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FAMILY PRIDE AT THE PARK This week’s blog is from Sharon Anderson, who is one of our UMCG members who attended the Family Pride at the Park picnic with her husband Chris.  The picnic was catered by UMCG and three other Geneva congregations. Flames shooting up from the grill warmed the pavilion at Wheeler Park, taking the chill out of the unusually-cool June air.  The aroma of burgers and hot dogs, and the vast array of delightful dishes and desserts drew in people of all ages dressed in rainbow colors. Children of all ages blew bubbles, wrote messages of peace with colored chalk on the pavement, andRead More →

THE MEATBALLS BROUGHT HER IN! Not long ago I was talking with Sharon Anderson about the Swedish Days Booth that my husband Steve, Jim McConnell, and Lorne Tweed are heading up this June. I mentioned all the hard work that goes into this enterprise, but also the fun that we’ve always had while handing out meatballs, hot dogs, or Swedish sausage, chatting with church friends, or calling out greetings to friends and strangers passing by the booth. This reminded Sharon of her first encounter with the booth several years ago. It’s worth sharing so here goes… Sharon Anderson moved to Geneva 15 years ago, arrivingRead More →