UMW Award to Gary Beckwith
Congratulations to Gary Beckwith for receiving the United Methodist Women’s 2016 Mission Recognition Award.
The award was presented by Kathie Hackett during the 10 a.m. service on June 5 and recognized Gary for his years of work as a public school and Sunday School teacher, as an artist, a jeweler, and as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He also was recognized for all the unknown, behind-the-scenes work he does for the church, from setting up tables for a special event to creating the frame work for Amazing Grace, the church’s greeting giraffe.
Upon receiving the award, Gary said, “I know how the church works — we all have to lend a hand in one way or another.”
For Gary’s involvement, that has been a lot of hands.