Friday, November 4, 2016

Gratitude with Humor

Gratitude is a serious thing. It can restore us or its absence can break us. When we learn to laugh, we learn to live. In living, we discover the joys of being alive. Join Rev. David Crow, pastor of the Grinnell United Methodist Church, for the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program. Crow will present on gratitude with humor on Monday, Nov. 14.

He explains that we can take life seriously without taking ourselves too seriously. Gratitude is the way to embrace the fullness of our lives. This gratitude is a serious thing but it is far from somber. Come and explore this wonderful part of being human.

Crow received a BS from Central College in 1975 and graduated from the Perkins School of Theology with a master in theology degree in 1979.  He has experience in clown ministry and believes that humor is both a gift and essential to healthy living.

This program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC Communications and Development at 641-236-2593 by the Thursday before the program.

GRMC Auxiliary Angel Tree

The Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will again adorn its tree in the medical center with angels for the upcoming holiday season. This project is a way to honor or remember loved ones through the purchase of an angel ornament for the tree. The GRMC Auxiliary will begin selling the ornaments on Thursday, Nov. 10, in The Glass Gift Box at GRMC, and will be available while supplies last.

This year’s angel ornament is a combination of clear and gold acrylic material with an LED light-up feature, available for $10 each. After Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season, angel ornaments remain on a tree in the admissions department of the hospital until Friday, Dec. 16, when the ornaments may be picked up and taken home by the person who purchased the ornament or given to the honoree to decorate their personal tree at home. The tree will remain on display until after Sunday, Dec. 25.

Funds raised will go toward the GRMC Auxiliary’s $150,000 pledge to the hospital’s Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign, with $100,000 committed to the GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite.

To purchase an angel and support the work of the GRMC Auxiliary, stop by the GRMC Auxiliary’s gift shop, The Glass Gift Box. For more information, contact the GRMC Auxiliary Gift Shop at 641-236-2522.