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That’s exactly how Pathway Church wanted the nearly 30 widows and widowers to feel following our annual luncheon in their honor on Saturday afternoon.
“The Bible says we are to take care of widows and widowers,” said Deb Duncan, who coordinated and hosted the event. “We wanted to love on them and stand in the gap with them.”
Many of the guests were driven to the event by volunteers from the church. The dining area featured elegant table cloths, candles, and fall-themed settings. Each visitor also enjoyed cards and candy made by Kathy Adams and Cindie McCoy.
Deb and her husband, Bob, opened the event with a moving welcome. Executive Pastor John Westurn prayed over all in attendance.
When it was time to dig in, dinner was served by “waiters” and “waitresses” decked out in white tops with black slacks. The servers are members of the Crossroads Sunday morning group. Misty Worst also jumped in to join them.
The menu featured chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls — and a violin serenade by Mark Bergfelt. For dessert, the Crossroads group whipped up some tantalizing treats. Following lunch, everyone moved next door for a rousing performance by In Accord.
“They did a great job,” Deb offered. “Everyone really enjoyed the music.”
Just like the rest of the afternoon.
“I think everyone had a wonderful time,” Deb continued. “We wanted our widows and widowers to know they are loved by the Pathway family. We wanted to be a blessing to them.”
“I know it blessed my heart. It really did.”