From Susan, Our Senior Warden : The last few days were busy ones!
Last Tuesday, the fire inspector checked our compliance on all regulations; we had only 5 minor items to take care, and those have already been addressed.
On Thursday, A & E inspected all of the fire alarms, and all are in working order.
The Soup Kitchen has been busy with the number of guests fluctuating, but last Thursday we served 120 plates. We still need volunteers, so please consider giving some of your time to help those in need if you possibly can. See Linda O’Hara or me with questions.
Art Bradley continues to represent St. Barnabas and the Soup Kitchen at the Friday Morning Greeters. Cathy will be joining him next week.
Saturday morning, Budd Kass, Jan Fax, Paul Kyllo, Gene Menke, Cherry Haas, Johnny Edwards and Susan Huffman cleaned the Potter’s Field Cemetery. With the removal of several large tree limbs and one tree; weed-eating; and weeding, the area is much sunnier and more visible. We have committed to the continual care of the Potter’s Field, so stay tuned!
Sunday afternoon, twelve St. Barnabas members attended the Refugee Coalition meeting to receive information about sponsoring our refugee family from Ukraine. JacE and Wendy will continue to update us on the program and the various needs of the family. Thank you to Cathy Clark, John and Nan Cramer, Rose Kass, Linda O'Hara, Kellie and Gene Menke, Sharon Hunt, Peter Howland, Ann Teal, Sue Post, JacE Macy, Wendy Tibbetts, and Susan Huffman for representing St. Barnabas.
Char McCreight attended the the ECW spirituality Days in Grants Pass Saturday and Sunday. We’ll hear more from Char soon.
Cathy’s first service with us is Sunday! Remember to wear red, the coffee hour will be in the parish hall, cupcakes decorated by the St. Barnabas kids will be provided, and we’ll all get to welcome Cathy and hear her first thoughts about joining us at St. Barnabas. One last time: Please wear your name tags!
This will be my last newsletter blurb. Thanks to the many, many of you who have offered support and encouragement as I’ve stumbled through the last few weeks. As my older brother Benjamin used to say when we were in high school: “It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been real fun.” 😜
Actually, it has been real(ly) fun! Thank you!