are having our January thaw. As I write this the sum is shining and it looks so nice out. A lot of people, including me, took advantage of the good weather over the weekend and took our Christmas decorations down. Sorta sad – I miss the cheery bright lights.

Beverly Watters is in the hospital and will have surgery. We wish you well and send healing prayers your way Beverly..

Also get well wishes to Leon Sumner, Jean Whitney, Doug Harris, Kean Butler and Irma Heath.

Jeannette Comstock visited Irma Heath in the Green home and said she was doing much better and is doing her therapy.

We ask for safe travels for those traveling including Bill and Jan Shumway and for Carol Baker.

Especially safe travels for Hope Wilkinson as she travels to Ecuador to complete a semester of college. We are thrilled that she has this opportunity of study through Syracuse University, however, we can’t help being concerned. Hope is the daughter of Tim and Tonya Wilkinson

Happy Birthday to Pastor Sandi Hemker, Millie Reibson and Marlene Bowen on Jan. 17 , to Doug Farrington on Jan. 19, to Rusty Fuhrer on Jan. 20 and to Kathy Rice and Tim Wilkinson on Jan. 23.

The Widows Mite met at the Wellsboro Pizza Hut this past Thursday. These monthly luncheons are enjoyed by the ladies with a short program being given and then visiting over the lunch time. That is what Edna Hastings, Jeannette Comstock and Lenore Wimbrough tell me and they are regular attendees.

The Sisters-in-Faith met on Jan. 9 at the church. Janet Watters, our new leader, led us in a study on Boundaries in our lives. We had a very interesting discussion and then enjoyed refreshments served by Lenore Wimbrough. (This book titled Boundaries by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend dwells on “When to say Yes” and “How to say No” and How to take control of your life. – You may want to look it up.)

Following the church service Sunday, Carmen Toby and Eileen Dewey hosted the coffee hour in the fellowship room. This was a very good chance for our new Pastor Bill Baker and his wife Val to get to know the members of the congregation, and for us to visit with them. He did really well on names without us wearing name tags. Our coffee hours are held on the second Sunday of the month and is a good casual fellowship. We invite you to attend our service any Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and to join us at our Coffee Hours.