Shenkel United Church of Christ
SHARINGS AND CONCERNS November 2012
SHENKEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1580 Shenkel Road Pottstown PA 19465
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Shenkel United Church of Christ’s “The NEWSLETTER” is a monthly publication prepared, edited, and mailed by the leadership and staff to all members and friends of the church. It communicates news about our life, purpose, and mission as a Church of Jesus Christ. Information related to our partnership as a member of the United Church of Christ and wider church/community outreach is included on a regular basis. The Church is located at Unionville & Shenkel Roads in North Coventry Township.
November 2012 Sun
3 Turn your clocks back tonight!
Community Lunch Bunch: 11:30 AM Choir: 7 PM
Choir Robes Dedication
Home School Coop 9 AM 2 PM
All Saints Day Commemoration Youth Group Meeting
One Service Home School CoOnly at op 9 AM—2 PM 10:45 175th Celebration with dinner after worship
Old First Urban Service Program Home School Coop 9 AM— 2 PM Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service: 7 PM at Zion’s UCC in Pottstown
26 Home School Coop 9 AM—2 PM
Community Meal: Noon
Agape: 7 PM
Choir: 7 PM
Confirmation Class 7-8:30 PM
Quilters: 9:30 AM
PRC Meeting: 7 PM
Healing Prayers: 9:15 AM
Consistory: 7 PM
Old First Urban Service Program
Card Making Class: 10 AM Choir: 7 PM
Mid-Day Dinner Club: Noon at Olive Garden in Collegeville
Confirmation Class 7-8:30 PM Choir: 7 PM
1580 Shenkel Road, Pottstown PA 19465 610.326.3535 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.shenkelucc.org The Pastor’s Pen CONSISTORY OFFICERS President Glen Hoff Vice President James White Secretary Connie Armbruster Treasurer Ken Bevan Financial Secretary Chris Gray Assistant Financial Secretaries Lori Scharneck Doug Allen Barry Miller Director of Music Ministry
Pastor Bonnie L. Moore 484.524.8280 email@example.com
Office Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs. 9 AM to 1 PM
“And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” - Roman 5:3-5 “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28 There aren’t many I people I know who could honestly say, like Paul, that they “boast in their sufferings.” There aren’t many people I know who wouldn’t give their left arm to avoid suffering, if that would be possible! And yet, for all of us, pain, loss and suffering are an inevitable part of life. Yes, we know (at least retrospectively) that most of the time, suffering does produce endurance and character and hope, but it just seems that there could be a better way to develop those character strengths than by suffering. Although our gut instinct may be to find a “quick fix” that will immediately relieve any suffering we experience, that may not be the wisest way to deal with pain. For example, the pain caused by a toothache effectively prevents pressure on the tooth which can delay healing and potentially spread bacteria. The rapid elimination of pain may, in the long run, actually contribute to greater pain! Some people are actually born without any sensation of pain. But their pain-free life is not bliss. People without the sensation of pain do not feel the discomfort of sitting in the same position for long periods. Their blood supply is impaired. There is tissue damage. In fact, people who cannot feel pain are nearly all dead by age thirty.¹
Position vacant Elders Glen Hoff Lynne Moyer Connie Armbruster Chris Gray Gary McDermit Deacons Jeff Graef Mark Dushanko James White
Reactions to pain – whether it’s physical, emotional or spiritual pain – such as avoidance, denial, blaming, over-simplification or other “easy cures” are all ways of limiting the possibility of learning from pain. Although “quick fixes” may make pain appear to be gone, there’s a good chance that it is not, and that it will continue to find ways to wreak havoc in one’s life. On the other hand, when one recognizes, as Paul did, that pain and suffering are part and parcel of life, one can respond thoughtfully, hopefully, and even creatively to the discomfort. Trusting in “God’s love [which] has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,” and the promise that in all things God works for good, who knows what “new good” God may call forth in one’s life? Be God’s, Pastor Bonnie ______________________ ¹From Healthy Congregations Workshop 2: Healthy Congregations Respond to Anxiety and Change, p. 22.
