This page lists the Joys and Concerns submitted by our members and friends while the church is closed and we are holding “virtual services”. Feel free to submit your own Joy or Concern!


Reach out to Mary Bray

Joy entered by Mandy Bray on September 20, 2021

Mary Bray has successfully moved to Magnolia Manor on Saint Simons Island, GA, near her son, Burt. She is out of quarantine in time to enjoy her 88th birthday on September 23! And she loves receiving cards, as her memory allows her to enjoy re-reading them again and again! (You can get her mailing address from the church office, or from Mandy, her daughter.)

Positive Thoughts for Paula

Concern entered by Paula Feldmeier on August 30, 2021

My depression is very bad. I feel hopeless (not suicidal, but hopeless).

Carolyn Woodman recovering from surgery

Joy entered by Joel Woodman on August 13, 2021

Happy to report Carolyn is finally on the road to recovery following her back surgery last Monday. She had a major setback on Wednesday with a serious reaction to the prescribed pain medication. She was readmitted to the hospital and will spend time in rehab following her second hospital release. Keep her in your thoughts and send good vibes for a complete and hasty recovery.

Congrats on 11 years!

Joy entered by on August 9, 2021

Happy 11th anniversary to Laurelin and Johnny Whitfield today August 9.

All our love,
Bob & Barbara

Happy Birthday to Marge!

Joy entered by Marge French on July 13, 2021

Today I am 98 years young. I have been a member of this congregation for over 40 years which has helped me be the happy and healthy person that I am.

Cecilia Craig broke her hip!

Concern entered by Ed Kramer on July 11, 2021

Congregant Cecilia Craig fell last week and broke her hip. She had hip replacement surgery a few days ago and is recovering in Salem Hospital. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Hearing the Virtual Choir was a treat!

Joy entered by Christine Ertl on June 28, 2021

Hooray to our Virtual Choir who blessed us with their voices at yesterday's Sunday Service. How nice to see and hear all of you.

50 Years and Counting!

Joy entered by Harriet Trill on June 11, 2021

Harriet Trill and Glen Kaye will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on June 17th

Military Paychecks Delay Feels Careless

Concern entered by Karmen King on June 8, 2021

To lighten the anger my heart feels at the military (who my husband is currently serving an active duty mission as a military chaplain candidate) who is so slow in getting their ducks in a row that they blew right past the 1st of the month and 'HOPE' to get paychecks figured out by the next cycle of checks on the 15th. So like most people, this translates into rent and car payments going unpaid, food not bought, gas not put in the tank, litter not bought for the cats but it's okay. The military is on it. I am so sorry to lay out my concerns in this fashion but it helps to know my community can share my concerns and support me to be better. It's hard to be the only one at home to deal with all of the back lash from such a careless non urgency.

Long-awaited family visit is on the horizon

Joy entered by Deborah Emeny on May 28, 2021

In June two of my daughters and their families will come for a nice long visit. Everyone is fully vaccinated. Due to the pandemic it has been a year and a half since we have been together. I am over the moon with happiness!!!