Brownstown-Sefton News

Chicken Roost News
Cogburn Rooster is really puffing out his chest as he crows and is strutting around with a definite swagger, apparently proud of his girls, Blackie and Rhonda, as they are depositing two eggs a day in their nest now. So, we may have to get an egg crate to take them to market. They might be getting in a supply for Easter eggs.
Katie, the outdoor doggie …
… is spending these warmer evenings outdoors and doesn’t seem to mind. It is good that she can be out, because she helps guard the chicken pen. I’m sure that Cogburn appreciates Katie doing night guard duty, because he has to get up in the early a.m. to crow.  
Spring Forward One Hour!
Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.
Easter Services at Local Churches …
… will be listed here next week.
Reminder-Sefton Unit HCE
Meet Thursday at Delores Dukeman’s home for the “Wearin’ of the Green” (even if you aren’t Irish!). Take two cans of food for the food pantry. A little leprechaun told me that our president, Flo, will have special door prizes.
Helping Hands Food Ministry Give-Away
March 11 and 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, at Brownstown United Methodist Church. One box per household. Sponsored by Brownstown Ministerial Alliance.
Special Request
The last Sunday of each month, each church is asked to donate canned goods for the food pantry, as they are greatly needed.
Food Pantry items needed …
… for March are one box of biscuit mix, one jar of cheese, one box of Hamburger Helper, one package of gravy.          
Gift of Life Benefit
The Annaka Robison and Nancy Ervin benefit breakfast is from 8-11 a.m. at Brownstown Elementary School. It will include a free-will offering, silent  auction,  50/50, face painting and games.
Local Celebrations
Birthdays: Bill Stolte, Brenda Klein, Robin Elam, Jeff Kelly, Laura Gurtner, Gary Watson and Marlys Thomas.
Anniversaries: Larry and Carol Henna, and Don and Marlys Thomas.
Brownstown United Methodist Church
Bette Stolte, pianist, played the prelude as the congregation of the United Methodist Church gathered for Sunday morning worship services.
Jeff Kelly and Junior Williams served as ushers, and Jarin Evans and Bradley Schwarm lighted the altar candles.
Pastor Don Thomas greeted all, recognized the birthdays and anniversaries, shared the announcements and prayer list, and led in prayer.
The birthday song was sung to Jeff Kelly.
The morning message was delivered by Thomas, followed Holy Communion, officiated by Pastor and Marlys Thomas.
Flo Allen led the adult Sunday school.
Thursday at 9 a.m.-UMW district spiritual growth/officer update at Newton Grace UMC.
March 16 at 2 p.m.-United Methodist Women will meet at Emanuel UMC.
March 26-UMCOR Sunday, formerly One Great Hour of Sharing.
Brownstown First Christian Church
The congregation of the First Christian Church was greeted by Carol Oldham and Phyllis Pryor and led in song by Susan Smith, Cameron Calloway and Matthew Smith, accompanied by pianist Robin Lovett, guitarist Chuck Enlow and drummer Walt Kinney.
Don Lovett led Communion meditation, Karen Underwood contributed special music, followed by the morning message, delivered by Robert Keen.
Also serving: a.m. nursery-Cathy Smith; toddler worship-Joann Strobel and Bonnie  Shelton; Quest-4-Christ-Q-4-C team; and shut-ins-Bill Smith and Terry Smith.
• Extreme Zone meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m.
• Bridal shower for Kaitlyn Enlow will be Saturday at the Brownstown Elementary cafeteria. Take Kaitlyn your favorite recipe. Kaitlyn is registered at Target and Walmart.
• A brunch bridal shower for Madison Howard is Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at the church. Madison is registered at RSVP to Rae Lynn Koehler at 339-4520.
Liberty Christian Church
Easter Rainbow Kids Program Practice Dates …
… are March 5, 12, 19 and 26, and April 2, 9.
CIY Superstart March 17-18
The fourth- and fifth-grade students will go to Naperville for this for an action-packed weekend.

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