ACS Appreciation Day

by Tamara Michalenko Terry

Pins were given to honor the many years of service. 

SPOKANE, Wash., November 23, 2015 -- More than 20 individuals were honored at the Upper Columbia Conference Adventist Community Services (UCC ACS) Appreciation Luncheon. Two of those honorees worked for more than 25 years in their area of service. Others received 5-year and 10-year honor pins.

Attendees had a good time sharing their stories of ministry in their own community while others gleaned ideas they could emulate in their neighborhood.

“It is so humbling to see the work these volunteers are doing in their community,” Patty Marsh, UCC ACS Director, said. “These people are truly following the Lord words in Matthew 25:35, 36 which says: “For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’”

If you know of someone in the Upper Columbia Conference who should receive a 5-year, 10-year or 25-year ACS honor pin, please email Patty Marsh, UCC ACS Director, at

All ACS volunteers should plan to join the ACS National Convention scheduled for September 7-11, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Please contact Patty Marsh at the email above if you are interested in attending.