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Newsletter Editor: Judy Embriani
Assistant Editor: Jody Sweinhart
Assistant Editor: Bill Baseley
SHENKEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
11/11 ONE SERVICE ONLY: 10:45
Louise & Tootie Hine
Gary & Sue Stultz SPONSOR NEEDED
8:30: Carol Pearson
8:30 CUL: Lynne Moyer
10:45: Sandy Rowe
10:45 CUL: Glen Hoff
ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:45 Lisa Yocom
ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:45: Barry & Lisa Yocom
8:30: Carol Pearson
8:30: Judy Gergle & Barbara Sweinhart
10:45: Barbara Brown
10:45: Sherri & Ben Mocarski
8:30: Carol Pearson
8:30: Bill & Carolyn Baseley
10:45: Faye Pedrick
10:45: Ed & Faye Pedrick
* CUL = Communion Usher Leaders (will recruit members to assist in serving communion.)
“Flours” is a collection of pantry items or a monetary donation of your discretion to the Cluster. If a cash donation to the Cluster is made, a wheat arrangement will be placed on the altar. Altar flowers are $30.00 and bulletin dedications are $6.50. Food Sculptures are also gladly accepted. You can also dedicate a Choir Anthem with a donation of $30. With everincreasing costs of choral music, this sponsorship will help stretch our budget and continue to bring quality music to Shenkel. Dedicate your anthem to someone special, an event in your life, or just to the fact that you love music. Thank you for this needed contribution to Shenkel. Blue envelopes are in the Narthex for your sponsorships. The are many dates open for sponsorship and dedication during this and the upcoming months. Please complete one of the special flower/bulletin/anthem envelopes below the sign-up chart, enclose your payment, and either put it in the collection plate or in the Secretary’s box by the office door. You should sign your name on the chart in the narthex by the appropriate date after you have completed your envelope.
Shenkel UCC celebrates the sacrament of Holy Communion at both services on the first Sunday of each month. Each time communion is served, some of the bread and non-alcoholic wine that has been consecrated at the altar will be saved in a traveling communion kit, ready to go to the homes or hospital rooms of members who were unable to be present, and would like to receive the sacrament. Please let Pastor Bonnie know if you, or someone you know, would appreciate “distance-communing” with their Shenkel Church family!
October Consistory Highlights…. Learned that the speaker in the church nursery was repaired (thank you, Gary!) Learned that a UV system was installed in the parsonage, solving the bacterial contamination problem. Designated Sunday, December 16 for the Congregational Meeting to elect Consistory and Board of Christian Education Members for 2013 and to approve the 2013 budget following a single service of worship that day at 10:45 a.m. Received a thank-you from PSEC for our meeting our 2012 OCWM pledge to date Approved a pledge of $11,000 for OCWM in 2013 Accepted a challenge from Pastor Bonnie’s dad to raise money to reduce the 2012 deficit (see “175 Challenge” article on page 6.) Complete copies of Consistory Minutes are available from the church office upon request.
DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR THE BULLETIN OR THE NEWSLETTER? Just a reminder that all bulletin announcements should be at the church office by each Tuesday at noon to be included in that week’s bulletin. Newsletter articles must be submitted by the 15th of each month to be included in the next issue. Please remember that the December/ January edition is combined, so all information about January events must also be at the church office by November 15th.
SAVE-A-TAPE PROGRAM This is the easiest way to help our church financially. Just ask for a Save-A-Tape card at the customer service spot at your local Redner’s store. Show your card at the register when you check out, then bring your register tapes to church and deposit them in the box in the Narthex. These tapes are collected routinely, presented to the store, and Redner’s donates a percentage of your total purchase to the church. Be careful to bring your tapes in regularly instead of saving them at home, as they do expire if not redeemed within a certain time period. Also, please return the entire register tape. Redner’s will not accept any register receipt that has any part of it removed. Keep up the good work and thank you, Redner’s!
