Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Step Into The Pulpit ...

WOW! Unbelievable ... but TRUE!

Check out this link on what happened to a Pastor in Tulsa, OK recently. Who said preaching is a safe vocation to enter into? Jesus didn't, did He?

Monday, November 28, 2005

Colleen's Grandmother's services

Thank you to so many who have responded with condolences! As mentioned, here are the details regarding Freda Kimmick's funeral services:

Viewing - Friday, December 2, 5-9 pm at Reardon Mortuary (2636 Sycamore) in Simi Valley (just north of the 118 Freeway).

Funeral service - Saturday, December 3, 10 am at Simi Valley United Methodist Church (corner of Erringer & Cochran).

Burial immediately following at Simi Valley Public Cemetery (1461 Thompson Lane), located on the west boundary of Rancho Simi Park (Erringer & Royal).

A gathering happens immediately following and location information will be available at the funeral.

Any other questions, feel free to ask.


Pastor Paul

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Colleen's Grandmother

Some are aware that two weeks ago, Colleen's grandmother, Freda Kimmick, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that more commonly strikes elderly people. With the disease termed "uncontrollable" and the treatment coined "miserable", she chose to deny treatment and be made as comfortable as possible. The last two weeks were joyously filled with many family surrounding her and discussions and memories well shared. At about 2:30 this morning, she passed away very peacefully at home.

Please forgive the impersonal nature of this form of communication, but it is the quickest and easiest way we know how to get the news to you. Thank you to those who already knew of Grandma Freda's illness and had been praying. A Ventura County and Simi Valley pioneer from the Ecroyd family, Grandma Freda lived a very full life and enters heaven at 86 years old. She and her husband, Bill, were very active members of the Simi Valley United Methodist Church.

Memorial services are pending. I will send another email with those details when they are available for any who may have known her and would want them.

I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with the treasure of family and friends, and wish you a wonderful week!

Celebrating life (and the 28th day till Christmas!!),

Pastor Paul