Month: November 2015

Help Greg and Susan Current Unload Their Truck

Greg and Susan Current need help unloading their truck this afternoon. The storage unit is at Storage Unimited at 11650 Peters Pike, Vandalia OH.  They are going to start at 2:00 p.m.  Susan’s cell phone number is (228) 229-5840. Text her if you need to get past the gate.   Thank you for your help. 

Preparedness Mini-Conference

From Jane Deeter, via Fr. Harry —

Emergency Preparedness “Mini Conference”     …in Dayton, THIS January, 2016!!

Sponsored by Omega Survival Supply, we’ll be meeting January 9th, 2016, from 9am until 2pm to discuss prepping for crisis. It’s hard to find people to talk with about preparedness.  Here is a chance to meet tons of other like-minded people and learn what has worked for them, share what has worked for you, and hopefully walk away with a bunch of new ideas and maybe a new friend or two. Read more about this great opportunity here.  We’re limiting attendance to just 50 people this year, so once those spots are taken, we’re full.  Your paid admission ($10.oo) enters you in a raffle for a $100+ survival item gift pack — 1 in 50 odds aren’t bad — and it secures your place in the conference. Read more about the conference here.  Hope to see you there. Thanks for your time and your patronage.  Good day and good luck.

Like to Sing Christmas Carols?

“Carolers Needed!

On Saturday, Dec. 19th, St. Lazrus Mission will be offering Christmas caroling to Livingston Care Center residents as it’s monthly “Dinner and a Show.”  We need you!  No formal experience necessary.  No age requirements.  Songbooks provided.  Caroling will start at 6:30 PM and will last about 45 minutes.  If we have enough volunteers, we could also send folks “door to door” for those who are bed ridden.  If you would like to participate, contact Fr. Chris and Carol Herman by email or by phone 937-236-1424 or 937-604-4949. “

Need Short-Term Rental Housing

From Anita Evanhoe:  The founder of Victory Project, the ministry I volunteer at, and his family are looking for a short term rental for a minimum of six weeks while they transition from their old house to the new. If anyone knows of something I could pass on to them. please email me (  They close on their old house in early December. The family is  2 adults and 3 kids (at least 2 are tweens, not sure about age of other one).  Thanks very much.






Weather Alert Info

From Fr. Harry —

Even though our weather today is beautiful, it’s helpful to keep these tips in mind:

Severe Weather Mid-Week: Get Ready Now

Release date: November 9, 2015  CHICAGO – With an ominous Wednesday forecast for most of the central U.S. that includes severe storms, heavy rains, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get prepared. “Even though temperatures are dropping as we approach the winter months, severe storms are still a risk,” said FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III. “Now is the time to make sure your family knows what to do to stay safe, and verify your mobile phone is enabled to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts to warn you of extreme weather and other emergencies in your area.” Individuals living throughout Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin and western Ohio should follow the instructions of state and local officials and listen to local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information related to this storm system. Purchasing a weather radio for your home is another way to ensure that you receive critical warning information. If a warning is issued, get indoors, and move to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Find valuable tips to help you prepare for severe storms at and download the free FEMA app, available for your Android, Apple or Blackberry device. Visit the site or download the app today so you have the information you need to prepare for severe weather. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow FEMA online at,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Operation Christmas Child boxes

It is time to fill an Operation Christmas Child box! Boxes will be available at church on Sunday.  Collection will be on Sunday, November 22nd.  We are asking each family to fill a box.

From Sarah Nowery (the Mathis’ oldest daughter, working with Samaritan’s Purse in Kurdistan) on what to pack in a shoebox:

The biggest need is always for the older kids. Hair ties, crayons, balls, undies, etc…
Practical things, but also fun things are always great.
Basic school supplies
More on what to pack in a shoebox can be found here:

Choir Singers Wanted

From Barbara Zepernick —

Calling all singers! Later in November, we will begin practices for a special Christmas song to be performed during a service in December. If you like to sing, you would make a great addition to this choir. Stay tuned for further details.