Keeping In Touch

Letters of thanks

The days following Carlene’s home going have been a precious and difficult time, all at the same time. What an extraordinary phenomenon grief is. Like a wave, grief sweeps over us taking our breath then slowly washes over us and then dissipates and you can breathe again. Weeping lasts for a night and joy comes in the morning. It does.  Carlene’s unexpected home going on Thursday evening, March 15, has been followed by an extraordinary outpouring of love and encouragement from so many of our Shenandoah Church Family. We have received so many beautiful notes and cards that have been a source of encouragement.  Thank you again, dear Shenandoah Church Family, for loving on us over the years while we have been part of your Missions Family.  We have been so blessed.  See you at the Finish Line!

With love and appreciation,

Frank Bailey and Mike

Dear Church Family,  We would like to thank you again for the ways that you ministered to our family during Artie's illness and home-going.  You blessed us with food, calls, and hundreds of cards with kind words of encouragement.  Many came to the family visitation at Oakey's to express your love for us.  The funeral was such a sweet reflection of Artie's life and love for our Lord.  Pastor Bob and Pastor Mark added many personal remarks that are cherished.  Pastor Darin made our music play beautifully.  Thank you to the large number who attended the funeral and graveside services.  It meant so much for you to share with us in this way. ~ (03/28/2018)

Claudine Halsey
Bob & Sandra Crawford
David & Cindy Halsey
Dale & Susan Halsey
Zac & Rebekah Hellkamp

Please tell SBC, Sunday School Classes & the students in RVCS that Violet (Vest) looked at her cards over and over to see who sent her one.  She said to tell everyone Thank You Very Much!  You have been very good to her remembering her on her special day!

Larry & Dianne Vest (March 2018)


Birth Announcements

Olivia Ann Jennings - March 12
Great-Granddaughter of Jerry & Lois Ann Hayden

Beau Edward Bailey - April 5
Great-Grandson of Pastor Bob & Amelia Alderman

Church Family Deaths

Larry Shears - April 5
Father of Carla Brogan (Gene)

Duane Lee - April 2
Brother of Darlene Hobbs

Marilyn Meador - March 10
Mother of Steve Meador (Polly)

Walt Merchant - March 9
Son-in-law of Wayne & Pat McGuire

New Members

Sylvia Milota
of Roanoke