Maranatha Class News from January 8, 2012

Suzy and I are excited to finally begin this year serving you all as Class Presidents! It is a warm and comforting feeling to look out and see so many familiar and supportive faces in Class this morning. With your help, we’ll work out the kinks and have things flowing smoothly in a short time.

Suzy opened the Class with a prayer.

Debbie and Scott Morgan and Debbie and Neal Pascoe – Thank you!

Special Presentation
We presented William Meyer with a Bible Dictionary as a token of thanks and gratitude from the class for his leadership and decision to step in and facilitate the class when no one else was prepared to do so. We admire his courage and conviction in taking on such a role. There was also a thank you gift for Michelle Place for her service as Curriculum Coordinator for 2011. It will be presented to her at a later date.

Will Haskell was our only guest in class this morning

Birthdays (No Anniversaries this coming week)
Gary Smith – Jan. 8
Joel Panciera – Jan 9
David Rose – Jan 12

~There is an opportunity to place an ad in the upcoming BA Directory. A sheet was passed around for people to sign-up
~There is a canned food drive taking place in January – donations can be left in Bishops Hall – donations will go to the Food Bank
~ The January Social Event – Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm January Social – a Pot-luck Dinner and Texas Hold’em night in the Maranatha Class room. It will also benefit the Food Bank – Poker chips for the evening’s activities will be “purchased” by bringing canned food items.

Joys and Concerns
~ John Sherman’s Mother is improved and has been moved to Methodist Manor
~ Patty Harrison has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – prayers are asked on her behalf
~ Bill Thomas expressed deep appreciation on behalf of himself and his brother and their families, for the outpouring of concern and support after the recent death of their father just before Christmas

I announced that there would be forms available at the check-in desk for people to share Joys and Concerns in writing. This will enable us to make sure we have the correct information for the Class News. It is not necessary to complete the forms, they are just being provided if needed.

Richard Wansley lead us in a thoughtful prayer

Ron Marsh was the Guest Speaker this morning. His topic was a discussion of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A recording of his talk will be available on the Maranatha Class website. Barbara Meehan indicated she would post the PowerPoint of the presentation to the site when it is available.
Next Week
Hosts – the Allen’s and the Rose’s
Speaker – Sue Venerable will speak on King James and his Bible

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