Dear Church family,

On Sunday, January 16th, our church installed the Congregational officers for 2022. Long-standing officers; Tim Grace, Karen Baldwin, and Terri Greene; were installed at the 8:30 Worship Service. Our new officers; Craig Anderson, Elaina Anderson, and myself; were installed at the 10:45 Worship Service. When I heard Pastor Don’s installation address to us, I felt myself standing taller and accepting the responsibility and instruction he was giving us. I could feel God’s presence and blessing on us. Needless to say, the words “I do” were a commitment to my office.


Sunday, January 23rd, about eight of us women gathered at 2:00 pm in the basement for a special time of fun and fellowship. While we colored or worked on other crafts, we had a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other better and to support each other. Pastor Don, who learned proper tea-making when he lived in England, made and served us tea. Of course, we had snacks available. I’m looking forward to our next opportunity to craft-and-chat.

On February 14th, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. When I was small, I was told this romantic tale of a kind old Bishop who secretly gave a dowry to several young women so they could marry. Although I found out that story probably didn’t happen, I believe that we can celebrate the day with that same attitude of kindness and love for others.


Love to all,

Dottie Buss