From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
News From Our Faith Communities
At Grace Memorial Church in December
December 20, 2014 Longest Night Service: Candlelight service for healing, hope and peace
7 pm 1022 Main St., Darlington for more information call 410-836-3587
Wilson Ministry Center
Hosts its annual winter concert, Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm at Grace Memorial Church. Come on out and enjoy the music of the Susquehanna Singers, Jackie & Richard Harris and Rendezvous, and join us in some sing-along holiday favorites. A cookies and hot chocolate reception will follow.
Will have their annual Christmas luncheon at Grace Memorial Church parish hall on December 10 at noon.
Senior Movie Matinee
No movie in Decembers. We will resume on the 4th Wednesday of January
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish
Location Address: 3015 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154-1719
Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 2 Advent – Rev. Nick McDonald, PIC — 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 – 3 Advent – The Right Reverend Eugene I. Sutton, Bishop of Diocese of Maryland, and Rev. Nick McDonald, PIC – Bishop’s Visitation, Children’s Church and Reception — 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 4 Advent – Rev. Nick McDonald, PIC — 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – Christmas Eve Service and Christmas Choir – Rev. Nick McDonald, PIC — 7:00 p.m. (Christmas Choir); 7:30 p.m. (Worship Service)
Sunday, December 28, 2014 – 1 Christmas and Sunday School Program – Rev. Paul H. Moser, Supply — 9:30 a.m.
Netha Wilmoth, Registrar
News from the Library
DECEMBER BOOK SALE: There are wreaths all around……..
A book is yours if one is found!
Saturday, December 12th from 10am to 2pm
The Darlington Friends of the Library have something fun for your holiday shopping pleasure and delight! We will be hiding small paper wreaths, colored by the children at the Wilson Center Before and After School Program, all around the book sale. If you find one, you get a free book! (One per customer)
Also, remember to bring a non-perishable food item or personal care item and get a free book!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
At the Darlington Library, we’re having a Holiday Open House on Monday, December 8th from 3:00 – 8:00. Celebrate the holiday season with music, crafts, and fun for all ages!
The Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Tuesday, December 16th. We’re reading Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, which is a book of short stories (so if you can’t read them all in this busy month of December, that’s okay! ?)
Our Pre-hours Preschool Parties will be on Thursday, December 4th and Thursday, December 18th at 11 a.m. And stay tuned…starting in January, we’ll be having a preschool program on every Thursday morning!
News from the Deer Creek Coffeehouse
December’s Performer – David Roth
On Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes back fan favorite, David Roth. Chicago native David Roth has been playing his “James Taylor meets Will Rogers” style of inspirational acoustic music for nearly three decades, and even though he performs in excess of 100 concerts a year, he rarely takes the stage with a set list.
“I usually make a very rough draft or a roadmap, as I like to call it, of what I might do on any given night,” said Roth, who now makes his home on Cape Cod. “But that could change the minute I walk in and take a look at the size of the audience or the demographic. I will turn on a dime, and I think in all these 25 years that I’ve been playing full time, anytime I try to prepare a set list in advance, I may have stuck to that list maybe two or three times.” Things always change, and I have enough repertoire that if I see that the energy in the room needs a little lift, I can do something funny, or if I see something going on in the world that needs to be acknowledged or addressed, I might do a song related to that.”
The award-winning singer-songwriter has recorded more than a dozen albums. “Everything I write and sing about in one form or another is rooted in love,” he said. “It’s how communities love one another, how communities support one another, how people love one another. It’s everything from holistic to hilarious. The underlying theme is how we can love and support each other, even when times are tough. The veteran performer, who got his musical start at the University of Illinois in the same coffeehouses frequented by the likes of Dan Fogelberg and Steve Goodman, composes tunes covering a variety of subjects and styles, although it all comes back to the basic tenants of love, support and community.
“David and his music will touch you to the very depths of your soul. He’ll make you laugh and cry, inspire you to rise and fly…”
Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deer Creek Coffeehouse is located at 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD
Suggested donation: $10 for Adults and $5 for Students
Tickets only available at the door. Only cash and checks to Deer Creek Coffeehouse accepted. Homemade baked goods, snacks, coffee, tea, water available for purchase.
