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Greetings from Brookdale.

Our weather is still cold and we keep having an inch or two of snow. It looks beautiful outside especially when one is inside looking out. Driving is not always the best. Hopefully, by the end of March, our winter will be over and spring will be around the corner.
The Brookdale Sewing Circle met at the home of Joan and Winston Ripley with fourteen members in attendance. The President, Shirley Kinnear conducted the meeting, Secretary Lois Kinnear read the minutes and Treasurer Helen Black gave the Treasurer's report. Several items on the agenda were discussed especially the upcoming changes in our Pastoral Charge.
Following the meeting three different crafts could be made, a "Valentine Clothespin Doll," two small beeswax candles and a valentine candleholder. Marie McBrien and Jean Miller were on lunch.
The next meeting will be on March 10 at the home of Shelia Nelson. The Sewing Circle Executive will remain the same for 2009 as above with Judy Milner as Vice President also.
The Immanuel UCW Meeting has been changed to March 9 at the Miller home starting at 7 p.m. Six members met at Immanuel Church on Wednesday and filled and decorated 30 baskets for the Sick and Shut ins. We ordered our lunch from the CACL's first Soup and Chilli Luncheon since the fire. They have not lost their touch. We had two more members join us for lunch and following that, the Valentine baskets were delivered.
The Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society will meet at the CHC Centre (hospital) on February 23 at 1:30 p.m. We are pleased and excited that the "Good Looking Guys" and the "Better Looking Guys" will host a Curling Bonspiel" at the Curling Rink on March 20 starting at 5 p.m. We are looking forward to this happening and are sincerely thankful for their support for Hospice Palliative Care.
It's hard to believe that February 25 is Ash Wednesday. Easter is a little bit earlier this year. Let's hope spring is as well. Our snow just keeps piling up and at this rate it will be around for awhile yet. If you are a skier or snow boarder and have the time, it's a great time of year.
World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 6 at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church at 7 p.m. The service this year is written by the women of Papua. New Guinea. Rehearsals will be held on Friday evening February 20 at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church for those participating from the various local churches in Amherst. Snow date will be the following Friday.
International Women's Day sponsored by "Autumn House" will be held at the Lion's Club on March 6th as well. It will be held at noon and there will a lunch so folk that work can also join in the festivities. There was an excellent gathering last year. All are welcomed and invited, men included. Admission is a donation towards the work of Autumn House.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Gordon Maybee. I met Gordon and his wife Phyllis several times at Berwick Camp. They were great supporters of the Camp. He will be missed.
Something to plan for or make a habit of especially at the price of hydro. World Wildlife will be funding "Earth Hour 2009" on March 25. They are hoping people will dim their lights at 8:30 for one hour. It would be interesting to know how much can be saved by doing this.
On closing- Why are the godless everywhere
so frightened by the sound of prayer?
Have a blessed and happy week.

Organizations: Immanuel Church, United Church, Autumn House Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society CHC Centre

Geographic location: Brookdale, Papua, New Guinea Amherst

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