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March 1, 2016 Vol. 30, No. 1

Grants Received

We are so grateful for these grants. They assist us greatly in the ministry of the Dwelling Place.

Donations [Effective February 1, 2012]
DonationDescriptionMonth/Year
$3,000Catholic Foundation Grant- for new signsJanuary, 2015
$300T. Rowe Price- for operating expensesApril, 2015
$4,476Diocesan Mission Grant- for new chapel windowsJuly, 2015
$10,000Create Foundation- help retire the loanSeptember, 2015
$1,000Carol Taff- operating expensesJanuary, 2016

Jean Haspeslagh
Jean Haspeslagh
Clare and Jean
Jean becomes a Community member.

In Memory
Dr. Jean Ann Haspeslagh
February 26 1940 - January 1, 2016

Jean was an Associate Professor of Nursing with an emphasis in Community and Psychiatric Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

She became a Dwelling Place Associate in 1992 and, in 2000, became a Dwelling Place Community member.

She was active in Community projects and the life of the Dwelling Place.

She conducted Phoenix retreats here in 1993, 1994, and 1995 for those who experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Photos from our album of Jean and a few of the many friends she made at The Dwelling Place over the years.
Jean and friends at work and play
Friends at work (and play)
Jean and friends at Christmas Party
Christmas Party '99
Jean and friends during Health Day '99
Health Day '99
We miss you, Jean. Thanks for giving of yourself.
May the Angels Welcome you into Paradise.

The Dwelling Place Drawdown

May 13, 2016
Lee Home, Columbus
Luau Theme
From 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Come enjoy the good food and live music by The Shane Tubb Band

The ticket price is $100 and admits 2

Our Grand Prize is $2500 with additional surprises and cash prizes along the way

PUT ON YOUR FLIP FLOPS AND HEAD FOR THE PARTY
For more info call The Dwelling Place
662-738-5348
Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening to the lucky winners who are present

You need not be present to win the grand prize
Tickets are now on sale.

Someone may be contacting you



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Newsletter

June 1, 2016 Vol. 30, No. 2

The Dwelling Place Drawdown

May 13, 2016
Lee Home, Columbus

The band
The band
Friends of The Dwelling Place
Sandra DePriest and friends
Friends of The Dwelling Place
Paul Ackerman and Al Puckett
Karen Henry and Annie Love
Karen Henry and Annie Love
Friends of The Dwelling Place
Mary joins the Eberts
Caroline Westmoreland and Mary
Caroline Westmoreland and Mary
Friends of The Dwelling Place
The McGuires
Friends of The Dwelling Place
Mary, Clare and friends

Friends from
Columbus, Starkville,
Macon and Tupelo
shared the evening.


The food was delicious--and lots of it. Just ask Karen Henry, Annie Love and Monika Beatty (not pictured) who served it. At Karen's invitation, many friends provided their choice recipes. Andi and Tom Hannigan provided and served the beverages from the Tiki Bar.

Shane Tubb, Larry Priest, Ed Swan and Bob Damm provided our entertainment. The music was fantastic.

The luck of the draw! Throughout the evening Mary, with her helper, Caroline Westmoreland, drew 219 tickets from the pot. At 10:00 p.m. the ticket for Larry Brown, from Madison, was drawn and he was the lucky winner of $2,500.

Jo Ann and Jim Kitchens (though Jim was absent) were present in the decorations and their gift of beverages.

Clare
Clare wears a splint
Clare and Sister Mary Colleen
Clare and Sister Mary Colleen
(with the pope?)

ROUND 'N ABOUT

When Clare went to Dubuque in March, she and Sister Mary Colleen had a 'private audience' with Pope Francis. They both felt blessed!

The trip down a corridor in a private home brought a different kind of blessing. Clare tripped on an unseen step and crushed her right pinky on a folding door. Now with 2 pins in her little finger, she is learning to be ambidextrous!




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Newsletter

September 1, 2016 Vol. 30, No. 3

SOS

We say THANK YOU
for your generous response to our letter!
Your love and gifts are helping us move forward.


Corky Jones
Corky Jones

The Next Step?

There is always just one more project awaiting as we care for this property and buildings. Pictured is Corky Jones as he completes putting in new steps, front and back, on our staff residence porches last week.

Thanks, Corky, and a THANK YOU to all our volunteers.


Yoda and Luke
Yoda and Luke
Yoda and Luke
Are we supposed to guard this?

Growing Up Can Be Embarrassing

Yoda and Luke are continuing to grow. They donned these collars after a special trip to the vet.

On July 27 they started seven Wednesday evening classes of Puppy School-- Obedience training. I don't think the obedience part has started to take hold yet!!

Come to Pray -- On Your Time

We schedule retreats at specific times but we welcome you to come privately for retreat or spiritual direction anytime it is convenient for you and space is available. Three hermitages (small cottages) are available. Just check our website and send in your request.

Consider bringing your prayer group, deacons, parish council or a group of faith-filled friends to experience the peace and renewal that so many individuals experience here. Bring your own director. Tailor the time to fit your need for silence, prayer, sharing and input. Check our website or Facebook for options available. Contact Sheila Avery, secretary, 662.738.5348 to schedule your time.

KCs from Columbus Begin Upgrade on Two Paths.

Gary Gist saved the day.
KCs spread stones on sacred path.
KCs lay path to Maria House.
Lawrence and Mary add finishing touches.

July 9th- The hero of the day was Gary Gist who brought his front loader to bring white slag to the Way of the Cross while four KCs unloaded and spread the white stones on the sacred path.


On another stone path three other KCs, with the help of Gary's loader, dug out and laid gray brick to widen the path to Maria House. Lawrence Bush and Mary finished it the next day. The monkey grass is really a finishing touch.

