Christ United Methodist will send out the first shipment Dec. 26.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
The families of Sandy Hook, Conn., are in need, but how does one help when the need can't be answered with food or money? Pastor Joane Patton-Seaton at Christ United Methodist Church in Elmhurst is asking all members of the community to send notes of condolence and encouragement to those who lost loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday. When tragedy strikes, she said, we are often at a loss for words and want to help but don't know where to start. The families in Connecticut don't need clothes, food, toys or money, but they do need to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, she said. Patton-Seaton asked the congregation of Christ United Methodist to bring in cards of condolence to send to the grieving families…
The difference between Mother's Day and Father's Day sentiment is evidenced in the paper trail.
Look no further than Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards to examine the differences between men and women. I first became curious last summer on Father’s Day when browsing cards at our local grocery store. There were three general varieties: the fart joke, the serene (nature/glass or wine/golf) card and the No. 1 Dad card. It was the final card, the No. 1 Dad card, which caused me to hunt for a pattern. Naturally, my husband received this card. He also received the No. 1 Dad T-shirt, which was folded up and fit nicely into the No. 1 Dad hat. This may seem like overkill, but if the truth fits, wear it. As my husband paraded his T-shirt and hat proudly to a baseball game, I noticed a few other dads in our general vicinity wearing some …