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II II "on Christmas Message 1980 By BISHOP MARK J., HURLEY OF SANTA ROSA" The Feast of Christmas suggests a marvelous blend of belief in the human race without a denial of its failures and follies; of the recognition that life is full both of contradictions as well as promises. Wars and rumors of wars, even to atomic annihilation; cowardly" and craven assassinations of both the famous and the unknown; senseless terrorism and violence against the human person in all its forms from womb to tomb; fifteen million wandering fugees, would seem to' condemn our own era and age as a time for the wholesale practice of a form of human sacrifice, one ascribed only to brute .savages. This dark and ominous side of our history solicits doubt and even despair. But we dare not surrender. Christmas tells us that we should not. state can indeed make Pope John XXIII, with- myrtyrs of helpless nuns or mature wisdom and keen dedicatedpoliticlans; but it insight into the human can never make them condition, begged men to be conformists. For, the brothers, to work for "peace primacy of the spirit over on earth," to cease the mad the state is a fundamental arms rkce, to strive for fact of creation, so sorely justice and charity for all being tested around the men, women, and children, world. "so that man's sojourn on earth might be less sad." The heart of the Christ- mas message is the coming of Christ as Gl-Man. The promise of the Christmas message is that mankind need not surrender to the darker side of its history. It is a promise to all mankind without distinction of race or religion. The promise of Christ- mas, then, recites annually the fact that ma is, in spite of all appearances to the contrary, God-like and destined to return to his Creator. It, is an annual act of faith in the human race! Merry Christmas! ! The Good Word, for Today: Think Each year the coming of the Christ-child affirms the stark fact that a human being is of inf'mite value. The human person is not simply a product of nature but created to the image and likeness of God. Neither is he a creature of the state. The tyrranial Grange holds Christmas annual party Cloverdale Grange 456 held their annual Christ- mas party in the Grange Hall Wednesday eveKmg, December 17, with 62 people attending. Senior Syncopators en- tertained with Orville Burnside directing; plamst was Ester Meyn and band members were: Mr. and Mrs. Montoyac Armand Shadduck, Helen Truitt, Pauline Shadduck, Ruth Godden, Henrietta Ruppert, Vivian Woolridge,. Theresa Tollini, Hazel Zipperlin (age 91) Leola Thompson, Martha Mc- Michael, Helen Cole, Albert Akesson and Charles Edberton on the drums. Irene Kaisi, Verna Wilkerson, and Martba MrMichael decorated the tables with arrangements made by Irene and Vera. Turkeys we cooked to perfection by Cathern Hagan, Viola Mack and Marie Akesson, ham by Leah Noriel. Others brought pot luck. Worthy Master Albert Hagen was chairman in charge, with I.,eah Noriel CWA chairman assisting in planning. Marcella H. Peck, lec- turer, was in charge of program and prepared sacks of candy for all and Grange officers received special prir.es. Santa Clause came with a he he and (he jingling sleigh bells. He gave packages to children present and all in all it was a very pleasant even/rlg. By PHYLLIS 8JOBLOM TEXT: "...what do you think about the Christ? Matt. 22:42. Jesus Himself asked that question, and the answer we find when we' search our hearts is the most important reponse that will ever be required of us. How about it? Do we believe that Jesus,is the Christ? Well, so do demons; and they tremble, but that doesn't save them. (James 2:-19) Do we believe that Jesus is the Christ, but that we have unlimited time to commit ourselves to Him? That'fwst we will have fun partaking of worldly pleasures? Luke 12:20 ought to make us stop and reconsider. '"l"hnu fool. Tonight thy soul is rquired of thee." Do we believe that Jesus is the Christ, but we don't want to invite polsible ridicule so we remain silent about Him? Then Mark 8:38 II I ought to worry us. Jesus