Words That Hurt – Words That Heal

Hi, Everyone,
We have been doing a study based on a Stephen Ministries book titled Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who are Suffering by Kenneth C. Haugk. Dr. Haugk is a pastor and clinical psychologist and is the founder and Executive Director of Stephen Ministries. He wrote the book in response to his own experience in the loss of his wife to ovarian cancer. Everyone has been in the position of trying to support someone going through a difficult time. Maybe you have been the one enduring difficulty. Sometimes well-meaning friends or family, in their effort to take away your pain, will say something incredibly hurtful, not because they wanted to hurt you, but because they didn’t know what else to say.
This Friday, March 13, we will take a very close look at “Words that Hurt and Words that Heal.”

March 13 Words that Hurt – Words that Heal /Rita
March 27 Pink Thinking /Donna
April 3 Creating a Safe Place /Becky

Loose change collection last week, $3.10 bringing our total to $52.69. We have decided to donate to Rise Against Hunger until the annual packing event on March 29. Thanks so much!

2020 Quilting Schedule – 9 am to 5pm in the Hearth Room

March 19 Thursday March 26 Thursday

Becky is collecting shoes ― any kind of shoes, to support the riding stable she serves, which also provides therapies to riders with special needs. Bring your shoes any Friday morning, or contact Becky for other arrangements. beckynold85@gmail.com

Community Dinner ― Tuesday, March 24. Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. Kitchen volunteers start at 3:00. Please contact Donna if you have questions or to volunteer. dlrisch@nycap.rr.com

Book Group has selected their next book Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Tuesday, May 5 is the discussion date. Some copies are available at the library.

Sunday Symphony ― Albany Symphony event for families and children. “Beethoven Back to the Future” March 22 at 3:00 held at the Zankel Music Center of Skidmore College. Tickets start at $15. For more information go to albanysymphony.com

I hope to see you all on Friday, March 13 at 9:00. Our inclement weather policy is: if Shenendehowa schools are closed or delayed on Friday morning, we will not meet.

Grace and peace,