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Judea Weekly eNews - Mothers Day and other celebrations

Friends,

     The busy May continues and spills right into June so it is wonderful that you are reading this week’s email and keeping up with all the goings on! 

     For those who have been in this church or town for a while, you may have known Carol Cook.  Carol was a member of this church from 1954 through 1986 and died December 29, 2016.   There will be a graveside committal service for her on Saturday, May 13, at 1:30 pm with a reception to follow in the church hall.  You are invited to join her friends and family to honor her life.

     Won’t you celebrate Mothers’ Day with us this Sunday as Pastor Cheryl is back in the pulpit to honor the feminine spirit of God in those we call “mother.”  We will also celebrate/honor  “Grandma” Shirley Downs for her many years of service to the children in our church and greater community.  We will be dedicating a bench on the Green to her and rumor has it that there may be some other special presentation.   We would be delighted to have you join us!

     On Saturday at 2 pm, we will celebrate the life of Georgia Middlebrook.
If you are planning to attend this service, we'd like to remind you of the tight parking situation in our part of town.  If at all possible, please car-pool.  Note that out of courtesy to our neighbors who will be open during these times, the Gunn Library and Museum, we are asking that you park on Kirby Road, or in the parking spaces associated with the Washington Club, leaving upper spaces for library and museum patrons who are not attending the service.

   Throughout the month of May, we will continue to accept annual One Great Hour of Sharing offerings.    We extend a HUGE thanks to those who have contributed already.  If you have not yet done so, you can use the envelope supplied in a letter you may have received recently, drop off at the church office or duly marked into the weekly offering box on Sunday, or you can give online through our secure giving portal.        

     At the very beginning of June there are two special events hosted by our Youth Group.  One is an All-Church Prom and the other is a Pet Adoption event on the Green.  Please read the announcements on the right for all the details.

     Download and read the May Journal today!  The monthly newsletter is packed with news and information about our lives together.  Be sure to download today and read.  Of special interest to me is the survey you will find on page 12.  That page is intended to be cut and mailed, however, there is an online form so you can fill out that survey now.  The responses we do or do not get on this will affect the frequency and content of our monthly newsletter so if you read it and would like to voice your opinion, please respond today.

    May the rest of your week be filled with peace and joy!

Karen Esslinger
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