there says that whoever is ashamed of Him on earth, He will be ashamed of that one before the Father. Or maybe we haven't given any thought at all as to what we think about the Christ. It is so important that we do. The Bible says that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth as a human being, He died a terrible death, willingly, on the cross to pay for my sins and yours, and that He rose from the tomb and He now sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. He is not a dead idol, but a living Savior. Accept these truths today. Invite Him into your heart andsee the glorious change that will take place in your life. You will fmd great joy in serving Him. You will then be able to answer today,'s text question with a positive, "He'is Jesus!" The Son of God! He bought eternal life for me!" Obituaries Billie Clampitt Services were held Friday, December 19, in Healdsburg for Billie Jean Clampitt, 44, Cloverdale, who died Tuesday, December 16, in a Heald- shurg hospital after a short illness. A native of Chickashay, Oklahoma, Mrs. Clampitt had lived in Sonoma County since 1962. She was a practical nurse. She is survived by her husband, John Clampitt, Cloverdale; sons, Bobby R. Weaver, Jr. and James A. R. Weaver, Clovertale, and Cecil C. Weaver, Soledad; daughters, Maxine P. Minton and .Diana L. Simonini, Cloverdale; Martha J. Adolph, Fresno, and Janet L. Montoya, Washington; mother, Lillle Maddera, Cloverdale; sisters, Betty J. Osborne, Cloverdale; "Maxine Hawkins, Tulare, and Valta M. Davis, Washington; brothers, Kenneth Bates, Graton, and Cecil C. Sellers, U.S. Air Force, and ten grandchildr'e and one great grandchild. Keith Meyn Memorial services for Keith Meyn, 74, were held Tuesday, ]cember 16. He died .Thursday in a Healdshurg hospital after a long illness.  . A native of Washington, he had lived in California and Sonoma County since 1946. He was a forest ranger for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, and a logger. He iS survived by his wife, Esther Meyn, Cloverdale;" his daughter Dorothy MaCPetoYa..Cloverdale; a son, Meyn .Lorton, Virginia, a brother, Nevin Meyn, Walla Walla, Washington; and by six grandchildren and a great grandchild.. Services were in the United Church of over- dale. The Neptune Society was in charge of arrangements. Baha'i Gleanings. " O Friend! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love ,, Baha'u'llah pg.' 23, The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah  Sponsored by the Baha'is of Cloverdale 894-4172, P.O. Box 234. Dean Mossi returns from Samoan mission By DORIS HILL Dean Mossi, who has just completed two years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints (Mormon), arrived home in Cloverdale December 11. He was picked up at the San Francisco airport by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Adams of Cloverdale. , While in Samoa he was assigned to serve in the Samoa Apia Mission. As the language spoken is Samoa, Dean attended the Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah, for eight weeks to learn he basic of tbe language and customs. He was a 1977 graduate of Cloyerdale High School and attended college at Brigham Young UniversRy and then worked for Chuck Allred construction prior to his mission. Dean speaks very highly of the people of Samoa. He had many faith promoting experiences which he shared with members and friends at the LDS Church recently.. He lived in American Samoa and th in Western Samoa on the hack of the island. He spoke of living with the Samoan families, of learning to eat their food, and learning their customs and culture, and more than anything else, he learned to love the people of Samoa. He speaks of their generosity, their love and their genuine faith inGod. Dean spoke of the desire to return to the Samoan Islands someday, but his immediate future plans are to resume working for Chuck Allred Construction and then to attend Brigham Young University in the fall. There are now over 30,000 ,ull-time missionaries 'rving the Mormon Church !oughout the world. As they receive no salary, they Dean