Halcyon House news

The Rev. Curt Kuhn, of Bethel Church, led worship services in the Epworth Chapel in Halcyon House on Sunday, Feb. 9. The sermon title was “How Great Is Our God.” Bethel Sunday school members were special guests. They led the singing and gave testimonials.

What a great way to start a Friday morning in the Wedgwood household. The Y 4-year-old preschool class came in on Feb. 7 to make valentines with the residents. After everyone was done cutting and gluing, it was time for a snack and a story. The children enjoyed listening to “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and “Llama Wears Pajamas.”

At trivia the title was “Crème Filled Chocolate Day.” Everyone started out with a valentine word search but soon found out one of the words had been misspelled, and because of that it couldn’t be found. They really did try to find it and were busy helping one another to find this illusive word that wasn’t to be. The health benefits of dark chocolate were shared. Eating chocolate can reduce the symptoms of stress, can reduce the risk of heart disease by one-third (if eaten every day), and the minerals in chocolate help to increase brain power and function. Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate, and Americans buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate for Valentine’s Day every year. There was a question-and-answer part of the program. Q: Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? A: Because no one would quit!