What a week! Jeffersontown Christian
Preschool will close its doors for the last time on May 20, 2016 after 33 years
of faithful service. It is a sad day for
our church and the community. Based on
an average of 30 graduates each year, I would estimate that more than 1000 children
have benefited from the care and preparation they received while at the
preschool. I am sure they are dozens
more who for various reasons did not complete their two years. At the reception/open house on Sunday, around
250 or so folks came to say thank you to our teachers and reminisce about the
funny things that happen in a 3 and 4 year old preschool.
worship we were fortunate to have most of teachers present to receive the
gratitude of the congregation. Jennifer
Lakin was here for all 33 years, many of which she was director and teacher. She is followed in longevity by: Nancy
Wortley with 17, Lorraine Steele with 15, Vickie DeShazer with 13, Sheila Quire
with 11, Missy Witten with 8, Gail Schimke with 5, and Kim Nalley with 3. It is a testament to this congregation that
all but one of these teachers are members.
Our community and church has been strengthened by their dedication and
passion for educating young children.
What a week! Max Hazell, our former intern and candidate for the ministry
had his final meeting with the Committee on the Ministry Interview Team last
Wednesday where he was approved for ordination into Christian ministry. As his sponsoring congregation, we have the
honor of hosting and participating in his ordination service! He will become the fifth Timothy/Phoebe from
our congregation, joining Phillip Cook, John Opsata, Jennyfer Norvell and Betty
Dawson. It looks like Ben Reece will be
the next one in 2019 followed by Ben Gritton.
Due to scheduling difficulties, Max‘s service of ordination will be
Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 PM. Please
make every effort to be here to witness and participate in the laying on of
hands as we celebrate with him. Max will
be moving very soon to Maryland where he will hopefully be enrolled in an
advanced Clinical Pastoral Education course moving toward credentialed
Chaplaincy. Our prayers and best wishes
for his future go with him on his journey in ministry!
Don’t forget: Saturday, May 14, 2:00 PM!
Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016
by Doug Meister