October 2018   
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
     
Upcoming Events
OCT

16

TUE
Preschool Board Meeting
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
OCT

17

WED
Singles Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, etc.) Check announcements for location each month. June's Meeting place to be announced. Contact Lois Brighten 360-412-7933
Single's Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
At Log Cabin Bar & Grill
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
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

18

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

21

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Church Game Night
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Friends of ALL ages are invited to a night of intergenerational fellowship:
Sunday, October 21st, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
The Education Committee will provide chili with fixings and drinks.
Please bring a side or dessert to share and your favorite board and/or card games.
OCT

23

TUE
Senior Supper
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be celebrating the Fall Senior Supper. Don’t be surprised if tricks and treats are involved. All are welcome to join us! Robin Eagen will be collecting RSVP’s to make sure enough lunch is prepared for everyone. This will be Supper with entertainment to follow. We would like to thank everyone that donated towards our new dishwasher! We are so thankful this has arrived and are excited to put it to use!
Senior Lunch
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be celebrating the Fall Senior Supper. Don’t be surprised if tricks and treats are involved. All are welcome to join us! Robin Eagen will be collecting RSVP’s to make sure enough lunch is prepared for everyone. This will be Supper with entertainment to follow.
We would like to thank everyone that donated towards our new dishwasher! We are so thankful this has arrived and are excited to put it to use!
OCT

24

WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

27

SAT
St. Benedict's Community Dinner
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This is held at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. St. Andrew’s takes turns cooking, and everyone helps serve. In conjunction with St. Benedict’s Episcopal (910 Bowker Street, Lacey) we serve a hot meal for the homeless and low-income people in our community. Come help set-up, serve, clean-up. If you would like for information, please contact Rich Green (360) 943-9290.
OCT

28

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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

 

Contents © 2018 St. Andrew's United Methodist Church | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy