Last Sunday after church I grabbed a burger at Carl’s Jr. before boarding my flight to Freemont, Ohio. Monday lunch was at Whitey’s Diner in Freemont (Billy is the cook there and NO, they don’t serve sourdough in the mid-West…white, wheat or rye only sad to say). You can see a picture of Whitey’s on my Facebook page.
I bring the greetings of many friends of this church family from the conference of churches/missionaries I just returned from in Freemont, Ohio. We stayed near Lake Erie. Ed Lewis sends his greetings. TK sends his greetings. Jack Brown sends his greetings. Bill Katip, President of Grace College, sends his greetings. Bruce Barlow sends his greetings. Dan Allan sends his greetings. Dan & Judy White send their greetings. Pastor Phil Sparling sends his greetings. Tom Julien sends his greetings along with numerous others.
Claudia and I are heading up to the local mountains after church today for this next week and will be at Forest Home Christian Conference Center. Every day is filled with family fun and Scripture input for both kids and adults. Some years a group of you families come with us. Speak with Claudia or myself if you are interested in attending with us in 2018.
Our Grace Brethren leaders awarded the following recognitions at the conference this past week:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Bob Fetterhoff, Wooster, Ohio
EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY AWARD
Dr Randy Smith, Florida
PASTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Pastor Dan White, York, PA
Bob Hetzler is home with us from Momentum Youth Conference. I plan to have Bob share a report with us.
God’s best to you,
Pastor Richard Todd
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
ANYTHING I WANT TO DO
Joyce Faranda works at our Information Center in the church Lobby most Sunday mornings. She is one of the first people that greet you when you enter. Joyce retired from her weekday job after working for almost 40 years. I interviewed Joyce the other Sunday morning and asked her WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW THAT YOU ARE RETIRED? This quote of the week was her answer to my question.