The newsletters have been inconsistent. One reason is the lack of a newsletter editor after the loss of Dave Haugh to format and edit the newsletter- I thought we would have another ‘quarterly’ newsletter. But then Laura Harryman came to church.
Laura just happens to have been the administrative assistant for the Presbyterian Church in Baker City. She now lives at the Estates. She came by today to see about using one of the plots for planting some vegetables. Knowing she had been a church secretary I asked if she was busy. (People who know me, know to run when I ask that question, but being new she said no I am not busy.) And so I said, could you by chance help with the newsletter? And she did.
Note the new cover page. Laura was able to move the picture to the cover page. I hope that we can use the mural in many different ways. This is just the beginning.
Update on the Mural Project.
On May 19th the Mural Committee will hold a public hearing at city hall. Our hope is all will go well and the mural will be up before the summer traffic.
This morning the person who helped us set up the irrigation system for the community garden met with Walt Mangerich to give us suggestions for the landscaping on the south side of the church. The hope is to have irrigation set up and grass planted to compliment the beautiful mural when it is placed outside.
Community Garden Update
Planting day is scheduled for May 17th. Jack from Al’s garden will bring the plants around 8:00 am and we will start planting at 9:00. Come join in the fun. Warde Hershberger took advantage of the good weather this week and tilled the garden. It is ready to go.
Kim Johnston is busy fixing up the woods for people to use. The labyrinth has new lines and is ready to walk. GK Machines have built and donated bench legs for the wooded path. Mark Sterling will find the planks for the seats.
This area is becoming a beautiful restful place to be. I hope the people of the community will take advantage of this peaceful area of the church.
Love INC update
Love In the Name of Christ continues to help people in the community. Bill Anderson has gotten involved by volunteering to use his truck and pick up furniture and deliver it to people.
The session voted to help with the Bunk Bed ministry. What we will do is make a bunk bed kit that can then be assembled on site to a family in need. This is the perfect gap ministry for us since our space for storage is limited.
Kim Johnston is part of the committee that will host a dinner and auction in August.
Nora, the new interim executive director, has told the board she is always looking for volunteers to help with the call center.
Newsletter PDF: May 2014 web