Mossi finance their own mission with money they have earned, and with assistance from families. Also serving mission& from the Cloverdaie congregation is EllJer S. Madison Allred in South Carolina; .Elder Gregg Kunde in Iowa; Elder Tim Lee in Portugal; and Sister Jenny Hawk at the Mission Training Center in Provo, prior to her mission in Australia. Baha'is have hope for world peace The Baha'is, followers of Baha'u'llah, prophet and founder of the Baha'i Faith have hope for World peace, inasmuch as they are working continually on it in Baha'i communities throughout the world. Obtienee to the prin- ciples and teachings of Baha'u'llah bTing about a transformation in the in- dividual. He e.hanges undesirable qualities for those that are desirable. When people develop desirable qualities, they become:- loving, grow spiritually and deal justly with others. Individual human beings become united within themselves. When this takes place, all peoples on earth will be unified. One's words need to be in harmony with one's. deeds. Baha'is believe that the acceptance of the Word of God begins the process of transformation. Wtien man is out of touch with God as we witness today, tragedies of every sort surround him. Baha'is see that the chief barrier to the unification of mankind is prejudice. Within the teachings of Baha'u'llah lies a blueprint for building a new world order. It is a way of living that excludes no" one. People of diverse religions, races and nations work together in harmony. As the individual becomes dedicated t playing an active part in this unique Baha'i world order which is being translated into action in Baha'i communities, society is bound to become balanced spiritually and materially. Oneness of mankind is the aim of Baha'is. They are striving to bring about peace, the kingdom of God on earth. They are visualizing mankind as one family and prejudice with its divisiveness obliterated. In an interview with Baha'u'llah, Edward G. Browne of Cambridge University heard these words, "these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the "most Great Peace' shall come..." 'Abdu'l-Baha, son of Baha'u'llah, said, "Religion should unite all hearts, and cause wars and disputes to vanish from the face of the earth." Jesus Christ brought into the world such a spiritual power of love that human nature was changed by the energies released by it. "That ye love one another" became the guide for christian living. A new civilization and education took place. If Jesus Christ had not given all he had for the sake of God, the world would not have been transformed in such a wonderful way. This mysterious power which comes from sacrifice such as Christ made is now again transforming the world. Thr"ri the same Christ' spirit now being released through Baha'u'liah, Peace on Earth will become a reality. For further information regarding the Baha'i Faith, please call 894-4172 or write to P. O. Box 234. J HUMANS ARE HUMAN Once upon a time I was thinking...and I thinking and where thought come from. I didn't answer so I thought instead about beingl..a human being. It was kind of depressing at first. I thought about and how negative they are in their thinking and how *hey cry and complain about things they don't real ter how much they have humans never seem to think have enough and always seem to think they need more. humans even stay awake nights worrying how to get The thoughts went round n' round and I thought "We humans are a negative lot and we are also know for sure we're limited because we know nothing in life is perfect, least of all humans. Thoughts kept right on going, on and on, and I myself again, "If I think that way about other humanS, they can think that way about me, too, because I am being too." I Ihought about that fora while and then began to ask questions such as, "Who am I? .... What am am I here on this earth? .... Am I doing what I want?" doing what I should? .... Should I do what I want or what I should? .... Should I do somthing else?" "why?,, I could tell right away my wonderings were leadin wanderings so..l stopped wondering