Sunday Message (audio) by Guest Speakers Mangesh and Soni —
Message from Rev. Pat Bessey —
I drove into the church this week and the beauty took my breath away. This past Saturday we had several sacred service volunteers do the heavy lifting of blowing, mulching, weeding, and lawn care — and voila, the beautiful yard.
Now to share about the experience this past Sunday with Mangesh and Soni. What sweet, loving souls they are! We met Mangesh in 2015 when he visited our community and it was love at first sight…now he is back and brought Soni with him, who we welcomed with open arms. These two lights are from Maher in India. Maher in the Marathi language means “Mother’s Home.” Maher is a haven of hope, belonging and understanding. Soni arrived at Maher at the age of three when her mother left the family, and her father couldn’t care for her. Mangesh arrived at Maher at the age of six after begging for food daily on the streets. Maher became their home and still is.
I need to have your attention please: This Friday evening is the big event EAT, PLAY, LOVE! Let’s start with EAT: there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres and a dark chocolate fountain — oh my gosh dark chocolate — my favorite. Then the PLAY part, which is two-fold. The FLUKES: the Falmouth Memorial Library Ukulele Society. I can tell you – this is no fluke, as these folks have five years of success. The group started with eight and started performing around Southern Maine. They now number thirty-five and have performed at the Yarmouth Clam Festival and opened for the Magic of Christmas. They love playing together.
The second part of PLAY is the auction. It will be a silent (that doesn’t mean we don’t talk – this isn’t like Silent Saturday, which is the next day). What silent means is that know one knows who is bidding on what items. This is where the play comes in: bidding against your friends, and raising money for the General Fund. Then comes the live auction. We have a couple of great auctioneers that will create an atmosphere of fun and play. We have well over 70 items for the auction and I am here to tell you every item is a treasure. Just to give you a hint: there are tickets to see Eckhart Tolle, a 2- or 3-day weekend at a lovely cottage in Vinalhaven, beautiful jewelry, furniture, antique treasures and much more.
LOVE is for the love of this community and knowing that you are supporting it. Your financial giving is the means that continues to source the ministry so that we are here to be the love to all who walk through our doors.
Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and The FLUKES begin at 7 p.m. I look forward to seeing you and your family and friends.
You are a blessing in my life.
Rev. Patricia Bessey