Archive for Thursday, December 10, 2009

Neighbors

December 10, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church Advent dinner was Monday. Those who attended were asked to bring donations of cash, coats, hats, socks, underwear and the like for the Della Lamb Operation, which supports more than 1,350 low-income individuals.

The De Soto United Methodist Church provided more than 345 boxes of stuffing for De Soto Multi-Service Center Thanksgiving food baskets, which went to 152 families.

The De Soto United Methodist Church Silver Circle will car pool at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to Madam Hatter’s in Bonner Springs. To make reservations, call Mary Plummer at 585-1880 or 231-4649.

The De Soto Baptist Church is asking church families to place a Christmas cards on the church’s bulletin board and use the postage saved for a Christmas offering. The special offering will be received at the cantata and candle service at 7 p.m. Dec. 20.

The church got the chair lift in service for worship Sunday. Jeff Hodges with the choir director and special was “When Love Comes Down.” Mary Jo McDaniel announced the many poinsettias in the sanctuary and vestibule were arranged by her, Anita Woywod and Danny and Linda Lane.

Thanks go to Barb Beesley, Wilma Mann, Mary Jo McDaniel, Donnie Montgall, Rita Welch and Rosemary McAninch for packing the cookies and candies for Christmas bags given to those 80 years and older.

The De Soto American Baptist Women will have its Christmas brunch at 10 p.m. Thursday at the church’s Fellowship Hall. The Baptist men will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at J.T.’s. All men are invited.

Among those having birthdays this week are Esther Cross, Stacy Schrear, Jennifer Plummer, Gayle Moriarity, Ed Wilcox, Ian McPherson, Jeremy Towner, Chris Bosworth, Jason McDaniel, Bruce Yarbough, Donna Gulley, Danny Lane, Ruth Zimmerman and Pat Weese and two of her grandchildren, Haylee and Blake Weese.

Celebrating anniversaries are R.B. and Martha Weese.

Those on the sick list this week include Josh Childers, who had heart surgery this week and is at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. John Berry is in intensive care and needs our prayers. Ronnie Crow’s father needs our prayers, as do Donna Bodine, Bob Linden, Zola Stephans and my niece Sondra who had a stroke. My son Michael, who is home from the hospital after a heart attack. He is very thankful for all the prayers. Carlin, who also had a recent heart attack, is doing well and plans to drive to Kansas for the holidays. My back continues to give me pain.

Sympathy goes to the family of Mary Kathrine Rice.

This week’s need at De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry is for hot and cold cereals. Next week’s need will be macaroni and cheese or any pasta. As always paper goods and baby items are welcome.

With demand more than doubling in the recession, I’m glad the Baptist Church is making a weekly donation. Steve Childers did yard work and other odd jobs for me last week. If you need someone, give him a call.

The Merry Makers Club had its Christmas Party at Pizza Hut. Members had a great time playing Bingo and catching up on the news. There was no monthly hostess.

My daughter Debbie gave me my Christmas present already. It was a beautiful painting of Santa in a frame. She’s taken painting lessons for years. She also gave me a Christmas tree that was pre-decorated with glass balls and quite a showcase. I have a 2009 Christmas plate that needs hung in the kitchen with those I’ve collected since the 1960s, where I can enjoy them yearlong.

This week’s need at De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry is for hot and cold cereals. Next week’s need will be macaroni and cheese or any pasta. As always paper goods and baby items are welcome.

With demand more than doubling in the recession, I’m glad the Baptist Church is making a weekly donation.

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