Local Faith – BAMA April Meeting

BAMA April 5, 2022 Meeting

Written by Pastor Nate Babcock, Buchanan Christian Church

We had a great meeting this morning at St. Paul Lutheran.  Thank you Dan for your hospitality (and Dan and Ellen for blessing us with the beautiful hymn). 

Those present were: Father Leo, Patti Mitchell, Aron Crews, David Habicht, Ellen Bierlein, Dan Barz, Carol McKean, Judy Earnst, Brendan Shea, Jan Mitchell, Dave Mitchell, Kevin Haislip, Tim Douglas, Rebecka Hoyt, Lyndon Azcuna, and Nate Babcock.  We had a great turnout!

We also had a guest – Heidi Hanley from the Caring Circle, which is an organization affiliated with Spectrum Health Lakeland. Heidi shared with us about the many services Caring Circle provides, including Hospice, palliative care, grief support, and so much more.  If you would like to contact Heidi, you can email her at heidi.Hanley@spectrumhealth.org. 

Following the leadership of Pastor Bryan Watkins, BAMA churches coordinated to donate more than 4,000 bottles of water to three Benton Harbor elementary schools on Thursday April 7th.

Tim Douglass shared about the Salvation Army’s program of feeding children and also about their upcoming Golf Outing which will be Monday June 27th at Orchard Hills Country Club. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Community Prayer for Ukraine: Tuesday April 19 @ 7:00 PM at First United Methodist Church
  • National Day of Prayer: Noon on Thursday May 5th @ Buchanan Common or First United Methodist Church. Still waiting for confirmation of location. 
  • Baccalaureate Service: Sunday May 22nd @ 2:00 pm at Faith United Methodist Church. Brendan Shea will be the speaker

Also, Judy Earnst and Carol McKean formally stepped down from organizing the annual Community Christmas Concert – after 48 years(!!) of providing leadership for that important community event.  Thank you so much Judy and Carol for your decades of faithful service!


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