Deb Smith



I really do not have one story to share but a life of 22 years participating and experiencing the wonderful Christian community of Church of the Resurrection.  Bruce and I came to this church when I was three months pregnant with our younger son, Jeffrey.  What has struck me throughout the 22 years is the thread of caring and compassion of the church members working and sharing with my sons and my family in our faith journey.

 
Through the church activities my sons have participated in - Christmas pageants, church school, youth groups, the PLAYS, mission trips, warm winter nights, loaves and fishes, BREAD camp, Happening and God Squad - they have built lasting friendships with youth and adults, they have reached out to those in need, and they have participated and volunteered in very life-fulfilling activities.
 
Besides having friendships with the kids they grew up with at church, I am always moved when I see them having conversations with many of the adults.  This church gave them the opportunity to have wonderful relationships with people of many ages and to feel comfortable talking with many people.
 
Most of the same activities my sons participated in, I have participated in.  The church has been my center for friendships and a community of commitment and involvement.  With all the craziness in my life, and even at church, I always feel a sense of calm and peace when I come to church to worship.  I always know it is the right place to be and the right place for me.
 
Deb Smith