From the Pastor’s Desk on July 23

Best Years is a ministry of Grace Presbyterian that provides spiritual, missionary, educational, and social opportunities to people in our community. And, after many years of faithful ministry, Best Years is ending.

I am so proud of this ministry and grateful for the countless volunteers who’ve made it run for so many years. In recent years the programs were opened to all people, but older adults remained a special part of Best Years, and I am humbled by the ways people drove all over town to make sure anyone who wanted a ride could get here. I’ve been amazed at the faithful planning team that put together programs, went to great lengths to decorate tables, and planned thoughtful mission projects.

Even with all of this, the reality is that numbers have dwindled in recent years, and the work required to manage this program is too great. This should not diminish what this ministry has meant to this church and to the individuals who’ve led and participated in it. Instead, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Best Years and thanking God for this incredible ministry.

The final Best Years is on Thursday, August 6. As always, the group gathers at 10 am for mission project. (This group has created countless neck pillows for the Veterans Administration, stuffed animals for the Police force, knitted hats for Cloud Elementary, and many other creations.) There is a program at 11 am and lunch at noon. There’s still time to join in the fun and come to the last meeting. RSVP if you want to eat – otherwise come and join us.

In Christ,

Catherine

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