Joys and Concerns
Sharing joys and concerns is a mark of a caring community. Joys or Concerns submitted here will be sent to Lifelines Lay Ministry team and the Worship team. They will be read at the service (unless you indicate you do not want it read) and entered in the book. Feel free to submit your own Joy or Concern.
Please send your supportive thoughts to Sandy Guenther,
Concern entered by joel and Carolyn Woodman on December 1, 2023
Please send your supportive thoughts to Sandy Guenther, our friend and long time member of uusc who's husband, John, passed away last Tuesday. It was a sudden, unexpected death due a recent diagnosis of stomach cancer.
Microfinance team have gotten off to a strong start
Joy entered by Elenie Smith on November 17, 2023
Overjoyed that the annual fund raising efforts for the Microfinance team have gotten off to a strong start. We have received over $1000 in our first week. Many thanks to all who donate to this worthy cause.
Microfinance Committee is very grateful to Lorna Youngs
Joy entered by Ann Hanus on November 14, 2023
The UUCS Microfinance Committee is very grateful to Lorna Youngs for her very generous gift of beautiful quilts that are being sold to benefit the poorest of the poor through our Microfinance Project. Her contribution has truly made a difference to many women and children to realize a sustainable living that will transform their lives.
Eliz Snowcarp to have baby, we can provide meals
Both Joy and Concern entered by Friends of the Snowcarps on November 11, 2023
Eliz Snowcarp is set to have a baby on 11/24 or 12/1. We all have the opportunity to aid the Snowcarps by signing up for a meal sharing program called Mealtrain. Please find the Mealtrain for the Snowcarps here: https://mealtrain.com/dk0w5z
I mourn the loss of a student
Concern entered by Jon Chinburg on October 31, 2023
I mourn the loss of one of the students in my school. Ryder, a 7th grade boy, passed away this week. Circumstances around his death are unknown at this time, yet they conjure up memories for me of other young people who've I've taught and who's lives were cut short.
Both Joy and Concern entered by Davita on October 29, 2023
My friend Maria, who has a job interview tomorrow
Concern entered by Davita on October 29, 2023
Kelly's knee pain
Rudy diagnosed with pneumonia, We are in new home
Both Joy and Concern entered by Lisa Leirmo on October 15, 2023
Thursday night before our Friday the 13th move from West Salem to South Salem, we spent over 4 hours in the ER while Rudy was diagnosed with pneumonia. The move was very challenging, but we are in our wonderful new home. And: I found my real toothbrush and our coffeemaking stuff this morning! Please send positive, healing thoughts our way for Rudy’s health.
Please send positive healing thoughts
Concern entered by Margie Sharp on October 8, 2023
Please send positive healing thoughts out to my brother Hans who is undergoing surgery tomorrow morning to remove a cancerous growth. Thank you.
Sarah Rohrs won third place in poetry contest
Joy entered by Joseph Gramer on October 6, 2023
Sarah Rohrs won third place (out of almost 300 entries) in a poetry contest sponsored by the Oregon Poetry Association. Her winning poem, "A Woman Alone," will be published in an anthology in early 2024. So very proud of her!