See the invitation below to our 80th Anniversary Celebration in September. We urge you to celebrate this marvelous event with us, if not in person certainly in prayer and thanksgiving.
We’re excited about each year that God continues to preserve his church; but are blessed that we still have four charter members here on earth with us as we reach another milestone. Esther (Lawrence) Stutzman, her brother Walter “Bud” Lawrence, Stella (Reppert) Callison and Thelma (Lawrence) Hopkins are to be honored for their contribution in starting Bayshore Friends Church and dedicating themselves to it’s early growth. Esther Stutzman and Stella Callison live locally and Esther will be in attendance at the event. Bud Lawrence lives in Arkansas City, KS; Thelma Hopkins the eldest of the group at 96, lives in Sparks, Nevada. Also to be honored for her part in preserving the church is Mary Alice (Selleck) Beaty, honorary charter member and daughter of our first pastor, Harold Selleck. She is still an active member of the church, overseeing Spiritual Life and playing the organ each week with the Praise Team.
– Donna Maples, Administrator-Bayshore Friends Church