Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Letter to the Editor

November 30, 2006

To the editor:

The people of Baldwin First United Methodist Church want to thank the town and Baker University for so many things, but in particular, for two most recent bits of gracious help.

On Nov. 10, our choir director and his wife, Matthew and Sharee Thompson, both extraordinary organists, gave an organ recital to raise money for the refurbishment of our organ. Along with them, our bell choir, directed by Emma Carter, a Baker graduate, played several beautiful selections, too. A number of people attended this recital from our community, and $4,040 was raised in one evening. We cannot thank the community enough for their support financially and in "presence."

Now, we are also being aided in another effort, this time by the class of Linda Silber, sociology professor at Baker. She is teaching a class on social inequities and the conditions born of poverty. Her class, inspired by the food pantry sign in our churchyard has launched a food drive. They set out to put plastic bags for the collection of food donations on 500 homes. They also asked for donations for the Community Emergency Fund, a resource of help for Baldwin people struggling financially that is the work of several partnering churches in our community. Thank you to Linda and her class for their hard work and energy. Thank you in advance to the community for every donation you make. The students will pick up food and CEF donations on Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We are so grateful for these efforts and for so much more that you do to make Christ's love real and present for us now. Bless you all and thank you.

Rev. Pam Morrison

Baldwin First United Methodist Church

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