What a blessing it has been these past few weeks to read each new installment of Jill Jenkins’ farewell blogs. If you have not taken the opportunity to read them, I highly recommend you do so. She has reflected on her personal journey, her vocational calling, and the remarkable experiences of the last 20 years of loving and leading our Children’s Ministry at Johns Creek Baptist.
As JCBC prepares to honor Jill on her forthcoming retirement on Sunday, May 17th, I want you to be aware of two ways you can help make that day special.
Here they are…
Sunday, May 17th will be Jill Jenkins Day at Johns Creek Baptist. On that day, we will recognize Jill during worship with a video tribute and the presentation of a gift symbolic of her fruitful ministry among us for so many years.
In keeping with the theme of faithful perseverance, I will preach a sermon entitled, “The Priceless Value of Staying the Course.” Not only will we honor Jill’s own example of discipline and consistency over time, we will also consider the redemptive power of what it means for all of us to learn to steadily put one foot in front of the other through the joys and challenges of our journey.
After worship, we will dismiss to the gymnasium where we will host a reception in Jill’s honor. There will be light refreshments, and an opportunity for you to express your own love and gratitude to Jill on this special day. Your presence will be a great gift to her, and I encourage you to come.
Another way to honor Jill in her retirement is through a financial gift. JCBC members are encouraged to express their gratitude in the form of a love offering.
We ask members to make their contributions directly to JCBC, and place “Children’s Pastor Recognition Fund” in the memo line. Special envelopes are available at church, and one hundred percent of your gift will go to Jill. By contributing through the church, those who wish may receive tax credit. In addition, it gives us an opportunity as a congregation to make one unified expression of love.
You may also make your contribution online.
- Go to jcbc.org.
- Click the “Online Generosity” tab.
- Click the “Click Here To Make One Time Gift” tab.
- Choose “Children’s Pastor Recognition Fund” from “Choose a Fund” dropdown tab.
If you wish to contribute now, you may do so by following this link.
Join us in making “Jill Jenkins Day” a true celebration!
Be present. Be generous.
By God’s good grace,
Johns Creek Baptist Church