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JAN

20

SUN
CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Family Game Night & Tacos
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us for Family Game Night (here at St. Andrew’s) on Sunday, January 20th 4:00pm
Education Committee will be providing Tacos and all the fixings. Please bring a dessert to share.
JAN

22

TUE
Quilters Ministry
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Quilters Ministry - The quilting ministry at St. Andrew's exists primarily to provide comfort quilts to those seeking spiritual comfort in their lives. The quilters meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10am - 2pm (Jan. 22 is the next meeting) - with a potluck lunch at noon. Ideas, projects, enthusiasm, and fellowship are shared by all. All are welcome and no skill or experience is necessary
JAN

23

WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
JAN

26

SAT
St. Benedict’s Community Dinner
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. Benedict’s Community Dinner – Saturday, January 26th @ 3:00 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. We serve a hot meal for the homeless and low-income people in our community.
JAN

27

SUN
CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEB

03

SUN
CELEBRATION EARLY WORSHIP
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Search
What is a Peanut Allergy?

What is a Peanut Allergy?

~By Jessica Kenny

Because my family is immersed in this peanut and tree nut free environment, I tend to forget that not everyone knows what food allergies are.  I have found that the more information you have about it, the safer my kids are, and the less fear you may have. 

What is a food allergy?  A food allergy is when the body thinks it has come in contact with a really bad germ (a protein molecule) and tries to protect the body by shutting its systems down.  It’s the antibodies that really attack the body and this is why food allergies can be so severe.  In the most severe cases anaphylaxis sets in.  In my son this presents as a very severe asthma attack and he stops breathing.  Others can have a heart attack or a sever loss of blood pressure.  My daughter starts vomiting violently. 

The only way to prevent this is to keep the food away from the person with the allergies. If I cook at a house that I know has nuts, or if I have any doubts, I have a series of steps I take.

1. I put everything that might contaminate the food far-far away.  (Up in a cabinet where it will not be anywhere near the food).  Cross-contamination is a serious threat to “safe” foods.  This is why I almost never let my kids eat homemade food, even if someone tells me there aren’t peanuts or nuts IN the food.

2. I clean everything the food is going to touch with soap and water including my hands, cutting boards, plates and utensils.  Soap binds to the food and oil particles and washes it down the sink with the water.  Sanitizer does NOT do this. Sanitizer only kills germs. 

3. I read every label.  I read all the ingredients and the allergy warning.  If the ingredients have no nuts or peanuts, and the allergy warning says nothing about peanuts or tree nuts it is usually ok. If my “sixth sense” starts ringing about anything, I do not use it. 

As long as I follow these 3 steps I know my kids will be safe. If you have any questions about how you can help make the church a safe place for people with food allergies please stop me and ask or email me at jkennyfamily@msn.com

 

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