Minutes

Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:00 am

We opened with the Bonhoeffer reading and Allan led us in a prayer.

Members present
Bert Ackermann
Larry Beach
Roy Biberdorf
Jim Brock
Larry Crowson
Allen Douglass
Les Hargrove
Jim Hodge
Emmitt Howard
Tom Ladd
Ed Lester
Danny Maddox
Mike Martinez
Donald McGavin
Andrew Morehead
Greg O’Connor
Herky Payne
Jim Phillips
Sam Rotolo
Bob Sowell
John Threadgill
Bob Wadley
Royd Walker
Ron Wells
Terry Wertz
Allan Willoughby
Bill Wood
Announcements
Tyson House this Sunday. Sam will pickup the food from Kroger and deliver it by 5;00 pm. Volunteers need to there by 5:30 PM to prepare the food and serve it at 6:04 PM.
The Advent Study is “Advent for Everyone” by NT Wright. You can buy your copy on Amazon
Roy is waiting hear from his granddaughter about the birth of his great grandchild
Bert told us that Joe Cate is not here because Suellen was not able to move the right side of her body. They have eliminated strock
Bert wanted to meet with the Circle of Friends after the meeting.
Jim Brock told us about the The Smokin Brothers at “All Saints” in Morristown. They smoke 400 lbs of pork.
Allan saw Dalton and said he was doing fine. Its hard for him to get up in the morning.
Our Pig Roast is November 11. We need volunteers to assist in the setup and take down and preparation. Allan passed around a signup sheet.
Program: Ann Brunger, Henri Nouwen. Henri taught her to pray with open hands, to be open to God and others. Born in the Netherlands into a Catholic family. He studied Psychology in Seminary came to the Meininger Institute. He taught at Notre Dame briefly and Yale Divinity for 10 years. He spent 6 months at Yale and 6 months at the Trappist Abbey. He was always called Henri. He had an acute sense of social justice: he was at the march in Selma and went to South America. He then taught at Harvard briefly and wrote about the tension between humility and the sense of competition as an academician. He left the academic life and moved to a house where he took care of a man who could not take care of himself: he would bath him, dress him, brush his teeth, and prepare his breakfast..He had a period in his life that he could not pray and and was in a state of despair. His spirituality was of this world and and not of the next world. He was ecumenical.
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Program next 3  weeks: Family Systems Theory, Charles Fels and Steve Sexton
Breakfast next week: Danny Maddox
Prayer requests
Jim and Pam Brock and their daughter who is struggling with her pregnancy
Paul and Mary Lee Bergeron
Larry Crowson
Thank you Lord for your blessings
Austin Sowell’s mother in law has been moved to hospice
Emmitt Howard as he struggles to quit smoking
Joe Cate and Suellen
Jim Phillips’ brother in law, Bill
Thanks for the brothers who worked on Saturday
Jim Bowers
Mike O’Connor
We closed with the Prayer of St Andrews