The fundraiser for Christopher Timpone was a huge success and it was such a sign of hope for the family and a reflection of the generosity of this community. Donations are still being accepted. Please make checks payable to Courage, Strength and Faith for Christopher, P.O. Box 894, Shoreham, NY 11786.
On that note, I would like to remind you that Michael Hubbard and his mom, Nancy Reyer, are still very much in need of prayers and financial support. Please help to raise some money so Nancy can continue to stay by Michael’s side as she does not have a job. Send whatever you can to Nancy Reyer, P.O. Box 2162, Aquebogue, NY 11931. To follow Michael’s slow-and-steady recovery, read the latest updates, or show your support visit caringbridge.org/visit/michaelhubbard16.
All are invited to bring and share their favorite Thanksgiving dessert and celebrate the holiday together at Living Water Full Gospel Church on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 27, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. LWFGC will host A Night in Bethlehem, an interactive experience of Bethlehem and the Christmas Story. Groups are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. While there, have a free picture taken in Santa Claus’ North Pole living room. Come see, touch, feel and smell what life was like during this miraculous time. Guests can also make crafts and share in meaningful biblical traditions and stories. Admission is free for the entire family. For more information, call 722-4969 or visit lwfgc.org.
We are very excited to visit with family over Thanksgiving. Right before Thanksgiving, we will be celebrating a very special birthday for my husband, Steve, on Nov. 22. Steve has been receiving advertisements and offers from AARP. He really is confused by this because he swears he is turning “30 something.” It doesn’t really bother me at all because I love a good discount. At any rate, I truly want to wish Steve a very happy birthday from David, Anna, MaryAngela, Johanna, the dogs and myself. We love you and we want you to know that the best is yet to come.
Regarding Thanksgiving, we have an early deadline for the Nov. 24 issue. My column needs to be in by Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Traditionally, I have used the Thanksgiving column for the community to share what they are most thankful for. It is a healing thing for body, mind and soul and to focus on an attitude of gratitude. So share with me your thankful thoughts and send them to me by tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17. God bless you all!