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  • Posts by Janet Bentley

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    Artist of the Month

    by Janet Bentley

    Come to the church house to see the display of beautiful oil paintings from one of our sextons, Paul Bachem. Paul studied with Harold R. Stevenson and Alma Gallanos Stevenson and enjoyed a thirty-plus year illustration career. He worked for clients in New York City, across the country and as far away as Sydney, Australia. […]

    Beautiful Gifts in 2018 — Memorial Gifts, Marion Bonnell, and Our New Roof

    by Janet Bentley

    As noted in our 2018 Memorial Gift listing, we received three bequests last year. Most bequests received by us are undesignated as to purpose. When these gifts are received the church policy is to divide them as follows: 60% to the Unrestricted Endowment; 10% to the General Mission Endowment; 20% to Unrestricted Reserves; and 10% […]

    Winter Storm Jonas–”Snowpocalypse 2016″

    by Janet Bentley

    Thank you to everyone for your patience and flexibility as we made service and program changes to accommodate “God’s Gift of Snow” A very special thank you to Monica and her crew at SMC Landscaping who worked throughout the blizzard Saturday, and were back Sunday, to make sure our campus was accessible and safe. We were the […]

    Ye Old Oak Tree — A Report from the Board of Trustees

    by Janet Bentley

    For the past 34 years Certified Tree Expert David Welch has been working alongside the Trustees guiding the care of our oak tree. He has seen the tree through many stages of brilliance and illness! You might remember the summer of the great drought when arrangements were made for the fire department to water the […]