Francis House and Pump House Get a New Look

Francis House porch
New posts for Francis House.
New pump house door
New pump house door.

On July 22, Garry Ronyak and son put new pillars on Francis House and on July 25 put a new door on the pump house. Little by little old buildings receive a new look.



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Newsletter

December 1, 2016 Vol. 30, No. 4

Caring Friend and Benefactor
J. Roy Dee, II
January 25, 1932 - September 30, 2016

Roy Dee
Roy Dee

Roy Dee, a long time personal friend and supporter of The Dwelling Place, left his home in Alabama to rejoice in his heavenly home at harvest time. Silenced and physically disabled by a debilitating stroke ten years ago, this man of great creativity, talent, leadership and power was silenced and forced to let others minister to him 24 hours a day.

Roy and his wife, Mary Ann, had been Companion members of The Dwelling Place Community and were generous and sometimes anonymous benefactors of our ministry. His gifts were always led by the Spirit. Mary Ann often said he suffered from an enlarged heart.

The Dee River Ranch was his dream and vision as were his many other business ventures. His children and grandchildren are continuing to make his dreams a reality.

The Dee hospitality was without a doubt 'second to none.' We just knew we were expected on holidays as well as many ordinary days. Upon entering, there was always an offer of a glass of wine before being engulfed by the graciousness of host and hostess. He still communicated hospitality even when we took him Holy Communion when he could no longer speak. The gracious hospitality of the Dees was a mirror of the hospitality of Christ, the eternal Host, that Roy is now experiencing.

Memorials
In Memory of J. Roy Dee, II

Jack and Cindy Huerkamp
Joe and Cindy Kay Huerkamp
Coleen Dee Butterick
Napa Auto Parts, Aliceville, Alabama
Cadent Energy Partners
Alyssa Burdick
Macon Oil Company
Sansing Family

Come to Pray -- on Your Time

We schedule retreats at specific times, but we welcome you to come privately for retreat or spiritual direction anytime it is convenient for you and space is available. Three hermitages (small cottages) are available. Just check our website and send in your request.

Consider bringing your prayer group, deacons, parish council or a group of faith-filled friends to experience the peace and renewal that so many individuals experience here. Bring your own director. Tailor the time to fit your need for silence, prayer, sharing and input. Check our website or Facebook for options available. Contact Sheila Avery, secretary, 662-738-5348 to schedule your time.

An Autumn Spruce-up

Umbria House clean up
Umbria House cleanup
2009 photo of cart
Our golf cart in 2009

Kevin Styron of Styron's Lawn Service and Last House on the Block from Columbus volunteered here on September 17. They pruned the bushes and replaced mulch around all 8 buildings. What a gift! We are so grateful as we prepare for winter.

Golf-Cart S O S : Eight years ago Phil Hubbard donated a used E-Z-Go Textron golf cart to us, and Jim Sisson from Starkville kept it in running order. Though well used when we received it, it has served us well--until now. It needs a new windshield, solid top and vinyl siding. (We just installed 6 new batteries ).

If anyone has a golf cart to donate or would be willing to restore what is needed for this one, we would really appreciate it. The golf cart is very helpful as we move between our eight buildings, especially as winter approaches, and to drive handicapped retreatants to needed buildings.

Out with the Old---

Lawrence and Mary
Lawrence and Mary tear down the old bridge

The old bridge that has led us over and around the edge of the pond for many years is being replaced. It was no longer safe. Now that there is no water in the pond it is time to replace it. The new bridge is being built. Tune-in to the next newsletter to see the finished product!!

Repairing the OLD well is another current task. To get through the roof of the well house, branches had to be removed. To get the boom near it, two trees had to be cut down. Four County Electric came to our rescue. Upon closer examination, four other trees were also too near the power lines. Lawrence Bush, Corky Jones and his son, Tracy, are doing the clean-up. What a major project! And it is not made easier by the state-wide burn ban. Please, God, send some rain!

CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS

Dwelling Place Drawdown
Lee Home, Columbus
February 24, 2017
Ticket Price $100 (Admits 2)
Grand Prize: $2500

[ Use the PayPal link (below) to order your ticket(s) online
or contact our offices. ]


Want to Cook that Special Something for Christmas??
We have just the idea!!

How about a Dwelling Place cookbook?

A perfect gift with delicious returns!

Dwelling Place Cookbook (3rd Edition)
Price per book $20.00
s/h per book $ 5.00
TOTAL PER BOOK $25.00
Number of Books x_______
GRAND TOTAL $_______

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[ Sponsored by friends of The Dwelling Place ]

Annual Fall Appeal- 2016

No-Show Ball

A bit of news we have today-
A No-Show Ball is on its way!

It's a night dedicated to The Dwelling Place.
But there's nowhere to go to show your face.

Make no mistake, this is our annual appeal
Just dressed up and fancy with a fun new feel.

The time and place, there's no need to say
'Cause no one would be there anyway!

Don't take the time to get all dolled-up...
No fancy clothes, there's no need to show up.

The catering crew is on holiday at the Hyatt,
So the snacks we don't serve won't hinder your diet!

Our non-entertainers are sure to please-
A little Beatles and Bach and maybe some Bee Gees!

The best part of all? There's no clean-up committee!
We all love a party without the nitty-gritty!

But here's the kicker: it's a No-Show Event.
So you won't do something you would have to repent!

Our up to date website allows you to send
Your donation through PayPal our new best friend!

Check out our place at dwellingplace.com
for a button to press that will send it right on.

The ticket price is flexible, so give what you can
Just mail a donation and we'll know you're a fan.

If a tax deduction is on your mind
Then this type of party is just your kind!!!

We all love The Dwelling Place, it's the best in the land,
So let's get together and give them a hand.