April 2018

  • As perhaps you remember, in January Sue and Jerry Prazak moved to the Upstate to be near one of their sons. Since then, both of them have had significant health problems.  Sue has been in the hospital with respiratory problems and Jerry has been nursing a bad foot.  For those of you who know them, I’m sure they would be pleased to hear from you (208 Camelton Dr., Woodruff, SC 29388).
  • Paul Nelson is back in the saddle again. He is out of rehab and living in his apartment at Franke.  He sounds upbeat and strong and wants to thank folks for their cards and good thoughts.  He hopes to be in church soon – maybe Easter.  It will be good to see you, Paul.
  • Floy Work says her recovery from back surgery is slower than she expected. She’s hoping to be back to church real soon.  We’ll be glad to have her back.
  • A some-time-ago member of our church, Ann Conklin, passed away recently. Ann moved to Texas to be near family. Those of us who were lucky enough, received the wonderful, funny, clean, and timely ‘funnies’ she sent routinely until the day she died.  For example: “Things I will not do on my bucket list” and “The Art of Hugging.”  Each of her ‘gifts’ a wonderful series of photos to make your heart sing – or belly laugh.  We will miss her.
  • Jack Van Parys was born February 20 to Lisa Tryssesoone and Timmy Van Parys. Welcome to little Jack and warm congratulations to Mom and Dad.
  • During a Sunday service in March, Jane Giess Cressler, daughter of Matt Cressler and Mary Ellen Giess, was dedicated by Danny and the congregation. Jane’s sisters Ellie and Moira took part and walked the aisle with Rev. Danny as he introduced them to the congregation.  What a lovely ceremony.
  • The Bennett-Weller family celebrated 3 birthdays in March! Sue on the 10. Jen on the 20th; and Caleb on the 28th.  It’s called March Madness!  Our Mary Ann Hughston had a birthday in March too.  Happy birthday to them all.
  • Our Youth groups are reporting good times on their trips to The Mountain near Highlands, NC. Even though the groups are different each year, the times are always a high spot in the RE year and leave lasting memories.  The Mountain provides an inclusive learning arena in a non-competitive environment, in which the kids learn life skills, have a great time, and make friendships with UUs from all over the southeast.  These weekends take lots of scheduling, planning, money raising (remember the flamingos?), as well as transportation for the 5-hour drive and parental commitment.


Our good thoughts to the many others among us who have not shared their challenges.


Submitted by Judy Bruce




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