Hello to everyone,

With any luck, Thursday’s weather will be more accommodating to our STARS* group (Spiritual Time And Renewal for Survivors….and Caregivers) getting together. Since we had to cancel our January meeting, we will be using the same theme: New beginnings. Come ready to share ideas about plans for the new year that build on achievements in 2014. Ezekiel 36:26 says “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you.” We are going to be looking for that “new spirit” and ways to use the energy it brings in 2015.

Becky Pundy, founder of the Respite Endowment Organization, will be with us for our time together. The purpose of this group is to provide assistance in the form of time out for parents/caregivers of children with special needs. Following the general service at 1:30, Becky will be available to meet with our caregiver group to further discuss the work of her organization.

We hope you will plan to join us. If you have questions about STARS or need additional information about our group, contact the church office at 630-355-1483 or email me at coppersmithy@hotmail.com. Childcare is available upon request.

*Note: the STARS meeting has two components: a worship service from 1:15-2pm with music and communion for Christian Believers, and a separate support group for both survivors and caregivers from 2-3pm. Participants are welcomed to come for either or both.