Hello again. George Washington gave his farewell address on September 19, 1796. In the creed, he said, “Keep good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
Our positive word of the week is “faith”. Writer Sherwood Eddy associated it with courage. He wrote: “Faith is reason made bold.
Faith means action in our beloved Citrus County volunteer journeys throughout the community, regardless of the challenges we face in serving others in need.
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Faith is like the steel used to reinforce and harden concrete. It is a solid foundation for managing any project. It is an essential part of planning the goals we want to achieve for the sake of our family, friends and volunteers.
Once upon a time, it was improbable to even imagine that a man could one day walk on the moon. Those who had deep and abiding faith could do it.
Just as hope replaces doubt, faith reminds us that we can count on taking the next breath, seeing the sun rise tomorrow, and when we plant a sunflower seed, it will grow.
Even though our faith may sometimes seem as small as a mustard seed, the best results will be revealed. Let’s believe in positive outcomes and have faith to take steps with anticipation to do our best when volunteer opportunities come our way.
Plant the seeds of faith and go for it! Your approach to what you can do with faith helps us live each day to the fullest.
Theater Valerie is looking for volunteers to become members of a group of players who present solid entertainment. As a performer, director, or backstage person, your time and talent are invaluable to the theater. Call the theater at 352-341-7850.
No Cost Dental Clinic is seeking volunteers for the clinic and its thrift store, Nature Coast Ministries in Homosassa Plaza. Call Bonnie McMullin at 352-464-4348.
Chapters Health System is looking for volunteers to keep patients company so their caregivers can run errands and have some precious downtime. Call 352-359-8373.
United Way’s Reading Pals program seeks volunteers to spend one hour a week sharing classic books with children, engaging in conversation and playing games centered around letters of the alphabet and colors to help preschoolers develop reading readiness. Call Jean at 352-795-5483.
Key Training Center is looking for volunteers. To volunteer at their thrift and tag stores, call Renee at 352-795-5541, ext. 312.
Twice Blessed Thrift Store needs volunteers for one shift per week from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Call Kent at 352-651-5555. Located on the campus of Crystal River United Methodist Church, the store is a community outreach for those in need with a food pantry, free Bibles and excess items that are donated to other nonprofits that help those in need.
The Citrus Cinderellas are seeking donations for their prom dresses and accessories to be held on Saturday, March 4 at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Highland Boulevard in Inverness. Drop off the goods from Tuesday to Thursday between 10:00 and 15:00 at the church. Call 352-726-7335.
CASA (Citrus Abuse Shelter Association) needs food items such as milk, baby snacks, vitamins and juices; and non-food items including facial care products, epsom salts, hemorrhoid cream, hair clips, baby washes, shampoos, lotions, eye drops, antacids, deodorants, and toilet bowl cleaners. Drop off items between 9:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday at 1100 E. Turner Camp Road in Inverness.
The Crystal River Coastal Region Library will present soloist Dave DeLuca on Friday, January 20 at 2pm at the library. DeLuca will perform “Rat Pack Flashback” featuring songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at the library’s annual meeting at 8819 W. Crystal St., Crystal River.
The Art Center Theater will present Irving Berlin’s musical “I Love a Piano” Friday through Sunday the 20th-22nd. Jan. at the theater, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., Hernando. Call the box office at 352-746-7606.
The Friends of the Homosassa Library will present impressionist Dee Collier with her impression of “Annie Oakley” on Monday, January 23 at 2pm at the library. Call 781-264-5098.
Floral City Library will present “The Great Trainwreck of 1956” on Thursday, January 26th. (The accident happened in Floral City.)
The Valerie Theater will present “The Gangster’s Funeral” on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. Call 352-341 -7850.
The Citrus Ladies of the Elks Fashion Show is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Citrus Elks Lodge, 7890 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. Call 513-378-9382.
The Journey Men singing group performed at churches, women’s clubs, the African-American Read In Club, and the YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast. The group is available to perform at your meeting by emailing Harlin Vermeer at [email protected]
VFW Post 4864 serves dinners open to the public on Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $12 each. Meals are available for dine-in or takeaway. Call 352-463-4864.
Crystal River American Legion Post 155 serves a breakfast open to the public on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the post at 6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. Call 352-795-6526.
Until next week, stay positive and keep the faith.
Ruth Levins participates in various projects throughout the community. Let her know about your group’s upcoming activities by writing to PO Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423.