Good morning on this beautiful sunny day!
++ Blessings to the men of our church attending retreat this weekend at Morning Song Acres.
++ “Oregon Stories” program featuring George Akiyama. The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s program in Hood River is Friday, April 1 and features 3 stories, one about Ruth Akiyama’s late husband. He was a heroic figure in Europe during WWII and came back to an unwelcome return. The veterans’ stories will be told with original composed music. Tickets are available at: http://pjce.org/oregon-stories-project/
After the 7:30 program at the Columbia Center for the Arts, a late night happy hour meet & greet will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 PM at the Elks Lodge. Light appetizers and desserts will be provided, and drinks may be purchased. Linda Tamura will be a reader at the event. Linda wrote Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence—Coming Home to Hood River (2012).
++ Listening Session Follow-Up Meetings: Where is God calling us? The next house meeting will be at Della Henderson’s home, Tuesday April 5th 6:30pm.
++ Church Directory pictures the next day to get pictures done is Sunday, April 10th at the church. There is no charge for the directory picture but you may order copies for personal use with Gordon. If you are unable to make that day, Gordon Leigh will be able to fit you in on most days at his studio “Positive Negatives” on 13th street. Call to check first.
++ Happy Hands Blossom Sale Saturday April 16th from 10am-3pm
++ If you are age 65 to 105, we invite you to attend our church’s newest (albeit oldest!) group under the theme for our April get together: EMBRACING ELDERHOOD! Dr. Meagan Lawler of Marylhurst University will be speaking to us about how the oft common wisdom of aging is simply wrong. She says “your speed lessens, but the other things improve”! This exciting event will be on Tuesday, April 26 beginning at 10 a.m. in the community room of new Food Bank. -–Audrey Bentz