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Christmas Words for 2017

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Several days ago the children of the Rosa Parks program were challenged with the question of “What does Christmas mean to you?” Many thoughtful answers occurred. One significant thought that emerged was that we need to choose how we are going to celebrate Christmas….it is not just about getting presents.

Pumpkin Parades and Cares

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As many of you know, each year we make the yearly trek down to Farmer’s Market to procure 60 or 70 pumpkins for our children to decorate. Since we don’t carve them or use knives, the children are challenged to decorate with great creativity. We use ribbons, bows, buttons, felt, cotton, cardboard, pipe cleaners, lace, and so many other things. Because glue doesn’t work on pumpkins, nearly all the decorations are pinned on with dressmaker pins.

10 Reasons to Buy and Eat Local Foods

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When purchasing food, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen trys to purchase as much locally grown food as we can. Here are 10 reasons why you should buy and eat local foods.

Do Small Things With Great Love

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I ran across a saying of Mother Teresa of Calcutta that states, “Do small things with great love.” It set me thinking.

One of the guests of the Meldrum site has taken it upon himself to do a clean-up of the parking lot each morning.  He picks up the cigarette butts and litter before breakfast.  His comment: “Why wouldn’t I do this? The soup kitchen is a kind of home for me, and I want to give something back for what I receive here.”