Archive for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

McLouth Happenings

December 11, 2012

The annual senior citizens luncheon, to which the National Honor Society students of McLouth High School will play host, will take place in February 2013 rather than in December 2012.

The First Baptist Church choir will present their Christmas Cantata, “Great Day,” during the morning worship service, which begins at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.  At 6 p.m., the children will present their Christmas program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

United Methodist Church children’s Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Sunday.

McLouth Friendship Club’s covered dish luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at the community center. A contribution of canned food items for a local food pantry will be appreciated. All adults over 50 are welcome. Meat will be provided. Please bring a covered dish and your table service. A special secret ballot vote will be taken among those attending regarding whether to continue or end the monthly meetings of the Friendship Club, due to lack of participation. The decision will be made whether to “stay open” or “close” the Friendship Club.

McLouth Public Library’s book discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, please call 913-796-2225.

Christmas can be a lonely time for some of us. At 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, McLouth United Methodist Church will offer a “Blue Christmas” service for those who will be missing someone special at Christmas. Broken relationships, insecurity due to unemployment, illness, isolation, the loss of a child, the loneliness of no longer having a beloved spouse to share each day, the loss of a dear family pet — all these can contribute to the feelings of loneliness and “being blue” in the midst of the society around us, which is geared toward festivities and joyful celebrations around the holiday season. We need to know that we are not alone. Join in sharing and hearing prayers, music, and scripture acknowledging God’s presence, reassuring us that God’s word is for those who mourn and struggle; and that His word can shine light into our darkness. This brief service is open to everyone. Please accept this invitation as a time to move from feeling “blue” to experiencing the wonder and hope of Christmas.

— Please submit McLouth community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@gmail.com or 913-796-6935.

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