Lights From the Forest
If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God.
Many of our members serve local, national and international organizations with hands-on involvement, board leadership and financial support. Rather than have an “in-house” service/mission committee, thus, we’ve chosen to support our members’ endeavors.
Each month, in our Lights From the Forest feature, we lift up a member whose service organization and efforts will inspire you. Please be in touch with our featured members or Ken Feske to find out more about their area of service, and join them!
A Lasting Legacy: Peter Henning - April 17, 1947 - June 14, 2020
Peter Henning, with his wife Jackie, was a Meals on Wheels driver from 2011 to 2020. Delivering hot meals was a great service, but having a friendly face arrive at home-bound people’s homes was also very important. For many clients, the only people they would see daily are Meals on Wheels drivers — who check on their clients as part of their delivery service.
Being a driver was a great experience for the Hennings; it taught them about getting older, but, as well, they got to have lots of laughs during their clients’ warm receptions.
Meals On Wheels is a nationally known service, but each Meals on Wheels program is autonomous. The Meals on Wheels program here is located at the Sally Griffin Center in Pacific Grove, a particularly robust organization (click to read more about the Center and how to get involved).