May God’s love
surround you in this 2012 Christmas
may you and yours be surrounded with hope,
peace, joy, and love.
We are so
grateful this year for all our blessings: home, family, love,
friends, and our health. We hope that during this season you
sense the blessings of God, family, and friends. And if the
holidays are difficult for you, we pray that you know the
blessing of a shoulder to cry on or someone to listen.
OH! We've gone and done it. This year we're only releasing
a digital edition of the Moore Messenger. For folks who
like to have a paper version in their hand, it's still
available as a printable pdf.
But… For folks who like to have it arrive
in their home postal boxes. . . we're not doing that.
OH! Marianne is the first professional actor
in the family. She recently appeared as the Usherette in the Wit
production of The
Rocky Horror Show in Denver. Cassie and Kirk got to see the
fantastic production on Halloween night. She's also
enrolled at the Pima
Medical Institute in Denver and is well on her way to
becoming a Dental Assistant. After 2 years as a nanny, she now works as a server (we say
But… Now she's going to be asking everyone
if they brushed and flossed. (and tipped)
Matthew spent the
summer as the lead male vocalist in the Six Flags
Chicago production of Pop Fusion. The family got season tickets
and got to see the show many times! And now back at Belmont for his Sophomore
year, he's in a popular and extraordinary vocal
ensemble called Company.
He and a roommate have moved off campus to a small house in a Nashville
But… They have one room devoted to the music field - complete with
sound boards, drums, and incredible speakers. The neighbors must
OH! Andrew lives and
breathes music. He's active in the Classics Show choir, Those Guys A
Chamber Choir, The A Capella
Underground, and the Church
youth praise band. He also spends time as a vocal and
instrumental arranger and playing impromptu piano songs with perfect chord
progressions for Cassie's ear.
But… He has 6 rehearsals a week and still
has to get a ride from Mom or Dad.
OH! Cassie continues
the Faculty at Waubonsee
Community College in Interpreter
Training and Sign Language. Her mom, Mary Anne (Marianne's name sake) turned
70 and got re-married to Ron Cope on the same day! It was a big
In April, Cassie finally got the midnight blue car she's been
wanting for 20 years. It's a 2012 Toyota
Corolla S, and it's beautiful.
But… Soon after getting the car, someone hit her rear bumper,
requiring a visit to body shop.
OH! Kirk started a new job as
the pastor of St.
Paul's United Church of Christ in Downers Grove, IL. He's back in his hometown at an open
and affirming congregation.
Through the first 8 months, he's realized that this is a congregation
he can stay at for years to come. But… There's no
but. Things are going wonderfully and he's thrilled with the new call.
OH! Kirk and Cassie celebrated their 25th anniversary with a
Las Vegas. They spent time in casinos, saw some great
shows, took in the night life, and even spent a day
visiting the Grand Canyon.
But… They also spent their first afternoon
and evening in Sin City taking a nap.