Email address: email@example.com
Contact: Jeff King, 443-877-7125
This program has been assisted by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.
News from our Schools
Harford Christian School
Knight School at Harford Christian – December 5th. While you shop, your child can stay with us and learn manners and etiquette while having fun. Contact our school office for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harford Christian High School Christmas Concert, Friday, December 12th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – come for a delightful evening of sacred and holiday music and song
Harford Christian Kindergarten and Elementary School Christmas Concert, Friday, December 19th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – this is our cutest program of the year as our little ones put on a wonderful holiday show
ENVIRONMENTAL EVERGREENS OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Visit Santa Bob and the Reindogs on the weekend of November 15th and 16th to tag a tree. The fields will be open from 10am to 5pm. Eight varieties are grown organically with a selection of firs, spruces and pine. Tag the tree of your choice and get a 10% discount. For more information, call 410-457-4766 or 410-459-5362cell. Email email@example.com. Website www.greenbychance.net. Santa Bob says please “no dogs” because the Reindogs will be working! BUY LOCAL!
CHILDREN IN GRENADA, WEST INDIES, SAY THANKS
In February of this year, 93 impoverished children from three different elementary schools in Grenada received backpacks with school supplies from residents in the U.S. The children expressed gratitude to all who have contributed to this worthy cause. Members from three area churches: Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian, Havre de Grace Presbyterian and Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church along with Beulah Church of the Nazarene, Brooklyn, New York and a host of friends and relatives of Darlington and beyond have generously donated backpacks and school supplies to be sent to the children in Grenada. The Republic Bank of Grenada has also donated backpacks. Mrs. Velta Mahon, a local resident of Darlington, principals and teachers of the schools, parents, Ministry of Education personnel and others, were present for the distribution of the school supplies. Everyone expressed gratitude for such a generous gesture. Donations of school supplies for the impoverished children in Grenada are still needed. Presently, we have over 150 destitute children on our list who need your help. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this worthy cause can send their donation of supplies to any of the area churches mentioned above.
En Plein Air Art Show and Sale December 3-7
Gallery hours: from Dec.3 10am-4pm
Reception with refreshments and entertainment
7-9pm Friday, December 5, 2014
Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church
Route 161 at Harmony Church Road, Darlington, Maryland, 21034.
For more information call: 410-734-6087
Featuring Northern Harford County vistas often passed over for the more conventionally picturesque; also special art along The Ma and Pa RR trail and other surprises.
The paintings on exhibit have a unique and unexpected character!
Featured artists are:
Darlington Apple Festival
PO Box 42
As the chairperson for the Darlington Apple Festival I would like to thank all of you for your time, patience, use of property and inconvenience this past Saturday, October 5. The feedback from the Apple Festival this year has been terrific. The crowds were a bit smaller than last year but our churches, community centers, Boy & Girl Scout troops, etc., still had great sales. When our local organizations can raise their much needed funds we have had a successful apple festival.
I am very proud to be a part of this very special community where we know and support our neighbors; this is a characteristic of Darlington that has been forgotten in many larger communities. This festival could not have happened without the communities help, support and patience and for all of our community organizations I thank you.
Next year’s festival will be held Saturday, October 3, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. you can get that on your calendar’s now for future planning. I invite you to join the committee at our monthly meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month, except August, November and December, with two meetings in September in the Wilson Community Center at 7.P.M.
Chairperson Darlington Apple Festival 2014
HARFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY
Good morning Everyone,
Harford County has launched its Community Health Survey. This survey will give the county an assessment of the health needs in Harford County. With this data, the local health system, the local government and the local health department will have an idea on what health issues to focus on. This survey is confidential and will not be tied to you personally.
Please take the time to complete this survey and let me know if you have any issues understanding the questions. It is important that everyone interpret the questions correctly. Remember…this survey is confidential.
Here is an opportunity to be counted.
Here is the link: www.tinyurl.com/UCHealthSurvey
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW THAT NEEDS TO BE COUNTED.
Thanks to All of You,
Robin R. Stokes- Smith at Upper Chesapeake Healthlink