“FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY … AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY”
“FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE… AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE”
I found in preparing my Blog about Charity that “Charity” and “Love” are interchangeable…
Depending on which edition of the Bible you read.
The greatness of “Charity” and “Love” are explained in the following ways…
*They are important to the welfare of others
*Wider in influence necessary to the happiness of society
*Bind the universe in “Harmony”
*Unites the Creator and the creature
A Confucious Quote also states:
“He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.”
I was given a gift with a quote by Henry Drummond:
“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”
So, it seems pretty international that “Giving to others”…Charity is an act of Love!
I am seeing these “Acts of Charity and Love” in practice at Brunswick Plantation and throughout the community in Brunswick County.
The Brunswick Plantation Ladies Golf Association recently (November 12 ,2012)presented Mason Anderson a plaque Stating:
In Appreciation of your continued support of our “CLOSE TO HOME” Golf Tournament and charity events. Your generosity helped us exceed our $50,000 pledge to Lower Cape Fear Hospice” Life Care Centers building Fund.
The BPLGA held two charity events, raising $21,100, this year. The various events were co-chaired by Mary Ellen Naeker and Evelyn Claus. The first event, A Taste Of Brunswick – Encore, held on June 10 was chaired by Sue Sadlon.
The second event was an annual GOLF TOURNAMENT on September 26. Mason Anderson , President, Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort, and his partners, Jimmy McLamb and Tripp Sloane, donated half of the golf course fees for this event. 167 golfers participated and supported the event through 50/50 chances, raffle tickets, a silent auction and buying mulligans. A MEMORY CIRCLE chaired by Wanda Krasniewicz , offered residents a means to honor loved ones who have passed away with yellow flags placed around the fountain in front of the Brunswick “Plantation” Clubhouse. Additionally, funds were raised for the Hole and cart sponsorships chaired by Everlyn Claus.
SECU Hospice House opened in July. Thanks to everyone at Brunswick Plantation for their contributions! It does “Take a Village”! Brunswick Plantation is a Very Giving Village!
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME…
There are many Acts of Charity by several groups at Brunswick Plantation that include the following:
“BE AN ANGEL CHRISTMAS PARTY” BRUNSWICK Plantation 14th Annual “Be An Angel” Wine and Cheese gathering to BENEFIT BRUNSWICK COUNTY FOSTER CHILDREN 12. 01.2012 Admission is Free and ALL are INVITED! Thanks to the generosity of Brunswick Plantation, Ralph Lilley and his Marine unit last year, we were able to provide gifts to 90 children in foster care. This year there are 125 children in Foster Care ages 1 through 18 years of age, an increase of 30 children mostly due to abuse and neglect by their parents. Toys and games are needed for both boys and girls of all ages. Specific requests have been made for curling irons , hair straighteners, cosmetics, mp-3 players, and Wal-Mart gift cards for teenagers. Monetary gifts are also needed to purchase clothing , as well as bicycles. Gifts can be either wrapped or unwrapped and should be marked for either a boy or girl with their age. MARK YOU CALENDARS FOR DECEMBER 1ST -2pm – 5pm At the Brunswick Please see BP News and Events for more info! Brunswick Plantation has been the largest donator to the Foster Children’s Program in Brunswick County for the last several years…Please let’s all get involved and keep that tradition going!
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS The Brunswick Plantation Bible Study Group will once again be collecting for the children of the workers for Christmas here at Brunswick Plantation. You may drop off your donation at the Facilitator’s Office or to one of the members. Checks can be made out to Brunswick Plantation Bible Study (B.P.B.S.). Any amount you give will be greatly appreciated! Check BP News and Events for more info! Together we can make a difference to make their Christmas a little happier and brighter! The BP Bible Study Group states: “Our neighbors here at Brunswick are the most giving people we know!”
“SOCK IT TO ME” During the month of November, NIS will be collecting crew socks. They will be distributed to Brunswick Agencies to help insure all will be warm this winter. For Your Convenience, there are boxes at the Entrance of the Brunswick House and the Clubhouse! Thanks In Advance for you compassion!
NIS THANK YOU RECEPTION Please join Neighbors In Service for a Merry Hour Thank You Reception on Monday December 3 from 4 -5:30 pm at The Brunswick House. The reception is our way of thanking you for supporting our programs and events which raise funds and items which are donated for local charities. Displays will inform you to whom your donations benefit.