Impacting Lives One Greeting Card at a Time!
Bill Range started sending birthday cards to our homebound members around eight years ago. He does it because he can no longer come into the church office to help with weekly bulletins like he used to do.
“We don’t have a car anymore,” he explained. “So this is the only way I could do something for the church. I like doing it. It makes people feel good when we remember their special day.”
Bill also sends sympathy cards to members who have lost a loved one, or get well cards to members who are ill.
He buys the cards and the postage on his own, organizes the cards by date months in advance, and sits at his dining room table to do the work. He signs each card, “With love and blessings, Bill and Kay Range, Trinity Church.” He even keeps a journal of the cards he has sent.
The number of cards each month varies. It’s enough to keep him connected to others, and it’s an extension of his life of service.
Members since 1966, which is also the year they married, Bill and Kay came to Trinity from Loysville, Perry County. He worked in public relations and was also a church organist. He would play on Sundays, come home for a quick lunch, and then go to Country Meadows to play for three worship services there.
At Trinity, he sang in the choir for 50 years, plus he coordinated an art display in the Gathering Space, helped Pastor Horner with the purchase of icons, worked in the kitchen, and at one time served on Council and various committees.
With all that he’s done, what does he like most about Trinity?
“I love the people. And I like the way that things are run here. I miss church if we can’t go. Without a car, we have to depend on someone to take us, so Phil and Meg Groff pick us up every Sunday. We’re very grateful,” he said.
“We have a spot in the columbarium, too,” he laughed. “So we’ll be at Trinity forever.”
Want to send birthday cards to Bill and Kay and impact their lives? Bill’s birthday is January 22; Kay’s is October 26. Call the church office for their address.