Here at Utmost United Methodist Church we feel sad. Buck Starr, a faithful member, moved to another state. His company reassigned him. He was one of our quiet disciples. Buck was a member for more than 20 years. The nature of his job kept him from serving an office in the church, but in every way possible, he was faithful.
He and his wife, Caffy, brought doughnuts and made coffee every Sunday morning and put them in the atrium. Buck especially enjoyed inviting children to have a donut hole on their way to Sunday school. Although the young adults had coffee pots and brunch in their own classrooms, the older adults tended to linger around for coffee and catch up with each other.
Major Day whimsically called it an “Organ Recital” as they checked on each other’s health and well-being. Our pastor, Rev. Mostly Wright, said, “What takes place around the coffee pot is more than a caffeine jolt. Our members are showing caring and compassion for each other.”
Shirley Goodness added a welcome table nearby to invite visitors and new members to get to know each other. Although we miss Buck and Caffy, they started a fine thing.
Until next time …
Rhodes Crossing, Ga.