This morning we dedicated one of our buildings in memory of our founder, Reverend J. Dean Robinson. Dean had big ideas and a generous heart, so a large sign with his name on it is now on the outside of our building. Friends and family gathered as Dean’s minister, Dr. Tom Pace from St. Luke’s Methodist, dedicated the building.Pictured below are Dean's brother-in-law, sister, son and wife along with Dr. Pace and me.
So today is about honoring those who gave their time to CCSC’s work. None of these people are famous by the world’s standards, but true excellence has little to do with outward signs of success. True excellence is about character, values, and how you treat others.The people I have the privilege of working with – staff, volunteers, funders, clergy – are intentional in living Christ-like lives. So they influence me to be more generous, more forgiving, more open to ways of living that benefit others.
So I ask: who are the people who most influence your life, and if the influences are good, have you ever thanked them for who they are to you?
Remembering these volunteers who died over the previous year:
John Baker Everett Marley
Dorothy Berry Kim McElfresh
Toby Boyer George Nevers
Ben Campbell Rev. Dean Robinson
Kenneth Dorman Dorothy “Sue” Shanklin
Claire Fricke Theo Doris Sobotik
Nancy Elizabeth Garfield Terry Stewart
Harvey Hawkins Vi Stolz
Rev. Harold Heckmann George Stringer
Dan Henley Miles Woodward