As of September 30, 2012…. YTD
ARE YOU A COMMITTEE OR A MINISTRY TEAM CHAIRPERSON? Something to think about…. believe it or not, the end of the year is fast approaching, and your annual committee report will be due at the church office no later than December 15th in order for the annual report to be completed on time. Ministry team coordinators are also welcome to submit a yearly update for the annual report. Please consider this suggestion for annual reports You can either just add bullets under these categories, or incorporate these into a more narrative report --- accomplishments during 2012 -- concerns or questions that arose during the year -- hopes and plans for 2013 Thank you.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION….
November Youth Happenings 11-4 — Youth group meeting after 10:45 worship. Remember to bring money for pizza and drinks. 11-17&18 — Shack-a-thon 11-16, 17, 18 — Old First Retreat (Meeting at church is cancelled on the 18th) 11/25 — Pretzels On sale after church 11-30/12-1&2 Fall Youth Event at Mensch Mill Contact anyone on the Y-Team (Ben, Cameron, Kaleena, Sam) or check www.shenkelucc.org for details.
A Veteran’s Day Oldies Spectacular will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Pottstown Senior High School to benefit the Pottstown Cluster. More information on the event and reservation forms can be found on the flyers in the narthex and social hall.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS 9:30 a.m. – in the Social Room Everyone is invited to these special programs! The Adult Class will continue to view “A Surprise from the Archive” during November. We are enjoying looking back at the programs and accomplishments through the years. Plans are underway to have some of those video tapes converted into DVD discs for purchase as a fund-raiser toward Shenkel’s operating budget. Speaking of Shenkel’s operating budget…please make special note of the article below for information about the $175 Challenge!
$175 Challenge You are probably aware that we are behind in bringing in the funds needed to pay the bills. We have received a challenge to correct that situation. Pastor Bonnie’s father has contributed $175 to our budget, and has challenged us all to match that amount. We appreciate his generosity, and think we can follow his lead. We would like to at
Tammy Graef is once again working with Ministries on Main Street, helping to provide holiday meals for the homeless. If you can provide any help with donations of nonperishable food items, paper products, and especially frozen turkeys, please call Tammy at 610-4696085. All help is greatly appreciated!
least take action and ask that each of us make a contribution as we are able. Containers will be available in the near future as we launch this campaign. In appreciation of our 175 years as a church, we suggest that any amount from $1.75 to $175 to $1,750(or even $1,750,000☺) will help the cause…and everyone who donates will get a beautiful “175 Shenkel Church” button to wear proudly. TOTAL DONATED AS OF PRESS TIME —
SHENKEL LOVES TO GIVE…. The Cluster welcomes all cash, food and clothing donations between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on Monday through Friday. Please come to the back door off the alley. Parking spaces at the rear of the building are reserved for people dropping off donations. PANTRY NEEDS: WE NEED PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS! Grape jelly, canned pasta (such as ravioli or Spaghettios), canned stew, oatmeal and sweet potatoes. CLOTHES CLOISET AND HOUSEWARES: Men's coats & winter clothing Children’s coats & winter clothing Women’s coats & winter clothing Toiletries - toothbrush/toothpaste, soap/bodywash, deodorants, shampoo/cream rinse Cleaning Products: Small containers of clothes detergent, dish detergent, toilet cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners (Mr. Clean or Spic/Span) Paper Products: paper towels Diapers (sizes 3,4,5 ONLY Please) Please contact Vicki at 610-970-5995 for more information.
The Pottstown Cluster will provide Christmas holiday box meals to needy families in Pottstown. This year they have an increase in families needing groceries and they will need to distribute 250 boxes. We have agreed to provide 250 cans of corn as our donation and we will hold this collection during the month of November. Donated cans can be placed on the chancel rail in the sanctuary. Thank you for your contributions to this worthy campaign.
PLEASE HELP…. On November 16-18, the Confirmation Class will be participating in the Wellspring Urban Service program at Old First Reformed UCC in Philadelphia. We’d like to take along items for their Cupboard – Most needed are socks, men’s underwear, t-shirts in all adult sizes, pop-top canned food like ravioli and soup, men’s shoes and boots, and men’s hoodies. Items can be given to any member of the confirmation class, or dropped off at the church office. Thanks!
