BUNCO NIGHT: We will gather on Saturday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. Invite friends and relatives! You just might go home with a little cash if you are lucky! No skill needed and instructions will be included. This is an all-inclusive event – sign up right away. There will be snacks and cash prizes.
LIVING WORD 2018 GOLF OUTING: Members and guests enjoyed the good weather at Bunker Hill Golf Course on Saturday, September 15. Golf was followed by a great lunch and some competitive bidding on baskets and goodies up for raffle. The total earned was $2,163. Thanks for all the hard work by Haywood and Connie Riley and their team of hard workers and all those who participated.
FROG JUMP BAKE SALE, 2018: Mady Bauer has once again volunteered to hold a bake sale at the Valley City Frog Jump. Everyone baked and delivered their goodies and Mady and a few volunteer helpers spent a warm day in the sun visiting with festival goers who enjoyed buying our bakery items, earning over $800. Much thanks to all who took part: baking and selling!
SPRING CLEANUP: On Saturday, May 19, we gathered a group to clean up our church grounds. We pruned, pulled weeds and planted. ” Many hands make light work.”
EASTER EGG HUNT-2018:
The word got out and the weather cooperated as we entertained 37 children and their parents for our First Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It took all of us to make this fun day work. There were many donations: plastic eggs, fillers, cookies, as well as workers too many to list. The kids managed to collect all the eggs, the Easter Bunny photos were terrific, the crafts were really special and the cookies were gobbled up. In addition, we had a few amazing clean up people. It was a very special day.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP, DECEMBER 24, 2017:
We celebrated Christmas with worship on Christmas Eve with special music and our traditional closing with Silent Night sung in candlelight.
Advent services were held on Thursdays in December using the Holden Evening Prayer Service.
THANKSGIVING WORSHIP, NOVEMBER 21, 2017:
We celebrated Thanksgiving at Living Word along with Our Saviour, Hinckley, and Holy Trinity, Brunswick, on Tuesday evening, November 21, with a combined choir This combined worship has become a fall tradition. After worship, we enjoyed fellowship with coffee, cider and lots of pie.
The ladies enjoyed a lovely lunch at Olive Garden on May 20. We brought photos and shared stories of special women who have influenced our lives: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and daughters.
Fifteen of us enjoyed a night of Irish dining on Saturday, March 18, at the Hooley House Pub and Grille in Fairlawn/Copley. In addition, the guys were also able to enjoy the views of the ongoing March Madness basketball games.
BUCA DI BEPPO NIGHT:
We were seated in the very special “Pope’s” room for dinner with lots of spaghetti, chicken parmesan and fettucine alfredo served family style. The décor is always amazing and the service comes with lots of smiles. We thank Bob Moorhead and Susan Thompson for organizing this evening out.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: ‘
Our Fellowship Committee really outdid themselves with an Italian buffet at church in February. We enjoyed spaghetti, stuffed shells, salad and many delicious desserts. In addition, our own professional photographer, Bob Moorhead took photos of each of us.
On January 15, fifteen of us (and Mr. Potato Chip Bag – inside joke) enjoyed a fairly raucous evening of Bunco with several profiting a little and a lot. Many thanks to our Fellowship Committee for planning this fun evening.
WOMEN’S ANNUAL SALAD SUPPER – AUGUST, 2016
Our Women’s Salad Supper was held at the home of Peggy Tampson, 3085 Hamlin Rd., Medina, on Thursday, August 18. Dinner began at 6:30 p.m. Peggy shared with us the lives of more “Women of the Bible.”
2016 GOLF SCRAMBLE – SEPTEMBER 10:
We Invited neighbors and friends to our second annual 4-person Golf Scramble, held on Saturday, September 10. The tee-off was at 8:00 a.m. and followed with a steak lunch and a silent auction.
WOMEN’S LUNCHEON TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS:
Friends and relatives joined us on Wednesday, May 18, for a lovely lunch at the Corkscrew Restaurant at the corner of W. Liberty and Marks Rd. The Corkscrew is located in a beautiful Victorian home and if the weather cooperates, we will dine al fresco on their beautiful patio. The lunch menu is posted in the entry. Please sign up by Sunday, May 15, or call Sue Steinman, 330-220-4106.
OUR NEWEST ADDITION
Living Word’s Little Library was installed in front of the church on December 12. Digging was not easy, hitting a cement foundation and digging through tough clay, but the job was accomplished with the help of Jim Watson, Brandon Schuster and Bob Moorhead. Our thanks to Jim Matyas for building the library and to the congregation for donating lots of books to fill it. We want to bring our neighbors right to our doors!
MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH AT MISS MOLLY’S TEAROOM – 2015
Twelve mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters enjoyed lunch at Miss Molly’s Tearoom in Medina on Saturday, May 9, to celebrate all WOMEN. In addition to a great lunch there was a “hat decorating” contest with Pat Grant coming in first and MaryAnn Vithous, second. Congratulations to you both for your creativity.
Thanks for everyone who made the day possible. Sue Steinman broke her ankle and volunteers stepped in to keep the day special.
FEBRUARY UGLY SWEATER CHILI COOK OFF – 2015
Our Annual Chili Cook-off was a lot of fun! We had 6 very different pots of chili to sample. Our Blue Ribbon winner was Peggy Tampson’s spicy meatless chili and even Keith Steinman liked it so it certainly deserved first place. To add to the spirit of competition, we conducted an ugly sweater competition with Mady Bauer and Ken Dudas receiving the dubious honors of wearing the “Ugliest” sweaters of the evening.
Our baked goods’ auction was a great success raising $63 to be used for future fellowship events. Plans are already underway for a meatloaf cookoff next year. So start sprucing up your favorite recipe so you will be ready for the competition.
And, of course, our thanks to Sue Steinman and our wonderful Fellowship Committee for creating another fun evening!