Friday, August 18, 2017

COMMUNICATION CRISIS!?

     It seems that there is a communication problem in this country but that was not a factor in the UM House programs this past week.  Bishop Peggy Johnson and her husband Michael led discussions on controversial topics in a display of civil discourse not found in today's communities.





     Our guests for Week Eight:







Week's activities:



Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Quartet



             Westfield Tea Group





Kool and the Gang




Zoe, our Connection Student



Thanks to the APYA students for their presence on our porch while at Chautauqua.






Friday, August 11, 2017

FEAR!!!! FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN AND THE KNOWN!!

     Following the previous week of  'humor' we entertained a topic of equal importance, 'fear'!  As this blogger said at the chaplain's chat, "fear not, for you are on the UM House porch!"  However, there are legitimate causes for alarm in our society as stated by one, Shaun King (Black Lives Matter).


      Representing the element of 'warm peaceful hospitality' was our chaplain, Dr. Heather Murray Elkins of Drew Theological Seminary.



Our Guests:



What beautiful smiles


The Hills of West Virginia



Returning due to special request


 La Hoya Lady


Butler Buddies

Week Seven Activities:



Charleston Activist


Birthday girl


Awesome Alice








Youth performers ice cream social

Porch friendships


Tea from Lakewood


Knitting for Peace results


Bella Fleck


Glenn Miller Band

     

Anxiety release:



Friday, August 4, 2017

"WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG CHAUTAUQUA??"

     Comedian Louis Black challenged Chautauqua with this statement about the theme COMEDY for this week.


      Hugh crowds were seen at all venues this week including our UM House porch.  Chaplain Brooke Newell added humor to a sermon, porch chat & parlor conversation.


Brooke & Caspar   

Our guests:


The Islanders



Family Reunion


Friend from the beginning

Remembering Helen

Activities for the week six:

Lois Minnigh's Memorial


Capital Steps



Ukelele Cuz


Kamau Bell at the Amp

Breakfast with the Motet Choir 




Sarah sings a song of Peace


Our girl Zoe


Indian Falls Tea Party


Lucy's Festival


Nicki knitting


Cheney girls


More Cappuccino?

Punch Brothers on Popcorn Friday

      

Parlor humor

     

What a wonderful week of humor; we needed this!


Two Irishmen leave a bar...