NEWS FROM THE SHARED MINISTRY

Emmanuel Clothes Closet…The Clothes Closet is open every Tuesday at 9:00 am.  In need of:  autumn and winter clothes (children & adults), 35 gallon black garbage bags, gallon zip lock bags, toilet tissue, deodorant, lotions, bar soap, dish soap, and all baby needs.

 

Emmanuel Shopping Cart Needs for November…Instant potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, stuffing mix, gravy (jar or mix), Vienna sausages, canned fruit, cracker snacks, cans of food with pop top lids for easy opening.

 

Living Lord Card Class…Join us for a card-making class on Thursday, November 2, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “Happy Holidays” (one Thanksgiving/Fall card and three Christmas cards).  Classes will be at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  The cost is $12.00.  Please bring adhesives like double-stick tape and liquid glue.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, October 29.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!

 

Living Lord Thanksgiving Food Baskets…The Outreach Committee will again be giving out Thanksgiving Food Baskets.  Our goal is to help 20 families.  If you know of someone in need of a Thanksgiving Food Basket, please call the church office to get signed up before Sunday, November 5.  The Outreach Committee is asking for monetary donations to purchase turkeys and grocery shopping lists are posted on the Outreach Bulletin Board.  We will also need 40 brown grocery bags, if you happen to have any you would like to donate.  Please turn in your monetary and grocery donations no later than Sunday, November 12, 2017.  Distribution of the Thanksgiving Food Baskets will be on Friday, November 17, from 9:00 am until noon.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Tompkins.

 

Living Lord Sign Language Classes…American Sign Language Classes will be held at Living Lord for adults and children (great for hard of hearing folks, too).  Classes will be held on Nov. 8, 15, & 29, and Dec. 13.  Classes run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the cost is $75.00.  Please contact Pam Beish at pamelabeish302@gmail.com or at 330-646-1637 if you are interested in taking these classes.

 

Living Lord November Fellowship…We will have Fellowship on Sunday, November 19, after both services.

 

Living Lord Angel Tree…We can help make Christmas a special time for area children.  Our Angel Tree will be up on Sunday, December 3.  Stop by the tree, choose an angel, sign them out, and have fun shopping!  We will have 20 children to buy for.  All gifts must be returned UNWRAPPED by Sunday, December 10, with the angel tag attached.  If you have any questions, please contact Tootie Rogers.  If you are unable to be in church on December 3 and would like to participate, please call Tootie and she will mail you an angel.

 

From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller…“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.”   Edith Sitwell

The month of November is almost here and winter is fast approaching.  With the cold weather, we move indoors and the dangers of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning sharply increase.  This is the time to make certain that you have installed quality smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that can decimate families, while smoke inhalation kills more than do burns from flames.  These risk factors can be prevented with the installation and proper maintenance of alarms.  They are very affordable and even are available through grants from the community.  Remember, install alarms on every level of your home and test the batteries at least once a month.  I still remember once when I was home alone and the chirping sound woke me.  I didn’t know how to disengage the sound and saw no sign of a fire.  The next day, after a sleepless night, I was informed that the chirping serves to alert the user that the battery was nearly dead and should be replaced.  Recently, I learned that alarms today are available with a battery life of ten years.  My education on smoke alarms is now up to date.  For your family’s safety, it is a good idea to furnish your home with quality alarms, test them monthly, and make certain to change the batteries or replace the alarms according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Once your alarms are in working condition, look for other fire dangers, which include the beautiful candles that we enjoy so much.  Please keep them away from anything that can burn and extinguish them when leaving the room or going to sleep.  Additionally, electrical fires can cause a lot of destruction.  With today’s technology and so many electrical devices, we need to pay attention to electrical cords to make sure that they are not damaged, which can lead to fires.  A final note – a home fire escape plan is a must.  Inspect your home and create safety exit routes which would be valuable in the case of a home fire.  With a little preparation, we can safely enjoy the winter months in the warmth of our homes and continue to live healthy lives.