For Pastor Appreciation Month in October, those of us in the Eugene church wrote a note to Pastor Kurt Lang and his wife, Kristi, telling them how much we appreciate and love them.
Using Proverbs 3:27 (“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act,” NIV), Pastor Kurt chose to designate November as Congregation Appreciation Month. On Sabbath, November 11, he began by acknowledging those who had become members of, or transferred their membership to, the Eugene church or General Conference. Next to be acknowledged were all our ministry team leaders, church treasurer, and church secretary. On behalf of the church board, Pastor Kurt and Mary Jean Knoll presented each leader with a card and small gift.
After hearing an encouraging sermon on service, we shared in the baptisms of four in our church family: Frank Phillips, Camrin Cory, Dominic Marshall, and Korah Snodgrass. May they walk with the Lord each day of their lives as He leads and guides them.
— Melva Smith