Monday, October 19, 2009

"First Responder's Sunday"

Have I mentioned before how much I love our church? It has been such a blessing to us on so many different levels, and yesterday was no exception.

Every couple years they honor all the first responder's of our community with a "First Responder's Sunday." They/We invite, invite, invite as many EMT's, firemen, and police officers as we can for a powerful message, a catered lunch, and a chance to represent their departments with vehicle/equipment displays. It's a great time for the children to see all the different types of emergency vehicles used in their community, and to get to know the men and women who have trained to help them in the event of an emergency.

Sorry this picture is so dark and grainy, but I wanted a picture of the color guard and pledges during the morning service.

My wonderful husband talking to the children in front of his department's police vehicle.

The life-flight helicopter made a special landing for us.

There was a delicious catered lunch of Texas BBQ for all the first responders and their families.

My husband with our special speaker, Mr. Emery Esse. This gentleman was a Detroit SWAT member and has an amazing testimony. He gave a most powerful message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ from being a Shiite Muslim!!!
The gentleman on the right is our Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Raymond Barber.

Modeling his sheriff's badge.

Getting his fingerprints scanned for his child safety ID.


Amy said...

What a great idea! I'll have to bring this up at our next church staff meeting... we're always looking for ways to reach the community. Tell your hubby thanks for all he does!

Laura said...

I also think this is a great way to let your Rescue/Responders know they are very much
appreciated, and it reminds everyone how important these people are! A truly great outreach!