REMEMBER TOO…. The Pottstown Cluster Food Bank collection at Shenkel is the 1st Sunday of each month. Please place your items in the large plastic bins in the narthex. AND...Please bring in your used cell phones and empty ink cartridges and place them in the box across from the nursery, or in the box located on the coat rack shelf across from the office. The cartridges are recycled to Staples, and the church receives credits toward the purchase of office supplies. The used cell phones are given to the police department to be distributed to abused women. The special offering during the month of November is the All Saint’s Offering, which benefits the Retired Clergy of the PSEC. We are also receiving the Thanksgiving Offering this month, which helps stock the North Coventry Food Pantry. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.
Planning a Fund-Raiser? Don’t forget to clear the dates with Consistory – as far in advance as possible! We want to avoid having multiple fund-raisers happening simultaneously. Thanks!
Doing some early Christmas shopping? We still have some copies of Collin Gary’s CD of original piano music, Reflections, available for purchase. The CDs cost $15, and are available from the church office. All proceeds will go to support Shenkel work camps.
BULLETIN BOARD…. COMMUNITY LUNCH BUNCH November 2012
COME ONE, COME ALL…. FOR: Lunch,* fellowship and a feel good musical time For our November event, we will be entertained by the Encore Singers, a choral group from Reading. This is a repeat performance since we had some many requests to invite them back after the last time they were here! Come out for a fun time. WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Shenkel UCC’s Fellowship Hall 1580 Shenkel Rd Pottstown, PA 19465
*All participants are asked to contribute $6.50 to cover the cost of the lunch and the program. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex, or call the Shenkel UCC church office at 610-326-3535 by the Monday prior to the program to reserve your spot. For more information please call Ruth Klein at 610-326-4520
CARD MAKING CLASS
SHENKEL QUILTERS The Quilters decided to meet only once during the month of November due to election day and the Thanksgiving holiday. We will meet on November 13th at 9:30 a.m. in the social hall. We wish you all a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving! Margie Allen
Mid-Day Dinner Club Shenkel's Mid-day Dinner Club meets at 12 noon on the third Tuesday of each month – and you’re invited to join us! The next meeting date is Tuesday, November 20th and we’ll be eating at The Olive Garden in Collegeville. The Mid-day Dinner Club is open to young-at-heart adults of any age who enjoy eating out and would like to get to know other Shenkel members a little better. Call the church office if you’re able to join us!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The card making class will continue to meet on the third Thursday of each month at 10 AM. The cost of the class is $8.00 which will provide each of us with three beautiful cards.
A Prayer Shawl Ministry is ongoing here at Shenkel. Members of this wonderful ministry
The next class will be on Thursday, November 15th. To insure there will be enough materials prepared for everyone, please call Ann Baccari at 610-3235525, or Connie Armbruster at 610-326-6516 if you plan to attend.
dies have decided not to meet at church on a regular basis, but continue their work in the comfort of their homes. They are always looking for extra hands. If you like to knit or crochet (or would like to learn), please contact the church office at 610-326-3535 for further information.
Hope to see you on November 15th.
