From the very first time I met Rev. Betty, I could feel the energy and enthusiasm that became such a vital force for our church. She is a born leader and her presence among us has brought us together and energized our congregation in so many ways! And now, how do we say good-bye? With appreciation for all she has brought to us. With the knowledge that we have been enriched by her words and actions. With happy memories of puppets, laughter, parties and all the fun we have shared. With visions of purple in our dreams. With sadness that we will not have weekly contact, but with gladness knowing that she will be entering a new and exciting stage of her life (and spending less time on those long freeways!)
And although Rev. Betty is the one who has been our minister, we have an equal attachment to the man who calls himself “the minister’s wife”. Tom immediately became an integral part of our church, making connections with each and every one of us. He has a knack for cordially greeting newcomers and integrating them into our midst. We have benefitted from his expertise in financial matters as well as participation on various committees. He’s also a crucial participant at game nights; and no party or friendship dinner would be complete without his legendary brownies!
Although we will greatly miss you both, we send you off with all good wishes and the knowledge and happy anticipation that our paths will continue to cross.