Woodland Member Ministers with a Hug and a Smile

Always with a hug and a smile, Kathy Smith of Woodland, Wash., greets people as they come through the church door. A nurse for many years, Smith is willing to give her time and help to others, and church greeting is just one of her areas of lay ministry.

Now retired, Smith helps out at the senior dinner and sends birthday cards to members of her church, as well as letters of encouragement to people who are going through hard times. She visits her neighbors and friends on a regular basis as well.

With her helpful spirit, Smith serves as a potent reminder that each person at every age can find a place in ministry to others.

April 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference