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C4 Mercer Island Reporter oday when many of our fami- lies are in need of strengthen- ing and renewal, and forces out— side the home tend to separate and divide, we may want to con— fider the spiritual basis of “fami- y-YI We all know the factors and in- fluences that tend to divide fami— lies — crime, violence, drugs, abuse, divorce, lack of ethics, etc. We read about them in newspa- 1 ,pers every day, and the radio and {television reveal a lot more than V .‘most of us want to know or want 1 our, children to know about these divisive influences. I HAVE found it helpful to turn away from the factors dividing us and to magnify the truth about our real family, God’s family. Christ Jesus tells us in Matthew that “We all have one Father, even God.” and he further says: “Call no man your father upon earth, for one is your Father, which is in Heaven." In truth, we are all one family and God is our Father. Let us take a look at the family of man that God has created. We learn in the first chapter of Gene- sis that God made man in His im- age and likeness, that He saw ev- erything that He had made, and that it was very good. Again, in Jeremiah we read of God’s prom- ise: “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn thee." If we can accept the words of the bible that man is made in the likeness of God, that he remains in that goodness, and that our Fa- ther’s love is constant and univer- sal, then can’t we turn to Him in prayer for the wisdom, guidance and spiritual understanding that we need in raising our families and dealing with the many chal- lenges we face? WHEN my own family was young, I found that turning to God as the one parent freed me from a false sense of responsibility, bur- den and fear. I learned that as we see God as our Father-Mother, we Noted author and scholar Rab- bi Noach Orlowek of Jerusalem will be lecturing tonight, Wednes— day, March a, at the Northwest Yeshiva High School, 5017 90th Ave. SE. Co-sponsored by the High School and the South Island Jewish Center, the free program begins at 7:30 p.m., with refresh- ments following. The topic is "Knowing Your Test and Know- ing Yourself.” The South Island Jewish Cen- ter will also present Rabbi Yaakov Rich at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. Rabbi Rich will speak on “Matzoh, The Real Soul Food.” There is no charge for the program and the community is in- vited. Call Laurie Young, 232-6434, for information of both these events. Passover Preparations will be covered by Rabbi Rich at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, in a private home on Mercer Island. Call 232-8139 for directions or Religion briefs On the spiritual basis of family can embrace the qualities that His love provides and accept them for our own qualities such as affection, gence, etc. intuition, intelli- Jean Davis On Religion I learned, too, that God’s love for His children is based upon principle and a deep sense of mo- rality and ethics. His love is not without discipline. We read in Psalms, “God setteth the solitary in families.” When one is with God, he can nev- er be alone, and God provides comfort, love, and support. No matter whether our fami- lies are large or small, near or faraway, just beginning or ma- ture, secure or fragmented, we can feel peace and assurance in knowmg that our place and the places of our dear ones in God’s universal family are intact, safe, and in God’s keeping. Jean Davis, member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mer- cer Island, is a member of the Mercer Island Clergy Associa tion. more information. Chava Alberstein, “Israel's Leading Lady of Song,” will ap- pear in the final program of the 1994 Cultural Arts Series present- ed jointly by Temple B’nai Torah and Herzl-Ner Tamid Conserva- tive Congregation. Chava has re- corded 40 albums and performed in concert halls worldwide, in- cluding Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Place des Arts in Mon- treal and the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. Alberstein’s repertoire in- cludes jazz, folk songs, cabaret tunes, children’s songs, and Yid- dish music. The program will be- gin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Herzl-Ner Tamid. Tickets are $15, or $12 for seniors and stu- dents. For information, call 232-8555 or 232-7243. Brandies book sale set The annual book sale spon- sored by Brandies University Na- tional Women’s Committee will be held this week end, March 11-13, at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. The hours will be 9 em. