Well, hello. Each of us has something of value to “share,” our positive word to consider this week.
Along the path of volunteering in the service of others, there are opportunities to “share” not only our precious gift of time, but also our gifts of understanding, thoughtfulness and listening. William Hazlitt aptly wrote: “Give a man a subject in his head, a beat of pleasure in his heart, and he will be happy to share it with others. “
Although we may sometimes feel limited in the gifts and financial contributions that others share, we have the opportunity to bless others through our prayers throughout our journey. Speaking with genuine and genuine interest and concern is a gift that will have a lasting influence on those who will accompany us in voluntary service.
What a treasure to reflect on the loving kindness given to me over the years, from the women of my Methodist church, while I was in college in the 1950s, who took me under. their wings ”of shared compassion when my mother passed away in my sophomore year. Their mentorship has influenced me greatly throughout my life: the many volunteers who have led me to come and go with volunteer projects, meetings and conventions.
The more we experience this in a lifetime, the more we understand the simple joys we can give to others when we share with love, such as the church events that I share with you in my weekly columns.
■ Take Stock in Kids is looking for students and mentors to share their program, which is a school-based opportunity to help young people by providing scholarships, mentoring and tutoring while the young people get together. preparing for college. Call Pat Lancaster, coordinator, at 352-422-2348.
■ Twice Blessed Thrift Store needs volunteers from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday to Saturday. The store is on the Crystal River United Methodist Church campus at 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Call 352-651-5555.
■ The Ad Hoc Veterans Appreciation Coordinating Committee is seeking representatives from Citrus County Veterans Organizations to attend and help plan annual Veterans’ Week events and activities. Call Chris at 352-302-9777.
■ HPH Hospice, a partner agency of the Department of Veterans Affairs, helps veterans and their families. Call and volunteer at 352-527-4600.
■ The Path’s Farm has memberships available for the Fresh Grown Vegetable Co-op. To join, call 352-527-6500. Farm tours are available sponsored by Path Rescue Mission.
■ CASA (Citrus Abuse Shelter Association) needs transparent storage bins, hairbrushes, hair accessories and disinfectant spray. Drop off the items at their outreach desk between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1100 E. Turner Camp Road in Inverness. Call 352-344-8111.
■ Dr. Bennett’s fireside talks were scheduled to begin today, July 7, at the Robert Boisoneault Institute of Oncology at 522 N. Lecanto Highway and will continue on the first Wednesday of the month.
■ Crystal River High School will sponsor Camp Rah Rah Tuesday through Friday, July 13-16, for boys and girls in Grades 4-8. Send an email to Léa at GradyL.citrusschools.org.
■ The Al Chance concert will take place on Wednesday July 14, sponsored by the Hernando Area Senior Program at the community center located at 2415N. Florida Avenue, Hernando. The concert will feature voices ranging from swing to opera, music and dance. Call 352-566-2328.
■ A Night in Vegas The Key Training Center Dinner Auction will be held at 5:30 pm on Friday July 16 at 5325 S. Safari Lane in the Life Enrichment Center at the Key Training Center. Dial 352-795-5541, extension 312.
■ The Crystal River Kings Bay Lions Breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 10 am at the Oysters Restaurant in Crystal River with a representative from the Salvation Army as the speaker. Prospective members are welcome to participate Call Lion Jackie D. at 352-513-3740.
■ North Oak Church Gospel Night will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday July 17 at 9324 N. Elkcam Blvd., Citrus Springs. Call 352-489-1688.
■ Eagles karaoke and bingo are held Mondays from 2 pm to 4 pm at the club located at 8733 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Inverness. Call 352-344-5337.
■ Joy and Praise Fellowship Church presents free concerts of contemporary music from 7 pm to 9 pm on the last Friday of the month at the church at 6670 N. Lecanto Highway. Call 352-601-0936.
Until next week, share and stay positive.
Let Ruth Levins know of your group’s upcoming activities by writing to PO Box 803, Crystal River, FL 34423.