The Asbury District of the Memphis Annual Conference will host its annual Laity Celebration on Sunday, Aug, 19 at 3 p.m. at Bartlett UMC. Superintendent Sandra Clay will recognize Unsung Heroes and Heroines from each local church within the context of worship.

Christ Church’s 2012 unsung hero award recipient is Mrs. Pat Coe.

Many of you will recognize her smiling face here to greet people on Sunday mornings before the 9:45 service. That is only one of Pat’s volunteer jobs at Christ Church. She is a member of the Amazing Grace Sunday School Class, Prayer Room Volunteer, UMW board member and Joy Circle member. She is very active in Emmaus, Kairos Outside and Kairos Torch ministries. She has served on various teams in many capacities. Probably the most taxing and appreciated volunteer position in recent years is as our own Lamppost Library Director. Pat was asked to serve on the Library Committee as chair, something she had never done before. Little did she know when she took this position that in less than three weeks, with CUMC staff layoffs, she would be in charge of running the library. Pat graciously stepped up and has done a great job for more than three years. She not only had to learn a completely new computer system, but was also in charge of 30 volunteers who help keep the library open today.

If you see Pat in the library, or around church, please be sure to congratulate her. She is very deserving and a humble servant. You are also welcome to attend the Asbury District’s Unsung Hero Recognition/Laity Celebration at Bartlett United Methodist Church, 5676 Stage Rd. The worship service includes a challenging message from a dedicated lay person within the Asbury District and Holy Communion. For the offering, individuals/groups are invited to bring non-perishable food items, school supplies and/or money for school uniforms to be divided between our UM agencies (or agents) that serve Memphis/Shelby County and Tipton County.

Thank you, Pat, for all you do for Christ and Christ Church!

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