Celebrating, Donating and Spending Time With Friends and Family

This weekend has been bittersweet as we continue to think about all the victims from Hurricane Harvey and still try to celebrate with family and friends. Missing my cruise enabled me to stay here and attend church yesterday, learn about how I could contribute a small donation to UMCOR to provide relief kits or other materials to disaster relief efforts, attend a barbeque with old friends and see their house for the first time, and visit my brother and eat and swim at his house for the first time in many months!

The tiki bar and outdoor kitchen at our friends Billy & Lisa’s house

I invite you to click on the link for United Methodist Church on Relief to learn how to donate. 100% of your donation goes to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Every little bit helps whether you donate $1 or $1000, they need all the help they can get. In Port Aransas, they are asking for more clean up type items instead of clothing. There was a list on facebook of needed items but I have not been able to find it this morning. Go to their chamber of commerce page and ask if interested.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Labor Day! Thanks for your support, comments and visiting my little blog!

 

Day 40-Support a Cause Week-FUMCW Fall Festival

I’m going to talk a little but about my church today, well, it’s not really my church, I’m not a member, just a regular (sort of) attendee. I feel comfortable there and I like the pastor, Mike Love and have a friend Elise and her family that I sit with when we happen to be there at the same time. When she isn’t there, Mike’s wife Susan sits with me, which is so nice of her to do. It makes me feel like I’m cared about, and that’s important! I’ve thought about becoming more involved with activities and such and that’s where today’s post comes in.

Sept. 24 the church is having their Fall Festival. It begins at 7:30am and goes to 4pm. Besides stuff for sale and homemade goodies, there will be a quilt raffle by United Methodist Women. I’m sure there will be many opportunities to volunteer time and or donate things to sell as well as the opportunity to buy clothes, furniture, crafts etc.

I’m going to post the flyer, in case you can’t see the website and phone numbers-I’ll list them here. The church is located at 6112 Watauga Rd., Watauga, Tx. 76148  The phone number is 817-485-0312

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The website is http://firstmethodistwatauga.com

Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/firstumcwatauga/

Please join us for a fun filled day and consider volunteering or donating items for the sale. I plan to check and see what I have (scads of jewelry I’ve made) or bake some kind of goodies to bring. I might see what clothes we have that could go into the sale also and I’ll check the website to see where else I might be helpful.

That about wraps up Support a Cause Week, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more out there to support. Look around, maybe your own church needs you or you would like to get involved with a different charity of your choosing. Giving from your heart feels good and so does volunteering your time when you can. I hope you all find one or more causes close to your heart that call you to some kind of involvement. Of course, we can’t give to everything, or be everywhere all the time, but doing a little here and there is better than nothing and I personally feel that it strengthens our relationship with God to give of one’s self in some kind of way. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow on the patio. 🙂