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 9230 em. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 11 am. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Mercer Islanders who will be working at the sale include Linda Kumin, Sari Schnieder, Sara Kap- lan, Lynn Mandel, Susan Price and Shirley Smith. Book sales will be held in many cities throughout the United States with all pro- ceeds benefiting the libraries of Brandeis University. Reporter classified ads work! Call 4534186 RECYCLING YARD WASTE 0 Since I i 312 I i 1.... 986 ’ firs cumms m TOPSOIL ' BARK ' MULCH \Vith purchase of 10 yards 0 Delivered to your home Expires May 31, 1994 0 Railroad Ties 0 Lawn Sod 0 Crushed Rock - Topsoil -.Gravel - Mulches - Concrete Payers - We Der! L- An rea Marc ese The musical group, Cause for Joy, will perform at Farmers New World Life lnsiirance Company March 12. Among the group’s members are (from left) Mike Kaise, Kimberly Cole Nash and Joel Kuni. ’Cause For Joy’ in MI concert By Mary Lou Willison Mercer Island Reporter Cause For Joy, a musical group led by Mike Kaiser of Farmers New World Life Insur- ance Company, will present a free concert for all Mercer Island se- niors and their guests Saturday afternoon, March 12 at Farmers. Mercer Island Senior Adult Services and the Partners In Pride committee at Farmers are co-sponsoring the live music con- cert. Kaiser, called the Lawrence Welk of the group by its mem- bers, will be introducing a variety of musical selections —- polkas, waltzes, country and blues num- bers, and, of course, the classic oldies, including favorites “Five Foot Two,” “Danny Boy,” and “Blue Moon.” Middlebury College in Ver- mont has named Mercer Island students Rainer Holtan III, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ramer Holtan, Jr., and Monica Klein, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Klein, as college scholars for fall term. Rebecca Hess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Hess, was named to the dean’s list. Sara Lynne Sprunger, a fourth year communication, arts and English double major at North Park College of Chicago, was named to the dean’s list for fall semester. Her parents are Steven and Sharon Sprunger. Grant Farmer has earned aca- demic honors for fall term at Northfield Mount Hermon School, x: All are invited SHOWS FOR FRI 3/4 THURS 3/10 NEWMARK CINEMAS :0. Summit! Avenue at linlon 1.11? 157'; . .n'..l a. ..-. In: ATHEWE 10 001. INA. 5‘15. 7:15.915 H 0‘ m0“ m (N (DOLIY) 1:10, 3:6, 550.!mdofl PLAMOITWOICRERS: AWIILHRJWQIYHAQZISJRI 450,731,730... 101!) REALITY-TED '01 DOLE 127.113.). 510725.955 ‘ n v) :7 R CITY CENTRE snows .6171 Ave 5 Union 51 7:2), 050 1m. 9 Z! Us consumerism norm 830 when: 120%“ mum. 1mm: .mm CINERAMA 2100 4111 Ave “30%;, Central at 61h UPTOWN CINEMAS K 51‘ Queen Aww Am North 26‘, it??? 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They decided to expand into some even— ing events, and their first perfor- mance, at Marianwood Care Cen- ter in Issaquah, was so successful that they were soon giving free concerts in many Eastside retire- ment homes and senior centers. The musical group grew from two members to ten, including two more employees at Farmers Kimberly Cole and Joel Kuni. The band now claims members on guitar, percussion, accordian and keyboard, along with vocalists. Kaiser’s 15-year-old son David will make his debut with Cause for Joy playing bass guitar at the Mercer Island concert. All Cause For Joy members volunteer their time, and are re- a college-preparatory school in Northfield, Mass. He is a senior there and a member of the varsity A basketball team and has served as a Student Leader, at position in the residence halls. Grant, whose parents are Merle and Wayne Farmer, has been accepted for early admission to Williams Col- lege. Jocie Slepyan, 14, is serving as Legislative Page in Olympia fora Week and working with Sen. Emi- lio Cantu (R-Mercer Island). Jocie, the daughter of Judith and David Slepyan, is a student at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Ryan Stearns will represent his fraternity, Sigma Nu, in the SOUTHCENTER Ha 4053115 7426100 “all! 01'?! (P013) (DOLBY) M71111 7.00 MI 9701': NORTHGATE 10 lIorlhqrrte Plaza 3113-5600 on DEADLY GRWND not! m TH.