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    ‘Tis the season for celebrating traditions and making memories

    It’s that time of year where our calendars and hearts are full as we celebrate Christmas traditions around our community. Here are just a few of the things we look forward to about sharing the holidays together at Rolla Presbyterian Manor.Staff and Resident Carry-In DinnerThe staff and resident carry-in dinner is an employee appreciation event that Rolla Presbyterian Manor has every Christmas. Staff and Presbyterian Manor provide food.“This gives the staff a chance to eat and visit w...  Read More...

  • Rolla Presbyterian Manor elves bring Christmas to staff children

    For as long as anyone on staff can remember, Rolla Presbyterian Manor has thrown a Christmas party for the children of all staff that includes cookies, candy, gifts and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.“Santa and Mrs. Claus call each child up to get their picture with them and a gift.   Read More...

  • Secret Santa is coming to town

    Nobody can remember when it started, but Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s Secret Santa tradition continues to spread joy to healthcare residents every December.“We noticed how sad some of our (healthcare) residents were who did not have any family to celebrate Christmas,” said Ann Caudill, executive director. That’s how the idea of the Secret Santa program started. “This way they received a few presents from ‘Santa.’”People within the community either pu...  Read More...

  • He came down . . . and gave us himself.

    Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15, KJV).“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our si...  Read More...

  • Chaplain: Thanksgiving reflections

    All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15, NIV).My first memory of Thanksgiving happened when I was about five. A sheet of plywood had been placed on top of a pool table in the basement. The wood was covered with some type of tablecloth (probably a sheet).   Read More...