Delayed Appreciation Delivered
The Billings Church had a delayed celebration of Pastor Appreciation Month due to their pastor, Stephen Carlile, being in quarantine from COVID-19. Carlile has recovered, and his family stayed well, so the congregation surprised them on Sabbath, Nov. 7, 2020, with a special plaque and a card signed by members. The card included "date night" gift cards for dinner, a hot stone massage for Carlile and his wife, and money for child care.
The plaque included words of deep appreciation from the church members: “Our Pastor, you lead our congregation by opening God’s Word, and then you live your life reflecting all we’ve heard. You care for others deeply and lift them up in prayer, and when we face misfortune, we know that you’ll be there. We really love you, Pastor, for everything you do. And we thank God for giving us a Pastor like you.”
The Billings Church is so blessed to have the Carlile family here leading their congregation during these tough and challenging times.