Did you know that we are home to Boy Scout Troop 378? These Boy Scouts have completed a total of 154 hours of volunteer work this year for our church. In addition, the Troop will be volunteering at the Christmas Walk on Friday December 8 and they are planning to participate in a monthly service opportunity. Please give them a big “THANK YOU” the next time you see them.

Some of the projects included:

  • Easter Egg Hunt: 10 Scouts, 2 Leaders, 2 Adult volunteers x 2 hours (28 man hours)
  • Yard work for our Parsonage: 20 Scouts, 4 Leaders, 6 Adult volunteers x 2 hours (60 man hours)
  • Trunk or Treat: 17 Scouts, 2 Leaders, 3 Adult volunteers x 3 hours (66 man hours)

A Prayer Shawl can offer tangible comfort and be a witness to God in a person’s life. That’s why we are planning to include them with our gifts for the “Christmas Tree of Lights for Seniors.” Recently, Rosie Hughes received a Prayer Shawl before she went into the hospital for surgery. “I took my prayer shawl with me, specifically to use at night, as hospitals can be chilly. During the day, at Lake Taylor, it was usually draped over my bed or chair. Many people (staff) would comment on the lovely scarf, and I explained that this was not just a scarf but a special prayer shawl, a ministry of our church, and that when I went to bed at night I wrapped myself in the prayers of my faith community. The shawl became a witness of God’s love all on its own.” Even if you aren’t able to make one in time for the Tree, please consider participating in this ministry during the year to bring the love and hope of Jesus to someone in need.