Membership Matters by Barbara Richards

barbara_richardsWe honor members, friends, visitors
Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Adrienne Hester, and family on the death of our long time church member and friend, Jim Hester, who died on January 12th.  Adrienne, son David and daughter-in-law Kathy were with us on January 17th.  A memorial service will be held at UUCB at a date that is to be determined later.  Rosemary Lohndorf’s husband Greg is recovering well from his second knee replacement, last month.
Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks To:  Kymber Anderson, granddaughter of Lois & Dan, who was a front door greeter twice in January.  The second time she joined Rev. Barbara Molfese giving us two generations!  The first Sunday she was solo and did a fine job.  We now have large print hymnals — ask the ushers if you need one.
Random Thoughts:  With the new year I have been blessed by several of YOU signing up to do coffee set-up, and to bring food as well as ushering without being asked!  Equally important is coffee clean-up which I would also like you to sign-up for — not so glamorous, but very necessary.  Currently we have two angels who cover Monday morning by unloading the dishwasher, and running a second load.  As we are growing we need all hands on deck to make Sundaymorning meaningful for all of us.
I witnessed a heartfelt sight last month watching Rowan Anderson, age four, and a member of a regular visiting family standing in front of the recycle containers looking at the examples and correctly taking care of his items.  We are making a difference in our world to be green!
Some information that I promised last month is that Fred will be having the first of two surgeries, early this month, to repair the problem he has had with a persistent infection.  He/I have been dealing with it for the past 18 months.  The source of the infection is traceable back to his original surgery in 2012 (on average, there is about a .25% risk for everyone having a joint replaced).  The first surgery will remove the original prosthesis, and put in a spacer for 6-7 weeks, and then a second surgery to put in a brand new hip joint.  The plan is that by May, he will be totally healed and ready to boogie!
With Love & Care, Barb