knit and crochet prayer shawls for people in need of them. They also makes blankets for newborn babies and baptisms. These talented la-
STEWARD’S CORNER Have we been having fun! I love this 175th anniversary celebration. It is so nice for so many people getting together and enjoying each other and the activities. I enjoyed having a “Birthday Party for Everybody.” The tables were so beautiful with the "flowers of the month” decorating the table. That colorful lady, Mrs. Brown, is really good at creating beautiful settings and atmosphere. And it was fun to watch the people playing “Family Feud.” Bingo was also fun and very clever. It was not the usual B I N G O…it was birthday words! And Linda Foss is “the party girl”…she knows how to make up fun games for everyone to play and enjoy. We even had birthday cake at the end of the night, and then everyone went home happy, and I went to my little corner and finished eating some crumbs from the cake . Then October 14th was the day for the Time Capsule to be opened. Pastor Dan Moser was the guest pastor that day, and that was good because he was the pastor here at Shenkel 25 years ago when that capsule was filled and put in the ground for us to open on this anniversary. There were 11 items in that capsule. and some of the people submitted a list of what they thought might be stored away in it. There were some good ideas, but nobody got all 11 items. If you thought you knew any of those “treasures,” here is the list, as printed in the November, 1987 Shenkel “Sharings and Concerns” newsletter: “A time capsule was put together by the Youth Fellowship and buried immediately to the left of the front steps of the church on October 18th, 1987. It contains photos of all the Sunday School Classes, a September Newsletter, a bulletin from Homer Royer’s ordination, and the Mercury article about him. Also included were note cards, a mug, Book markers, and a tee shirt bearing our logo for our anniversary year. An article from a West Chester newspaper covering our history, part of the Upper Junior class Sunday school lesson from September. and signature sheets with questions for the future from the adult class, were packed in. The capsule was provided by Tom Klein and Dick Klein will seal it with a concrete cover giving the date it was buried and the date it should be opened. Susan Stultz was the instigator behind this project and we should remember to thank her for it.” Those articles are now on display on tables in the Social Hall. From this time to November 11th, we will be gathering items for us to put in a time capsule for the next 25 years. The youth group worked ahead and created a beautiful photo book as their contribution. You are invited to submit suggestions for what we should put in the capsule to be opened at the 200th anniversary. We still have more celebrating to come…a special anniversary pictorial directory. (If you have not put your order in yet, just give $5 to Jody Sweinhart for your copy.) Also, we are anticipating an updated Book of Shenkel’s History to be available for purchase in November. We will have the dedication of our new choir robes on November 4th, and the finale celebration will take place on Sunday, November 11, with a memorable service, followed by a ham dinner with “pot-luck” items that you are invited to contribute. Of course, there will be a special 175th anniversary birthday cake! What a great celebration we’ve had, and what a great congregation we have, and what a great church is Shenkel United Church of Christ (“The Little Country Church” that I love!) Gratefully, STEWARD (The church mouse)
Tis the Season….
Advent Devotional A catch of the breath, a laugh of delight, a lifting of the heart, quiet tears… Have there been moments in your life when God’s presence was so real it was absolutely unmistakable? Please consider sharing an original story, poem, reflection or illustration that we may include in our 2012 Advent Devotional – “Emmanuel – God With Us”. As we prepare to celebrate the coming of the One who has promised to be with us always, our Advent season will be that much richer as we share pieces of our faith journeys with each other. Please contact Ann Baccari or the church office if you’d like to participate – people of all ages are invited to contribute! All submissions must be received in the church office by Sunday, November 4. Thank you!
PREVIEW For those who like to plan ahead …. December 16, One worship service only at 10:45 with Christmas Cantata, Congregational Meeting will follow immediately following the service. December 21, 7:00 PM – Longest Night service, designed to offer hope and healing. Saturday, December 24, 7:00 PM – Children & Families Christmas Eve Service, geared towards families with children, and will include communion and light sticks. Saturday, December 24, 10:00 PM - a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion and choirs.
at Cedarville UM Church Saturday, November 13, 2012 9 AM to 3 PM (Attic treasures Hours: 8 AM to 2 PM) Over 40 artists with a variety of hand crafted items! Also available from the Women’s Fellowship of Cedarville UMC: baked goods, homemade soup, homemade lunch and attic treasures. Cedarville UMC 1092 Laurelwood Road Pottstown, PA 610-326-4173 Free parking and admission.
Once again, Shenkel will sponsor a Giving Tree to help make the holidays of those less fortunate a bit merrier. The tree, which will be in the narthex near the end of this month, will hold ornaments that can be used to identify holiday gifts and toys to be donated to Bethany Children's Home or to the Pottstown Cluster Toy Drive. Gift requests for the Cluster will be printed on the back of the ornaments and a flyer with suggestions for Bethany Children’s Home gifts will be available in the very near future. Please help make the holiday special for these children by taking an ornament and returning it to church, attached to an unwrapped toy or gift certificate. Watch the Sunday bulletins for updated information. Deadline to receive gifts at the church is December 9th. The Cluster will pick up the toys on December 12th and the Confirmation Class will deliver the gifts to Bethany Children’s Home on December 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Stubbe at 610-3265301 or see Pastor Bonnie.
