Countryside Celebrates An Era of Service
For Barbara Clouse and the Spokane Countryside Church, the setting of the sun one Sabbath marked the end of a legacy of 51 years of ministry in children’s divisions.
Clouse says her interest in Sabbath School work began at the age of 12 when she took her younger brother to Sabbath School at the Spokane Central Church. Her membership at Spokane Linwood Church and later at the Countryside Church would provide the context where over the years she would lead classes from Cradle Roll through Primary ages.
Countryside honored Clouse for her many years of service in a surprise ending to the 13th Sabbath School program. With all the Sabbath School members present, Gary Bartholomew thanked her and told about her years of service. After the song “Thank You,” sung by Phyllis Radu, Clouse was presented with a bluebird music box as a memento. She continues in faithful attendance at Countryside, but no longer takes that turn to go downstairs to the children’s divisions. The Countryside Church is very grateful for the many years of service Clouse has given to the children.