Maranatha Newsletter July 28 – August 3

Darlene Tegeler concluded her thought-provoking series of lessons from the book "Not on Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations" by Jasmine Smothers and F. Douglas Jr. Powe this Sunday. She did a thoughtful job of sharing the many challenging ideas presented by this author for how the church can become more receptive to a new generation of young adults.

Class Celebrations

Birthdays this week include Terri Todd on the 28th, David Carpenter on the 29th and Shannon Latchem on August 2. There are no anniversaries this week.

Jim Embrey gave the prayer today. Next Sunday Roger Rowe will be giving the prayer.

The Butterworths and the Carpenters provided snacks for the class today. The Goodwins will be serving snacks next week with an unknown partner! .


  • The Redemption Dinner was tonight, July 28. Many thanks to the class members who were so quick to help with this dinner.
  • Kendall Carpenter thanked the class for their kindness this week following the loss of her father, especially for the meal that the class served following the funeral last Wednesday.

Joys and Concerns

  • Richard Wansley reported that he and Rev. Amy Venable have been visiting our class members, Jimmy and Walter Berg, at their home. They are working with them to resolve their problems so that they can come back to church. Rev. Venable has been taking them communion.
  • Wonderful news! Cisco Maldonado is in remission from his cancer!
  • Mary Staat reported that Paul’s mother who is 97 years old, is recovering from her recent stroke.
  • Jim Embrey’s aunt is in hospice.

Enjoy your week and we’ll look forward to seeing you next Sunday.

Carol and Meredith

Published in: on July 28, 2019 at 8:35 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter July 28 – August 3  
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