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The Chancel Choir is off to a running start! We jumped right in and have begun rehearsing music for the Holidays, and on into the New Year. It was a joy for us to have, as our first time to sing, Pastor Dan Moser who returned as part of the Anniversary Celebration on October 14th. Our very first anthem was one of my favorite pieces, "Rain Down." The Choir did an amazing job with it! We pray that, as you heard us sing, you did, indeed, feel God's love "raining down" upon you, and showering you with many blessings! We are excited about the Service of Dedication for the new Choir Gowns on November 4th; The special Anniversary Celebration on November 11th and; the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service is on November 18th. Prior to being hired by Shenkel, I had already agreed to supply preach for a Lutheran colleague on November 25th. That will fulfill my final outside obligation. I look forward to being with all of you each week thereafter. The Chancel Choir is looking forward to presenting the Annual Christmas Cantata on December 16th. It is entitled, "Jeweled Snow." Several young people introduced themselves to me on my very first Sunday and asked if they might share their musical gifts with us. I was very happy to learn of their desire to play and sing for us, and I know that you will be blessed by their sharings with us. Finally, I wanted to express my thanks to all of you for the opportunity to be here with you as, together, we praise God and Christ! Please bear with me and John as we continue to get to know all of you. You can help us by telling us your name (over and over)! I pray that you are enjoying the beauty of this fall! May you and yours have a most blessed Thanksgiving! In Christ's love, Douglas Holder
FAMILY SERVICES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEEDS YOUR HELP! Join other volunteers in the greater Pottstown and Collegeville areas who are helping eligible low to moderate income families find their way through the tax-filing maze to a brighter future. Please consider volunteering for one 4-hour session per week during the 13-week tax season from January-April 2013. No previous math, accounting, or professional experience is necessary and all training will be provided. Liability coverage under the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 will apply. For more information, contact the Family Services Montgomery County at 610-326-1610 or email Jinn Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing prayers are now be offered on the third Sunday of each month at both services of worship. Also, the third Thursday of each month is a time for prayer and anointing, and also a time for reflection. We will be meeting in the Agape Room from 9:15 till 10:00 AM. Anyone who is in need of prayer or anointing is invited to come. The Prayer Chain list is continually being updated. Request for prayers should be placed in the prayer box in the Narthex, or get in touch with any member of the Wholeness Committee. Prayer requests will be carried for one month. If anyone is interested in ministering on the Prayer Chain, please contact Ann Baccari or Freda Wanner. Members of the Wholeness Committee are Ann Baccari, Ted Gray, Tootie and Louise Hine, June Hartung, Carol Stubbe and Freda Wanner.
Come celebrate the Thanksgiving season with other worship communities in our area, including our friends from Congregation Mercy and Truth. The service will be held at Zionâ€™s UCC, Hanover and Chestnut Streets in Pottstown, at 7 PM on Sunday, November 18th. Hope to see you there.
OUR CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS….
Shenkel will be praying for these randomly selected members and friends of our congregation during the month of November: 11/05
Mary Lou Smith
11/4 Lori and Tom Klein Gabriella Megni Darlene, Leroy, Richard, Georgina and Crystal Heimbach Linda, Andrew, Lexi, Brandon, Aaron and Michael Foss and Christina, Laura, Leslie and Mark Hauze Marion and Russell Iezzi 11/11 Barb and Bill Burhans Marissa Matthews Gene, Emily and Nick Takach and Eric Croom Sandra Weller Eric and Anne Martens 11/18 Wanda, Steve, Tesia and Michaela Craner Meredith Hampton Bette Burkhardt Jill and Karl Hudick Wendy Ambrose 11/25 Judy and Steve Comishock Charlene Logan Claire and Jim Faust Robyn, Michael, Hannah and Noah Apgar Allison Levengood
DON’T FORGET to set your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 3rd!