Legacy Service honors eleven John’s Creek Church members

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Legacy service honorees.

On Sunday, May 21, The Forks of John’s Creek Christian Church honored eleven of its current members for their steadfast and longtime legacies of serving Jesus Christ and the Church in a special Legacy Service.


In early March, the Church Board approved honoring these eleven members who had served in varying capacities for thirty or more years. These members were considered the current “rocks” upon which The Forks Church is built.

A Proclamation of Appreciation was drafted and signed by all Board members and an embossed medallion with the Church’s seal was affixed to the Proclamation. A framed copy was read to the congregation by Minister Bill Frazier and the Proclamation will be placed in the Church vestibule for all to see.

Sadly, in late March, just weeks after the Board approved the Legacy Service and the slate of honorees, Mitchell Reynolds passed away. Also, Ina Caldwell was unable to attend, due to health concerns. Her recognition was presented to her at The Oaks in Salem, where she now resides.

Those honored at the Legacy Service were (Front Row) Devonne Reynolds; Anna Fay Helems; Jackie Echols; Luella McDaniel; Donald Caldwell; (Back Row) Bill Ratliff; Bertha Ratliff; A. Dale King; and J. Wayne King.

Roger Huffman, Elder, presented each honoree a signed and embossed copy of the Proclamation of Appreciation, as well as a polished river rock that was engraved with a drawing of the Church on one side and the following Bible verse on the other:

“upon this rock I will build my Church.” Matthew 16:18

The drawing had been completed a number of years ago by Devonne Reynolds. The Board felt it fitting to use a drawing by one of the honorees on the polished river rocks. A brief slideshow shared some of the many Church activities in which these honorees had been involved, and was shown after Preacher Bill’s appropriate message on Leaving a Christian Legacy.

After the Legacy Service, all members and guests were invited to a Fellowship Meal held in honor of the eleven “rocks” of The Forks of John’s Creek Christian Church.

-Submitted by Dale King

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