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Upcoming Events
FEB

19

TUE
Church Council Meeting
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FEB

20

WED
Singles Luncheon
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
February 20th @ 12:30 p.m. at The Mayan (on Yelm Hwy)
We invite all adult singles (divorced, widowed, separated, never married) to join us for a no-host lunch and conversation.
Questions or RSVP to: Lois Brighten (360) 412-7933
Praise Team Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FEB

21

THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
FEB

23

SAT
St. Benedict’s Community Dinner
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday @ 3:00 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. We serve a hot meal for the homeless and low-income people in our community.
FEB

24

SUN
CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEB

26

TUE
Quilters Group
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 26th, 10:00am. We're starting the New Year with new projects. Looking forward to Easter we have patterns for several beautiful wall hangings for the Sanctuary. Help us choose patterns, fabrics and sewing techniques. These can be made during our monthly sessions or at home if that is easier. Also, we need some special comfort quilts. Come and discuss the needs and how they can be filled.

Do you know the history behind the comfort quilt projects that we work on? We’d love to share our story & projects with you on the last Tuesday of each month. Join us at 10:00am on February 26th and we will show you what we are working on.
FEB

27

WED
Habitat Lunch
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Praise Team Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FEB

28

THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
MAR

03

SUN
CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
MAR

06

WED
Bible Search
What is a Peanut Allergy?

What is a Peanut Allergy?

~By Jessica Kenny

Because my family is immersed in this peanut and tree nut free environment, I tend to forget that not everyone knows what food allergies are.  I have found that the more information you have about it, the safer my kids are, and the less fear you may have. 

What is a food allergy?  A food allergy is when the body thinks it has come in contact with a really bad germ (a protein molecule) and tries to protect the body by shutting its systems down.  It’s the antibodies that really attack the body and this is why food allergies can be so severe.  In the most severe cases anaphylaxis sets in.  In my son this presents as a very severe asthma attack and he stops breathing.  Others can have a heart attack or a sever loss of blood pressure.  My daughter starts vomiting violently. 

The only way to prevent this is to keep the food away from the person with the allergies. If I cook at a house that I know has nuts, or if I have any doubts, I have a series of steps I take.

1. I put everything that might contaminate the food far-far away.  (Up in a cabinet where it will not be anywhere near the food).  Cross-contamination is a serious threat to “safe” foods.  This is why I almost never let my kids eat homemade food, even if someone tells me there aren’t peanuts or nuts IN the food.

2. I clean everything the food is going to touch with soap and water including my hands, cutting boards, plates and utensils.  Soap binds to the food and oil particles and washes it down the sink with the water.  Sanitizer does NOT do this. Sanitizer only kills germs. 

3. I read every label.  I read all the ingredients and the allergy warning.  If the ingredients have no nuts or peanuts, and the allergy warning says nothing about peanuts or tree nuts it is usually ok. If my “sixth sense” starts ringing about anything, I do not use it. 

As long as I follow these 3 steps I know my kids will be safe. If you have any questions about how you can help make the church a safe place for people with food allergies please stop me and ask or email me at jkennyfamily@msn.com

 

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