The Church’s annual trip to Oldenburg to offer soothing services (hand and foot massages, Reiki, facial massage, etc.) to the sisters who live in the retirement community of the convent, is quickly approaching on SUNDAY, January 26, 2014. If you’ve participated in the past, you know what a blessing this is for the sisters as well as for those of us who perform the services. If you’ve not been a part of this healing day in the past, please plan on joining us! It’s a great way to get to know other church members and participate in a meaningful way to our outreach in the community! Dress comfortably (it’s usually VERY warm in the area where we work)
We will be carpooling immediately following the service and so need to know the number of people planning to attend and those who would be available to drive. Please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up or ask any questions you may have about the event. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute to help purchase supplies and snacks, Frank Ziegler will be at church next Sunday to accept your gifts.
Directions to Oldenburg from The Church Within
Turn RIGHT onto Prospect Street heading east, to Southeastern Avenue.Turn RIGHT onto Southeastern Avenue heading east, which turns into I-74 towards Cincinnati. Take Exit #149 Oldenburg/Batesville and turn LEFT at the end of the ramp heading into Oldenburg. At Main Street, turn RIGHT, go two blocks (you will pass the front of the convent on the left) and turn LEFT at the Post Office. On your left you will see a drive to St. Claire Health Care Center where you will park and enter through the entrance there. We will be on the second floor in the recreation area.
If you get lost or are running late, please call 812-934-2475 which is the convent switchboard and ask for Sr. Mary Ruth Forthoufer who is our primary contact.
Plan on arriving in Oldenburg by 1:00 pm. Appointments start at 1:30 and end at 4:30. A musical concert by David Meek will begin at 4:30, followed by dinner with the sisters. We generally head home by 6:00 pm.