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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,




This Advent I am swept away by the words of a prayer, "give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility."




For many, the time preceding and including the holidays is a challenge. When the pressures of modern society, or the loneliness of companions missed, or concerns for the future become overwhelming, we are asked to put on our armor of light and cast away the darkness. We are granted the grace to do this powerfully by God. And the special thing about light, my friends, is that it affects the world around us. When we put that armor of light on ourselves, we can light the way for others. Isn’t that a beautiful vision of the world?




In this newsletter you will find several ways Dove is putting on the armor of light this Advent. Will you join us in lighting the way in Central Illinois? If you or your organization’s members would like to learn more about supporting Dove’s mission, please reach out to our Volunteer & Community Relations Director, Barb Blakey. Dove, Inc. is only as strong as its member organizations, volunteers and advocates. It is my sincere hope that you will be a part of making our home a community free of human suffering.




I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,




Christine Gregory

Friday, December 2, 2016

Our 2016 Holiday Poem




The holiday season

Comes just once a year,

Bringing in family

From far and from near.



So we cook and we clean

‘til we think we may drop,

An the we clean more,

Could it be we can’t stop?



Then right in the middle

Of all we must do,

We stop! And we gather

With friends, old and new.



For today is the day

To pretend it’s all done,

And to sit back and relax

and just have some fun.



This day is the day

We will celebrate you.

It’s our way to say thanks

for all that you do.



So fill up your plate
With a lot of good food.

Then pull up a seat

And let us set the mood.



Some things we will do

You may have done before,

But rest assured there

are a few surprises in store.



We shall start with a speaker

Ans some music sublime

Play a few games

And just have a good time.



And our wish is that by

Time we are through,

you will know we are thankful

for each one of you!



Thank you so much for another wonderful year of service!

Poem by

Sheryl Whisman

DeWitt County RSVP Coordinator






Check our facebook page for more photos of the fun day!