“ sen, 7:3, 9.45. m” ') 'LEWIS CLARK R 15820 Pac Hwy 5 RAM ATHE CHASE (PO-13) (DOLEY) 1:10. 3.15, 5:15, 7.15, 920. PLAYINGONTYIOSCREERS: ASUGAR 11111. QIWLIY 1250140313), A 3.6.10, 710.8. 04091 THE 1250, “7,330.1”.qu 350.040 1. REALTY ITES(P6-13)(DCLIY) 1 (11.3 10. 520 7 31. 036 “RS. DOUGTFIRE (M11) (DOLIY 310130. 430, 720. 950 ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE éPo-l I) (WLIY) 1210.260. 1 50, 701,91 827-9000 ICIIIROLER'I LIST R DIGITAL) SWAIN museums: MY) YIZM. . GRAND CINEMAS k 131m Mali Blvd Lid-21536 swarmlmn 150. 120.7(1). 0.5 a THE GRASE(P013)(WLIY)130.3 30. 5.11, 7.5. 950. oAsRREEIJV (PO-13) (DOLBY) 156. 4.30. 7.6, - b‘u 5'17-1748 cu DEADLY GROUND (R) (DOLEY) 1 10, I oo. 7 40. 10W :li‘I’IE GRIP! (PG-13) (DOLBY) 1A5. 4 31.710. REALITY RITE! ('01,) (DOLIY) 200. A M. 7:10, 9 ‘6 3%.“ CHECK (PD) (DOLIY) 2 10, 460. 7 20. IR 711E NAME 07 TRE FATHER (R) (DOLIY) 131, I I5. 75, 10.10 warded with the enthusiasm of the seniors attending their per- formances. Kaiser says concert- goers “always leave with smiles on their faces.” Doors will open at 1:15 p.m., and the concert will be performed from 2 to 4 p.m. at Farmers New World Life Insurance building, 3003 77th Ave. S.E., on Mercer Is- land. The cafeteria will be set up for the event and will be able to seat almost 200 people. There is no charge for the event, and refreshments will be served at intermission. Complimentary tickets are available at the Community Cen- ter and at most senior residences. Transportation can be arranged by calling Rivian Smith at 236-3544. All Mercer Island se- niors as well as their guests are invited to attend. Mr. Greek competition at the Uni- versity of Washington. Currently a senior there, Stearns has also been assisting in the Mercer Is- land High School music depart- ment by teaching percussion class. His parents are Chuck and Sharon Stearns. l‘IiNIIss slltlllll) Ill 111.1111 ()1 \IHIR DAY. \\”I ‘1) I |le It) III .\ mm .0! 1mm li\//I Iii Isl! Amv :nm JAIIIH(1'.I IN‘JIIIH In)! DUI/ll AND. Olll IAIN Wednesday, March 9, 1994 Outreach programs at Farmers By Mary Lou Willison Mercer Island Reporter The upcoming Cause For Joy concert is one of several com- munity outreach programs that Farmers New World Life Insur- ance Company sponsors through its nation-wide Partners In Pride program. In March the annual Half-Marathon here will again be held under the co-spon— sorship of Farmers and the Mer- cer Island Rotary Club. Many employees volunteer their time in Mercer Island schools with tutoring programs set up at Islander Middle School and at West Mercer Elementa- ry. Roger Trepanier, who chairs the local volunteer program committee at Farmers, said, “We’re trying to plan even more outreach programs for school and business partnerships.” Throughout the year Part- ners in Pride sponsors an Adopt— a-Highway clean-up project, works with Special Olympics, and collects clothing and food for those in need, along with fill- ing baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mercercrest Bridge Overall winners of the game held on Tuesday, March 1 were: 1) R. and W. McBurney; 2) M. Chapman — R. Beaudet; 3/4) B. Porad H. Bee; D. Brown — M. Russell; 5) The E. Hellers. Games are held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Congregational Church, Island Crest Way. For partners or other information call 232-4117 Island Bridge Club champion- ship winners for the game held Thursday, March 3: NS 1) Sharon Blalek - Dolly Appelman; 2) Bobbie Rose Tonita Thompson; 3) Dick and Terry Shagrin. EW 1) Ed Mc- Cleary — Dick Yarington; 2) Cliff Marx —— Marie Zeman; 3) Bill Eyman — Bill Breeze. Games are held every Thurs- day at 10 am. at the VFW Hall. Phone Charlotte and Jim Walsh, 232-2635. for partners. nANc: Arno-1c ,, CIRCUIT TRAINING 1O CLASSES FOR ''25! JAZZERCISE can help you GET IN SHAPE or keep you FEELING FIT! E103. you'll have FUN and FEEL TERRIFIC about yourselli Our Introductory prlce Is EASY on your budget. Enrollment Is SIMPI£ you just show up at dass. And, so you can have TIME FOR YOURSELF, childcare Is available at most 6188593. We have CONVENIENT tlmes and loca- tIons so call tor a class schedule. 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