Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween at Berclair Elementary!

Second Presbyeterian participates in the Memphis Adopt-A-School program by serving Berclair Elementary, an under-resourced school in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood.  Community groups have adopted different grade levels and assist the teachers by providing support, resources, and tutoring/reading volunteers.  They also sponsor a back-to-school barbecue to promote parental involvement and help with extra-curricular events and parties […]

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Love from Germany and Reformation Sunday

On Dan’s recent trip to Berlin, he met with the Dunyavichevs who happen to be studying there this semester!  They had a wonderful evening together, and Dan came home bearing a suitcase full of “love” from our dear friends.  We had a family tea this afternoon, enjoying our German treats and feeling blessed by our friends around the world.It […]

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Weekly Cultural Amazement

This week’s cultural amazement comes in the form of flameless candles.  I have just been introduced to these things and they are amazing – they smell like vanilla, flicker inside, shut themselves off after five hours, and have a daily timer.  Better yet, they won’t send our wall hangings up in flames!!  Though I love the […]

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Life at the Laundromat

I spent the day at the laundromat, washing the jumbo-sized sleeping bags we used to pad furniture in our container.  And, I must say that although this laundromat was a mere three miles from our home, it was like a whole different world. . .   I spent hours in conversation with all kinds of people with whom I normally wouldn’t have intersected! […]

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Cupcake Brigade and Tosca

The Coleman Cupcake Brigade strikes again, although this time the treats were for me!  My sweet friend Deborah delivered a surprise batch of cupcakes to our doorstep this afternoon.  What a wonderful treat for us all:-)! [Credit to Abby Burns for Cupcake Photography. . ]After our afternoon cupcake indulgence, Allison and I had a special night out […]

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