Thursday, September 25, 2014

volunteers of the week RUSS and MICHELLE KASEY

This week we honor Russ and Michelle Kasey as The Community Fellowship’s Volunteer’s of the Week!


Russ and Michelle Kasey have been a part of The Community Fellowship family since the church began, and this week we say a huge THANK YOU as they prepare to move to Wilmington, North Carolina.  Russ and Michelle have worked and volunteered in a number of ministries. 


Michelle served as our Dream Center’s bookkeeper for several years.  She also was instrumental in being a strong role model for many of our Community Service workers.  Michelle consistently went the extra mile with them by inviting them on her family outings and being genuinely concerned about their safety, choices and well-being.  Many of these young people had not had the experience of being held accountable or of being in positive settings until she graciously included them in hers.


Other ministries Michelle has served in include our 2nd Saturday Meal, assisting with the offering on Sundays, serving in the Nursery and doing Administrative work within the church and The Community Dream Center.


Michelle also lead our back2school Ministry for several years and oversaw the organizing, planning and operation of it so that the children being blessed felt special and cared about on the day they arrived to get their new shoes, socks, book bags, haircuts and clothes.


Russ has been the leader of our Worship Team, though he sees himself more as a “Band Director”.  On Sunday mornings Russ leads the church in praise and song. 


Seeing himself more in a behind the scenes capacity, Russ has worked in many of our back2school Ministries doing the necessary, and often unseen, jobs that ensure the success of the events.  He also did many renovations on our present church building helping to make it into our place of fellowship and worship that we now enjoy.  


Russ and Michelle enjoy boating, the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mt. Airy, getting together with friends and neighbors and especially spending time with their grandchildren Mia and Jaden.   


A favorite Scripture for Michelle is Philippians 4:6-7Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”


A favorite Scripture for Russ is Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God, I will be exhalted among all the nations and the earth.”


We are honored to recognize Russ and Michelle Kasey as our Volunteers of the Week.  Thank you both for over seven years of leading, serving and sharing with us, and others, whose lives you have dearly touched, blessed and enriched through knowing you. You will be missed, and your church family is grateful for the difference you have made in our lives and in the lives of many other people too.  We love you!


NOTE: please help us honor Russ and Michelle by bringing a card for them this coming Sunday to worship with you.



*** for more information about The Community Fellowship or Dream Center call 276-647-8231 or email  To give online click on this link  ***

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