Hope Church of the Brethren

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Archive for August, 2010

Habitat Quilt

Our quilters have been busy.  Charleen, Shirley, Jean, Violet, Marge, Judy, Connie, Paulette, Doris and Jeannie meet every Wednesday to quilt and chat.  The quilt pictured above is their 76th quilt – the 23rd “Habitat Quilt.”  The quilters have raised over $22,000 for Habitat over the years. They have also donated to other charities.  You’ve got to admit…. this would look good on your bed!

So… the Habitat Quilt is done and on display at Sisters’ Fabrics in Hastings.  It will also be displayed at Hastings Summer Fest and Freeport Fun Days.  The quilt is being raffled away.  Raffle tickets cost $2 each or three for $5.  All the money from ticket sales goes to Habitat for Humanity of Barry County and Lake Odessa.  You can purchase them at church (see Marge), or possibly at the places it is displayed.  The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. on October 16

The “Cancelled” Camp Fire

The camp fire for July 28 was supposedly “cancelled.”  Man, we should cancel events more often!  Eleven folks showed up.  That’s one of the biggest attendances this summer!  It may have been cancelled, but those who showed up anyway had loads of fun.

Ken showed up.  The event planner said no one signed up to come (or those that did had last minute plan changes) so she cancelled the  event.

The Stern-Spencer family brought seven hot dogs.  They’d decided to come even though the event was technically cancelled because they’d invited some friends.  But seven hot dogs weren’t going to feed eleven folks (unless the loaves and fish miracle happened at Hope).  The pastor’s wife sent over two more hot dogs and some buns.  Still not enough.  Luckily Ken came to the rescue.

Ken cooking hot dogs.  He had to run back to his house to get them.  Miracles do happen.  We had enough to feed the group and had a fun evening.

These folks are renegades.  Showing up when they weren’t supposed to!

What fun!