Mary Lou Riddell thought she was going grocery shopping this past Saturday, but instead was treated to a surprise Christmas celebration, planned by her family, at the home of Danny and Cheryl Riddell.
Family members present were: Judy and Steve Beck and Debra and Aiden Monte, who drove in from their homes in Ohio; Steve, Zena, and Carman Riddell; Sam, Terry, and Nick Riddell; Jay, Kelley, and Carrie Riddell; Troy, Cathy, and Jack Howald; and Danny and Cheryl Riddell and Krystal Sahrenback. It was a wonderful day that Mary Lou will always treasure.
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church, Wee Worship and extended nursery are at 10:30 in the Educational Building.
If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211. The van is wheel chair equipped.
We will be going caroling to local nursing homes following morning worship service this Sunday.
If you are able to join in, please meet in the basement of the Educational Building right after church for a light snack before we leave to go caroling.
The Youth Christmas Program will be presented this Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
The December Youth Outing will be today from 2-6 p.m.
Please meet at the church at 2 p.m. for a movie, fun, games, and devotions. The youth will also rehearse for the Christmas program.
If you wish to go to the Golden Corral for lunch on Monday, Dec. 17, please meet at the church at 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Dec. 19, for our Christmas meal. We'll have pizza, salad, and dessert before our regular prayer and study time at 7 p.m.
We will have a special Christmas Eve Service at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24. Happy Birthday greetings go out to Don Lister.
STAUNTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The children will be presenting a program, followed by refreshments and a visit from Santa in the church basement. Everyone is invited to this evening of worship and fun.
Our pastor David Brown and his wife Elaine are planning to treat everyone to a Christmas breakfast before church service on Sunday, Dec. 23.
The church will be open for Holy Communion on Christmas Eve from 6-7 p.m., for anyone who wishes to stop in during that hour.
Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Church service begins at 10:30. David Brown is our Pastor and his wife Elaine brings the Children's Message. Glenna Simons is the pianist.
Happy birthday to Drew Pine on Dec. 19.
Because of Christmas activities, the Community Food Pantry will only be open once this month: next Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 3-5 p.m.
Anyone in the Staunton area in need of help is welcome. We truly appreciate the support of many churches, civic organizations, and individuals in helping to make this needed outreach a success.
A container is located in the Staunton Town Office for anyone who would like to contribute non-perishable food items.
Please remember to keep praying for everyone who is battling illness, as well as all the brave men and women of our military and their families.
Also remember in prayer all the folks in nursing homes and hospitals, and those who have lost loved ones. Go out of your way to be kind to someone, and pray for everyone especially during this wonderful Christmas season.
If you have news to share, send it to me at 4954 W. Happy Holler Rd., Brazil. All news is greatly appreciated.