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Twenty Years at Foothills

posted 4 Oct 2018, 19:22 by June Miller, MCA Communications

Twenty Years at Foothills


Foothills Mennonite
marked twenty years of ministry in their congregation by Doug and Rose Klassen with a potluck lunch. Congratulations were received from their children (Danielle, Jana, & Levi), the Mennonite Church Alberta executive (Tim Wiebe-Neufeld), from the previous pastors (Rev. Bill and Helen Kruger), and from international pastoral interns serving at Foothills over the years. On behalf of the congregation Deanna Willms thanked Doug and Rose for their pastoral and music ministries.

Many of Doug's gifts were highlighted, in particular his ability to harness the energies of the congregation, as manifested by shared ministries with MCC in the Generations at Risk project and the birthing of the Foothills Mennonite Guest House. The ongoing ministry of the Guest Home supports family members undergoing treatment at Calgary hospitals. It was a need identified by Doug during his hospital chaplaincy some years ago and became an outreach ministry at Foothills. In characteristic fashion, Doug's sermon on this day was inspired by finding the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary: shingling his roof.

Mike Beriault
FMC Board Chair
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