[white daffodils in the foreground, field and mountains in the background]

With the cold weather and rain that we have been having for the past few weeks, it is hard to remember that Mother’s Day is just around the corner and that means we can start playing outside again.    I usually spend Mother’s Day weekend planting flowers to brighten up the yard for the coming months and until the weather turns cold again next winter.

In my flower garden I have both annuals and perennials.  The annuals only have a life cycle of a year, but the perennials come back year after year.  My perennials are dependable and beautiful in their own way…and they require very little care.  The annuals, on the other hand, tend to be flashier, but usually take up more time and energy to keep them pruned and looking good.

Between now and when we get together next week, think about the things in your life that you depend on, like the perennials, and those that you add just for fun,  like the annuals.   We will be talking about how both are important for a happy life.

Hope to see you on May 11 at 1:30pm for the interfaith service and/or at 2pm for the caregiver and survivor groups.  Come early if you can so we can catch up with what has been going on in your lives since our last meeting.

All are welcome!

Child care can be provided if you let us know by Mon May 8.  If you have questions or need additional information, contact the church office at 630 355 1483.


  • 1:15 pm – Gather in Room 307
  • 1:30 pm – Chapel service with Communion
  • 2:00 pm – Support groups are available for caregivers and survivors in Room 101

Come for both or either.

Sylvia Kupferer, MS, RN (Retired)
Facilitator, STARS