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"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. "

-- I Corinthians 10:31
The Christmas season was eventful at our church. At left, elder Brad Gilmore has a conversation with God during the Dec. 31 worship service. At right is our sanctuary on Christmas Eve.           Photos: Joyce Woodrow, Barrie Dawson
The new year is off to a great start in our Sunday School as children gather each week to have fun and learn about God.
Photos by Bonnie Dawson
Deacons plan Day of Service activities for Feb. 24
     On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Board of Deacons is sponsoring a congregational Day of Service to remind us that Lent is a time of sacrifice. 
     We will meet in Lois Cooper Memorial Hall at 10 a.m., and we will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Bring a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly with you. We will also make place mats for the family tables there, which will be a job for the children in attendance.
     In addition, we will send "thinking of you" cards to our special members and others in the church who are ill; and we will invite church members to pay a visit to any of our special members, especially those in care facilities. 
     We talk of giving up something for Lent, so this is an opportunity to give some of your time and energy to help others.

Family Promise fundraiser March 3
     Family Promise, which we support in conjunction with the Pitman Presbyterian Church, plans a Comedy Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Church of Incarnation in Mantua. 
     Tickets cost $40 per person, and the event includes food, soft drinks and a basket auction. For tickets see

Winnie Higgins thanks church family
     To all my friends and members of our wonderful church: Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, cards and calls after the tragic accident that took my daughter-in-law's life and seriously injured my son Glenn.  
     Glenn is recovering slowly and will be doing that for months to come, but he is making progress. The outpouring of prayers not only sustained our whole family but made a significant role in our faith in God.  
     Rev. Shedwick and Dottie faithfully checked in and offered their prayers. I cannot thank you all enough for your truly Christian caring, 
  -- Winnie Higgins
Perkins family thanks us for helping 
     We wish to thank everyone for their prayers and generous donations after our house blew up. We moved into our new home January 25th. Your many contributions allowed us to survive a very trying time. Thank you for sharing God's love.
Robert and Phyma Perkins
Cathedral Kitchen dates
  We are scheduled to help serve at Cathedral Kitchen on Feb. 7. Call Mary Kay Reynolds at (856) 803-4068 if you can help that day. Later in the year, our dates to help are April 26, June 18, Aug. 24, Oct. 30, and Dec. 16.