Fireside; Is a group of people welcoming ALL who wish to come out to a meeting on the 1st Tuesday evening of each month from Nov. to Jan. and Mar. to the following June, at 7:30 pm.
**ALL Information will be in your Pamphlet, ready for the year!! They are for everyone, so that you can join in with the listed activities. It is always an interesting evening!!
Tues. Dec. 4: 7:30 pm “Christmas” with Doug & Glenna Smith, Etta Vandenheuvel and Marion Hunter!!
Tues. Jan. 8, 2019: 7:30 pm Fireside “Annual Meeting” hosted by Doug Gilmour & Ev Winer, John & Norma Gilmour and Fred & Brenda Law.
In February there is no meeting/program. Instead, the “Planners for 2019” , meet and organize the monthly meetings for the new Fireside year that begins in March.
The WMS is evolving and we are patiently waiting to see what “kind of group” will hatch from their deliberations! Truly exciting times at Duff’s!!!
The MS meetings and acitivities: **The WMS is actively engaged in knitting sweaters & caps for newborns. The sweaters & caps are sent to Jobat hospital in India twice a year. Three years ago, 2 doctors from Jobat India came to Duff’s to explain & show slides about their hospitals, pregnancy programs and not only care for newborns, & new moms but also teaching families how to care for and feed the family. They also explained the difference that our help makes!! Many more babies survive!!!**
Thurs. Nov. 29: Seniors’ Christmas Community Potluck at Duff’s!! 11:45 am Gathering 12 Noon Luncheon & Table talk quizzes. Entertainment: Ev Winer and a little fiddle music & Carol singing with Paul, Ken & Wendy.
Mon. Dec. 3: 9 am Christmas plates will be assembled. If you wish to donate a treat for the plates, YOU are most welcome…small and/or light. (Check with Marion Hunter, if you wish.)
Teddy Bears: We have received 600 knitted Teddy Bears since our Teddy Bear Tea!! We have been asked to provide Teddies for a high school student trip to Peru in January or February 2019
The WMS or Women’s Missionary Society at Duff’s has been a very active group in our church and the community!!
**We are collecting clean milk bags for Alice McNeish to crochet into sleeping mats. She loves to do this project.
**We are collecting: postage stamps to help people beat Leprosy”.
** We are collecting used eyeglasses and sun glasses for needy people in 3rd world countries.**
**If you would like to help with any of the above activities, please call the office 519-763-1163 for more information and/or patterns.**