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This Week's Events
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TUE
SWNS Fundraiser - Little Ceasar PIZZA SALES
Little Caesar PIZZA SALES Fundraiser for SWNS. Sales will be until Friday, September 21 (Noon).
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
STAFF MEETING
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Meeting in the Gathering Room
Bible Study w/ Pastor Christopher
10:00 AM
Meet in Foundations SS Classroom WH
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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WED
SWNS Fundraiser - Little Ceasar PIZZA SALES
Little Caesar PIZZA SALES Fundraiser for SWNS. Sales will be until Friday, September 21 (Noon).
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
UM Men's Wonderful Wednesday Dinner - FISH FRY
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Dinner will be from 5:00 - 7:30pm. Wesley Hall
Bible Study w/ Dr. Mike Rynkiewich
7:00 PM
Group meets in Bible 101 SS Classroom WH
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20

THU
SWNS Fundraiser - Little Ceasar PIZZA SALES
Little Caesar PIZZA SALES Fundraiser for SWNS. Sales will be until Friday, September 21 (Noon).
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
CEAB - Appointments
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Gathering Room
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bridges of Hope Store - Open
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chancel Choir - Rehearsal
7:00 PM
Music Room and Sanctuary
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21

FRI
SWNS - Final SALE DAY for PIZZA Fundraiser
All Orders must be turned in today by NOON to SWNS for Pizza Fundraiser.
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bible Search

Tuesday Evening before dinner we gathered in the yard of the River House where we stay to experience a lecture and play about Mayan culture.

A former Catholic catechist named Domingo Quino from San Andreas (where our work site is) described several events leading him to recognize the talent of being able to heal others thru dreams and listening to God as a Spiritual guide (an Aj’quij or ‘Growing Light’). His work is to recognize the spiritual side of a problem, identify the cause, and provide a solution.

Domingo held a Mayan ritual beginning with colored candles on a steel plate set on bricks in the center of the yard. He shared the 6 different colors and their meaning:

Rojo (Red) – color of our blood, the skin of Mayan people, the color of sun;

Negro (Black) – color of hair, skin of African people, eternal rest;

Amarillo (Yellow) – represents life, skin of Asian people, the energy of the East;

Blanco (White) – purity, the color of teeth and bones, the energy of the North;

Azul (Blue) – color of sky, expanse of the universe

Verde (Green) –the color of the earth and nature

During the prayer ceremony Domingo asked us to pray for three things – 1. Give thanks to God for all He has given us, 2. Ask God to be forgiven 3. Ask for blessings for our families and our neighbors. After the common prayer, Domingo prayed individually with each of us and placed holy water on us. We then added our candle to the center piece.

A play was performed afterwards that included several of his family (son, grandchildren, nephews) where there was a human, a jaguar, a monkey and a coyote. The marimba (see picture) music and dance told the story of the development of harmony between humans and animals.

The evening ended with a meal of Kaq’ik – a typical Quiche (one of the Mayan language groups that lives around where we stay) meal made of peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic, served in a soup with a piece of chicken. It was excellent.

-- Beth – Dr. Mike