Come join us for this year’s Operation Christmas Child fundraiser concert at First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood St., Maplewood. The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Help pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child to be sent to children in need around the world. The packing event is at Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 23 anytime between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.
It is fun to reminisce about special days. We have coffee hour from about 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in our senior building. The women sit around a couple of tables and the men sit around a few more tables. Sometimes the conversations involve years gone by. Directly or indirectly we all learn something about each other’s past.
Occasionally I take a walk in the Maplewood Mall on a Saturday afternoon, which is not my usual time for taking a walk. My favorite time to walk or run is in the morning. Taking a walk the Saturday before or after school is finished reveals some real changes.
Living in this part of the country and the earth is kind of special. The variety of winter, spring, summer and fall gives us a variety of seasons to enjoy. Each of us has reasons to enjoy some more than others. These reasons can certainly change, as we grow older.
The public is invited to “My Neighbor is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith,” a four-week speaker series held Sundays April 17 through May 8, from 10:45 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi.