The following is a message from Mary Ellen Mitchell:
It seems like a great time to put the newly re decorated children’s room to more use. My thought is some kind of “play and pray” activity for the 0-5 crowd, that would be kind of like library story time meets sunday school. After talking with some other parents, I’ve also sensed a need for more structured time for kids to share faith together in VC, so I thought this might be an easy start.
We’ll try every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, starting June 8th
11:30 -12:00 (packed) lunch together
12:00-12:30 Story time/ Activity
12:30-1 Open play
I would be willing to put together the first couple of stories/ activities and then maybe different parents could take turns. It wouldn’t have to be anything big, just a story, maybe a bible verse, a song and/or a prayer.
Jeff Rogers, a pastor at the Batesville Vineyard, alerted us to a hospitality request. A member of that church is in need of a place to stay, preferably near Children’s Hospital. From the request, it sounds like a married couple just needs a place to stay during their son’s medical treatments.
If you are interested in responding to this situation, get in touch with Jeff: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is a message from Robert, a VC newcomer:
Hello, my name is Robert Lockridge. I am new to VC, to Norwood and to Ohio. I grew up in Virginia and recently moved here from Vancouver, BC. Since moving in with Dave and Jody two weeks ago, I’ve been preparing much of the land around the Convent for planting. I am a parish farmer and lay pastor; my hopes are to become a part of the neighborhood and the community by growing food for and with those who call this place home.
This coming Monday (17 May) I’ll be receiving a delivery of rich, composted soil to the Lincoln Ave. side of St. E’s courtyard. You’re welcome to come by with a wheelbarrow and help yourself. Though the compost is freely given by the village of Greenhills, having it hauled here is not free; therefore if you’re able, please leave $ 5 at the Convent for every two heaping wheelbarrows of composted soil you cart away. (That being said, if you want some and you can’t afford it, by all means, have some for free.)
Also, if anyone is interested in helping me wheelbarrow compost to the beds around the Convent, I’d happily welcome your help and company. I’m grateful for having met many of you and I look forward to meeting the rest of you in the coming days and months.