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Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:52 PM

It's Your Birthday

Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:52 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:52 PM

You will want to mark your calendars. November is National Family Caregivers Month and on November 1st, First-Centenary’s Congregational Care Ministry, United Methodist Women, volunteers from Positive Christian Singles and others will host our annual 70 Plus luncheon. Formerly planned by the Adult Ministry, there will be lots of surprises during an inclusive birthday party for all attendees.

We have had a vast number of funerals and memorial services often referred to as a “Celebration of Life” and thought it appropriate to truly celebrate and honor those who are still living their best lives. Two of our oldest members, Gladys Riddings (Alabama) and Carl Arnold are 106 and 102 years of age, respectively. What a major blessing for these two and others who are able to share from an abundance of life-fulfilled memories.

Plan to be with us as an honoree, servant or guest on this very special day. Our theme, “It’s Your Birthday…” should remind each of us of the joy we feel upon thinking about birthdays past. If you don’t have special birthday party memories, this should help change all that. When a TV news reporter in Anchorage, Alaska, asked me years ago, “What do you think about birthdays?” I responded, “Birthdays are Special – Everybody should have one!”

– Linda McDaniel

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