopher Secules, a graduate of Hughesville High School, son of Tom & Karen Secules, husband of Jennifer Malinovsky and father of Ehlana and Garin Secules is in a unique and unfortunate medical situation. He has a progressive autoimmune disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) that has a consequence of destroying the liver. Recently it has progressed to the point that he needs a liver transplant. If anyone is interested in being screened as a liver donor for Chris, contact him directly at (610) 739-6472 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider these four things before calling: Donors are limited to ages 21 to 49; donors would need to be A+ blood type; Donor’s would need to have a height near 5’6″ and a weight around 150 lbs. The decision must be the donor’s decision with no external influences. Chris is incredibly thankful for any thoughts and/or prayers for him and his family.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hughesville will be hosting weekly Lenten Services every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The meditations for this service will be a study of the Lord’s Prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tivoli United Methodist Church will once again be making homemade Easter Eggs. Call 584-4988 to order by March 24. The eggs will be available at Ace Hardware in Hughesville on March 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Lairdsville Fire Company will have a ham raffle on Saturday, March 24. The event is BYOB. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7 p.m.
Bethany United Methodist Church will be holding a Ham & Bean Soup Sale on March 30. Please order by March 28 by calling 584-2044 or 584-2301.
Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.