A member sent in a fantastic article about supporting the Church, and our resident poet, a member of the youth group and choir, send me a poem she had written for, and performed at, the groups Church service.
Similarly, an Elder gave me two poems, included in a book to be shared with Church groups. Oddly, it was almost impossible to find the author and poet, the book or even the poems online. Once found, I emailed the author to verify that they were her poems, and that printing them in a Church magazine was indeed allowed.
Fantastically, she replied immediately, more than happy; sharing her poems was her intention, and she was glad that we liked them.
I also had topical items, both sad and happy, which were not submitted. Sadly, the mother of a Church member, and a person who had lived a full and fantastic life, passed away. To announce this, I wrote a small piece about the life she had lived, and the things she had achieved. On a happier note, I was able to share the news of a Church member's 50th birthday, and include a piece about some fundraising I am doing.