I lead my first mini service at Fox Den this morning. (Fox Den is a retirement community in Sandown). We had 17 residents attend the service and they were very gracious and welcoming to me, the new pastor. My time there today brought back a memory I haven't thought of for a while. When I was a little girl, my mom and dad would stop and pick-up Mr Olsen for church. He was an older gentleman with no family. (I am being kind when I say older as he was really OLD). He would get in the backseat and sit next to me; he smelled of moth balls and after shave. His hand would shake as he rested it on the seat next to me. His hands were time worn with arthritis and age spots. He never said much other then thank you when my dad would help him in and out of the car each week. This was not a huge undertaking for my parents but it certainly was a blessing to Mr Olsen. A simple act of kindness meant the world to an OLD man and left a lasting impression on a little girl. Maybe that's why I enjoyed my time at Fox Den this morning, legacies can start at young ages.
I want to thank Sue, Betty and Al and Wayne for their commitment to Fox Den as their way of serving For Our Community.
This is going to be a fantastic weekend for us at Rock Church Sandown; I hope to see you throughout the weekend. God Bless, Pastor Beth
Please join us at Old Home Day this Saturday
We will be hosting a FREE Pancake Breakfast at the Rec Center from 7-10am
Wear your For Our Community T-shirts
NextGen starts this Sunday at 10am.
Groups for age 4 through High School
We will be taking a special offering for those effected by Hurricane Harvey this Sunday.