Around late November we had to say good bye to our snow birds, who leave us for the winter. It’s always sad to see them go and it makes the spring all the sweeter when they return and we feel whole again. But then again we do have some things to cheer us up in their absence. We have a new member who says she feels as though she has found her home. Her name is Karin Blackburn Sedewar and we are delighted to have her. Also attending our meeting regularly is a new mommy, Heather Koontz and her thoroughly charming little one, Tess. Baby energy has been missing too long and we welcome its return.
Christmas Eve found our Meeting House almost full for yet another year. Friends gave the gift of their musical talents and gifts of their hearts through words. It seems that our Christmas Eve service has become a home to go to for family and friends of Friends who really need to be somewhere to share the spiritual magic of Christmas Eve. We probably will not see them again until next Christmas Eve, but that’s fine with us. It is a gift we can offer. Contributions were made to help a local family who had lost all they had in a house fire shortly before Christmas.
We are currently in the process of determining how we can have a better working kitchen and dining area that is more handicapped accessible. We have a second floor and are considering the possibilities of how to better utilize the space we already have. We are more than happy to hear from other Meetings about how they solved this problem in their meeting houses.
Today, in the morning before meeting, we met to make Valentines cards to send to all our friends far and wide who do not get to meeting for whatever reasons. While doing this it makes us all the more thoughtful of those folks and we are then able to hold them in our hearts more than we had before.