Dear Westport Presbies, family and friends,
First, we send love and hugs to Evan Barclay, whose mother, Cindy Kinbrough, passed late last week. We know this loss is hard on Evan, a young college student. If you want to reach out to Evan, you can do so on his Facebook page or at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, prayers for Nancy Brockman’s sister, Kathy Westbay, and her husband Jerry after Kathy became ill on a trip to Colorado. Belva Berlekamp is doing better after receiving a stent. Pray for Joe Raach’s aunt, Libby Asher, very ill with cancer, and Carly Simon’s sister-in-law, Sue Newman (and her brother Daryl) and Deanna Capps and her family in the death of her grandmother, Louise Elleman….Diane Farrell, Julia Yablonsky, all suffering painful, lethal impact of Hurricane Florence.
A number of us continue to work with StandUpKC in the struggle to raise the minimum wage and gain union representation for fast food workers and other low wage workers. This week, marches and rallies were held nationwide to support women who have filed lawsuits over being sexually harassed by supervisors and other employees at McDonald’s. Not pictured helping out in this week’s activities were Karen Elmer and Drew Irwin. Debbie Anderson and I attended the march/rally at McDonald’s near 63rd and Paseo (photo attached). I helped out the next day to support three workers who had walked out in protest, by accompanying them back to the job and speaking with their supervisor (photo at Popeye’s at Prospect and 31st Street.
The Westport Concert Series is continuing Saturday night, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The vocal group MEADOWLARK, led by our tenor section leader, Neal Long, will be performing. Poster is attached.
The same day, from 10:30 – 12:00 noon, Voter2Voter will be holding a training session at the church to increase voter participation in November through a new kind of voter registration and get out the vote effort.
My next play, ORACLE OF THE OZARKS is coming up in October and November. Check out the cast photo attached to this message.
One of our active Westporters, Elidah Chibanda, had to return to Zambia for a time due to two deaths in her family. Attached is a photo of one of these burials, outside Lusaka, the capital city. Elidah is near the ground on the lower right of the photograph, helping to arrange flowers at the burial site. Her two sisters are there as well…….”To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
A new church website is in the works. Follow us on Facebook. We are about to institute church wide recycling, to include everyone who uses the building during the week.
A Tai Chi workshop led by Master Instructor Chun Man Sit will be held here on Sat, Oct. 6, 2:30 – 4:30. The $30 fee is a fundraiser for the church. Just spending some time with this wonderful person, who has led classes here for over ten years, and hails from Hong Kong, will be illuminating. Call the church office or email to register. Or sign up on Sundays.
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Keep the faith….Rev Scott