and I gave "talking to." Yes, I did, I gave myself a talking to that day, tl thought about human beings and, 1o and behold, a The miracle was a discovery, a discovery about beings, being human. On December 25, 1980, we humans will once the birth of a cild, a very special child, born 2,000 years who lived for humans and died for humans, were human, loved them all the same. P.S.: Hope you like the following verse, I humans. Angel of God An Angel of God called out to me Called my name and said, "Consider your foolish ways my child Or your soul will soon be dead!" So I thought about the things I do I pondered both night and day. Wondered how I might improve If I started now today? Bul the Angel of God then spoke to me, "Don't bother your head with how, Just do your best, the best that you can, And your best will show you how!" CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank all our friends for thqir cards prayers and visits during Bert's illness. Christmas. Bert and Trudy Caseday Cloverdale Area Church Directory ANTIO(;N MISSIONARY BAPTIST MISSION &l] ClovPrdale lYd /ASs,on Repre.lt&twP Ken hams Sunday SChOOl 10 a " GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ,Sunday Morn Wor,O Serv*ce MornnQ Worsh,O I1 a m 19Q N CIoverdale Bird SunDay SChOOl E ve,gJ Worsh,o 6 O ' Pastor Norman AA Redeker N,dweek Serv,ce (Tturs I ? O ,n Phone 433 3835 or 894 7330 IAHA't FAITH Fireside AAcet,nqs (tw,(t, Please call for more information' a mOnth  beck Caleodar NEIOHEORNOOO CHURCH Growth GrouDs and or literature of Events for Dates Chr,sfttstrl M,sSeonary All,ante SUCKy Worp Phontt 894 4172 anl Times) 211 Tarman Or,re Eve, Service 8944663 Children's Classes 9:00 m. Piistor: Kam HQover Bible Study (Thursday) 8944532 (Sun. Morns.) Phone 194 3445 CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday B,Ole Study ' 10 a m OAT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday SchOOl 76 Tafma Or,re Sun /IAorn,nl A,'orshl) II a m  lhway I11 Ntorning Worship Mm,ster Iohert W (.hurchdl Sunday Evn,n 6 p m "ev O F H,eter Evg Serv,ce Phone 894 5063 Wtl Evtnn 7 30 b m )hone 194 3107 M,dweek Service (WedneSday) ChurCh PhOne 1194  131 Dtna Street tO I l! 9 o  CHURCH OF GOD PROPHECY Sunday 9 45 a m ' ',, .-. ,,,., ,*. 6 b m PARKSIOE CNEISTIAN CHAPSL Pastor A W Wet 533 West Second St Phone 894 3595 Rev Rch&trd Rdea Phone 894 7e93 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST SUNDAY 3 HOUR BLOCK OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Pr,,.th(d 9 a ,. " 755 Rldvvoo HWy SO Rol,et SO( lety 9 a m Brnch Pre% Claod K Wdhams Primary 9 a m Phone 894 ?032 YoUI' Womon 9 a m Sunday SchOOl 10 a m Sacramt"lt Mt'tll f 10 O a m kteheI OClety Hortemakln 7 30 p m VIIQ ISl TUeS each /th SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH tl775 RedWOOd Hwy S Pastor Dale WOlOlt Phone 1194 570] 9 # SunOay SchOOl AAorn,ng Worship I Even* Serv,ce @J B,ble Study *yer ,W.) :; Da,Sy Pr,ms (Wl} i(li I'" WMC All Lads Welcome (Thurs.) ,_ti SATUROAY .. Sam SChOOl 9 Worshq Set v,ce ..,I Fam,ly Prly/r Feflcm'Ship (Wild.) 7 ] S,ster o Service tSOS) ?r Tuet. ST. PliTell'S CATiiOi.lC CHURCH o4/n LAOY O@ aT. CARMEL Remoo Hwav Se Father I,M,r v Saturly Eveng  i:111 S4my  latin  Dld9 SS IClvd ) Y: Sun,My Mitt (Ctl) ! EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF Sunday Holy Communn 9 a m THE GooD SHEPHERD II? N Main Street Rev Mar v,n Bowers Prtt ,n Charqe Phone g94 5719 450 Heall$burq Aveflue /IAocnttl Wot.sh R   nlt Ktlill Pastor joh Powell Church Trasntn Proarlm 4 I1   OEYSnRVILLE CHRISTIAN CNUnCN Sun ni t Wmi@ It : I.ml Tl NTMm|T CNaCN llly W'I/R I1 210 Geyserville Ave. Church School IIIS a.m. Aq wiWt TN tJHle Pastor James 0. Corner Adult Short Corm 9:]8 dl.m.  OI Cllev@elele Christian Vllilm's Flltllllt I0:00 a.m. : i4-3 Ladtet AI m. FRED YOUNG & COMPANY A..,..c.,, 194-2540 or 433-332# m-m ,,,m, CLOVERDALE BOWL 10 Healdsburg Ave. 894.7996 Pellegrini's CHEVRON SERVICE 206 S. Cloverdale Blvd. iml-3m3 This SINice Available Call 194-3339 THE ENCORE 104 S. Clovordale Blvd. 1194-9944 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE 112 First Street