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Union Church donates to By the Book

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

“By the Book” Weekday Religious Education program received a check from Union Church for $2,449.61 on Monday, November 26. The money received was earned from an annual fish fry held at Union Church to help fund the program.

“By The Book” classes meet once each week, for 32 weeks, in trailers located near each of the seven Huntington County elementary schools. The classes are open to all third and fourth grade students with parental consent. Donations such as the funds received from the Union Church and other community support keep the program running.

Dave and Sue Stamper and Karen Landrum organized the fish fry and recruited volunteers ranging in age from six to 90 years of age. Volunteers were responsible for set up, tear down, breading fish, serving, cleaning tables, posting advertisements, making desserts, collecting money and cooking. “By the Book” thanks Dan’s Fish Fry, all those who volunteered their time and also the community for coming to the fish fry and supporting “By the Book.

The teachers of “By the Book” this year include Debbie Hersey at Andrews, Flint Springs and Salamonie Schools; Kathie Mower teaching at Lincoln and Northwest Elementaries and Stephanie Thompson at Lancaster and Lincoln.

Third graders have been learning about creation and prayer, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They will receive hardcover Bibles the week of December 3. “By the Book” thanks Judy Lee for ordering and storing the Bibles.

The Fourth grade has looked at the parables of the prodigal son and the Good Samaritan and have spent time looking at God’s love and mercy. Children also work on scripture memorization, an attitude of gratitude and Christmas lessons. The last class for 2012 will be Friday, December 14 and classes will resume on Monday, January 7.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to Jack Oberholtzer at (260) 344-1269 or the Associated Churches of Huntington County, P.O. Box 344, Huntington, Indiana 46750. Continued support of the program is appreciated and donations can also be sent to the Associated Churches at the address listed above.

Shown in the photo is Sue Stamper a member of Union Church handing a check for $2,449.61 to By the Book representative Jack Oberholtzer. At far right is Dave Stamper.