Luncheon Honors ACS Volunteers

More than 20 individuals were honored at the Upper Columbia Conference Adventist Community Services (UCC ACS) Appreciation Luncheon. Two of those honorees worked for more than 25 years in their areas of service. Others received five-year and 10-year honor pins.

Attendees had a good time sharing their stories of ministry in their own community while others gleaned ideas they could emulate in their neighborhood. 

“It is so humbling to see the work these volunteers are doing in their community,” says Patty Marsh, UCC ACS director. “These people are truly following the Lord words in Matt. 25:35–36, which says, 'For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'"

If you know of someone in the Upper Columbia Conference who should receive a five-year, 10-year or 25-year ACS honor pin, please email Marsh at

All ACS volunteers should plan to join the ACS National Convention, scheduled for Sept. 7–11, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Please contact Marsh at the email above if you are interested in attending.

Featured in: January 2016


Tamara Michalenko Terry

Upper Columbia Conference children's and women's ministries, Adventist Community Services and Disaster Response assistant director