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May 15, 2014 – Meeting Roundup – Tri-County Pastoral Counseling Service

TCPC[1]Pastoral Care and Counseling, as offered though the Tri-County Pastoral Counseling Service, is a valuable instrument by which the church remains relevant to the human needs of our world today. Pastoral Counseling is an essential means by which the church is helped to be a lifesaving station and not a club…a hospital and a garden of the spiritual life and not a place of indifference. Pastoral Counseling can offer assistance to those areas of our lives that are shipwrecked in the storms of our daily living, broken by the reels of anxiety, guilt and lack of integrity.

Pastoral Counseling is an instrument of continuing Renewal through Reconciliation, helping to heal our estrangement from ourselves and our families from other church members, from those outside the church, toward an enlivening, growing relationship with God. The Tri-County Pastoral Counseling Service seeks to serve as enablers of healing and growth into a place where wholeness is made possible for all people. Pastoral Counseling Ministry is one-direction the Church is taking to meet the needs of struggling persons in the world with its message of reconciliation, healing and growth.

Challenges face each of us daily. There are times, however, when these challenges turn into difficulties that we feel unable to meet alone. Tensions may interfere with marriage, work or social life; bereavement may leave life empty and meaningless. These and other difficulties may appear more than we can handle. At such times, it can be quite helpful to talk with a professional who can help you clarify the conflicts and discover new perspectives. The Tri-County Pastoral Counseling Service was established to meet such needs.

Their counselors are experienced professionals who have received graduate education and clinical training. They have been carefully selected for their competence and concern. Their counselors are part of a team which includes other helping professionals. For this reason, consultants from other fields such as psychiatry, medicine, and psychology are available. Your counselor may suggest. Or you may request, a referral to another professional person or agency in the community. This service is available to anyone seeking help regardless of race, creed, or affiliation.


West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind were established by an Act of the Legislature on March 3, 1870. The School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind offer comprehensive educational programs for hearing impaired and visually impaired students respectively. There is also a unit for deaf, blind and multihandicapped children. Students are eligible to enroll at the age of three. They must also be residents of the state of West Virginia and exhibit a hearing or visual loss sufficient enough to prevent normal progress in the usual public school setting. The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind are located on a campus in Romney in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Locally, the schools are referred to simply as The D&B School.
Patty Meyers gave a slide presentation about the school, its outreach program, and its summer program. It really is something that should make us all proud .


Answer to last week’s question:
The decision of the board is final, subject to appeal to the club. The decision of the board may be reversed by a two-thirds vote of the club, a quorum being present, at a regular meeting, due notice in advance having been given.
This week’s question:
What is a club assembly?

Our two student guests from Musselman High School were Kiersten Franklin and Christopher Lane.
Dana Knowles, co-owner of Dana’s Tuxedo, was a guest of her husband, Kevin. Elaine Bartoldson brought Kathy Nance, who works for Progressive Printing.
We won lots of awards at the District Conference. We got second place for Best Club News Article, Best Display at Conference, and Best Club Website. We took first place for Most Innovative NEW Public Image Campaign. Finally, we were named the Best Club Overall (we all knew that). Congratulations to us!
Bill Wortley, Marilyn Schoon, Pam Curtis, and Ross Curtis all made it safely to South Africa and delivered the six suitcases full of clothing for orphans to President Mike’s brother. It was a real challenge to get all the suitcases into the small car that Mike’s brother was driving.
Penny Porter’s daughter is seeking books appropriate for children ages 0-9 to be donated to Burke Street School. Penny will be collecting them this month. New or used are both welcome.
We still need a few more volunteers please. Here’s who has signed up so far: Vickie Elliott, Brian & Kylee Jolliff, Jay Rutkowski, Roy & Joanne Young, Bucky Strauch, Tina Nipe, Bill Bowen, Manuel Washington, Ryan Perks, Sara Koontz, Charlie Connolly, Karen Spence, Mike & Kresha Hornby, and of course, Pam Wagoner and Chris Johnson. It’s over at 11am with the exception of some cleanup. President Mike, once again, is promising nice weather.
Mark your calendar: On May 22nd we will be meeting at the Purple Iris. This means, of course, fabulous desserts as well as an interesting meeting.
If you haven’t been participating in 50/50, now is certainly the time. Heather Myers tried her luck, but could not get a writ for habeas corpus for the Ten of Diamonds and will sell tickets this week. The deck is down to 10 cards (over 80% of the deck is gone) and, though I’m not certain of the amount, the pot is approaching $600.