Blessings of Thanksgiving
One service Sunday at 9:30 AM
Cannon Beach Chorus Christmas Concerts
Christmas Around the World
December 3rd at 2PM
Concert at NCRD in Nehalem
December 9 at 7 PM
Cannon Beach Community Church in Cannon Beach
Six members of St. Catherine’s Choir sing in the Chorus. Enjoy the music as we offer songs from around the world.
Learning to Accept Help
Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life’s Inevitable Changes and Challenges by Dr. John W. Gibson and Judy Pigott, Classic Day Publishing, 2007.
Dr. John Gibson, a counselor who focuses on aging and families, and Judy Pigott, a teacher with experience in creating communities that nurture participants physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, demonstrate through real-life stories the benefits of creating a care-share team.
They cite several barriers to people asking for help, including these questions and fears:
- What if they say no?
- In our family we take care of our own.
- I don’t want to be “beholden” to anyone.
- If I ask for help, I’ll look weak.
- I should be able to take care of myself.
Congregational Care Coordinator
St Catherine’s Authors Series
Another offering from our talented authors and artists: Kay Stoltz reflects on the Manzanita Tornado.
Above the village, we watch; frightened, awe struck.
Wind slams trees, they bend, flip back, branches tossed; down, up, whirling, spinning in a furious dance. The house shudders, settles. Rain pelts, the din furious on the metal roof. A single drop, drop, drop from water gathered on the chimney cover is counterpoint to the assault. Rivers of water flow down the hill. Crash, crash, hail, golf ball size, adds a bass note.
Clouds gather, gray, black, moving faster. One emerges, whirling round, round. What? A tail? No, a funnel! Moving furiously from the ocean east over our village.
Cell phone buzzes: texts come in. What’s happening? You OK? Online, posts of the cloud/tornado as it comes. Horror, relentless, on unsuspecting souls who expected the morning topic to be what’s for breakfast.
… Read it all here.
December 16 1 PM
coordinator, let her know if you can help
Christmas Events with Nehalem Bay Methodist Church
Lessons and Carols at the Methodist Church
at St Catherine’s with combined choirs