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 December…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, December 7, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “Christmas cards/winter 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, December 3.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!

 

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).  Class will be held on 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 December Fellowship… We will have Fellowship on Sunday, December 17, after both services.  There will also be Fellowship after the 7:00 pm service on Christmas Eve.

 

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…“I can’t control everything in my life, but I can control what I put in my body…”

With the holidays upon us, the overeating marathon is in full swing.  All the good intentions of self-control and healthy choices are forgotten in the name of rich food and celebrations.  This does not mean that the end of year celebration should be boring and bland.  We all know that a typical holiday meal is laden with fat and sugar.  Our arteries start to groan at the site of luscious dishes, and our pancreas and the whole body go into overdrive with off the chart glucose levels.  The result is weight gain and an increase in cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, and low self-esteem.  Your holiday celebration doesn’t have to be boring and mean that we have to deprive our bodies of special dishes.  We need to approach this holiday season with moderation, making healthy choices, and balancing our diets to enhance our health while still enjoying the company of loved ones, friends, and co-workers.  Instead of heavy emphasis on baking and exchanging sweets, so popular in the region, we can enjoy being together, volunteering our time to those who are lonely, and we should enjoy the outdoor activities to help burn calories.  And, when it’s time to share a table together, let’s choose less caloric drinks, although a little eggnog is allowed, and we should practice everything in moderation.  Remember, this is the season to share goodwill and spread happiness, not necessarily the season to load up with an unhealthy diet.  With a few modifications, the holiday season can be the beginning of a more desirable and healthier life style.