Festival of Trees Mt. Vernon

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Tune in to WSIL Morning News from 5-7am tomorrow morning for the Spero Crew to give a live look at Festival of Trees 2019! Don’t forget, the live auction takes place at the preview party tomorrow night 5:30-9, and then the silent auction will continue Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-3.

Pause, Ponder, and Pray

Pause: Breathe in deeply…..breathe out. Breathe in deeply….breathe out.

Ponder: It can be easy sometimes to buy into the illusion of our own unimportance. We may see large companies or organizations, superstars or successful people in our community, and compare ourselves to them, thinking that their fame or material power confirm how little our own lives amount to. But nothing could be further from the truth. Every single one of us matters–tremendously. Our very existence touches numerous people in numerous ways. The world simply could not exist as it does now if you, or any one of us, were not in it. God gifted you with unique talents. You may feel inadequate or ordinary, but you’re not.

Pray: Do you feel like you matter? Talk to God about it….and then give God thanks for your life, for your unique talents.

Pastoral Care Week

This is Pastoral Care Week. We are honored to have our own Spiritual Life Coordinator-Deb Pollex-on campus. We are also blessed to have great relationships with local churches in our area. We thank all the pastoral staff at each and every church that supports our Spero mission!

Spero Volunteer and Donor Appreciation

A few of Spero’s supporters were honored with awards at a dinner last week. We truly appreciate each and every volunteer and donor in our community. It truly takes a village, and we are thankful for ours! The list of winners is below.

Anchor Award-Myra & Charlie Bartlett

Helm Award-Jim & Leah Covey

Lighthouse Award-First United Methodist Church Mt. Vernon

Beacon of Hope-Julie Webb

Spero Counseling and Wellness Center is Expanding!

Our Counseling & Wellness Center is expanding to provide hope, help and healing in more communities. We are currently recruiting Therapists to work in Centralia and Olney. Counselling & Wellness Center is present on social media networks. Visit www.sperofs.org to learn more and apply.

Pause, Ponder and Pray #6

Pause:  Breath in peace…let out anxiety and stress…breathe in calm…let out worry and frustration.

Ponder: We all have to-do lists. Our to-do lists probably don’t include the items in the image. What would our life look like if we included these reminders in our “have to do” list?

Pray: Pick one thing on the list above. Ask God to help you be more intentional about including this in your daily to-do list.