Benefit Dinner PHOTOS June 5
Dinners and Money
Bring Relationships in Focus
Jesse Stroup, Director of Spiritual Care
All who attended the 9th Lifeline Benefit Dinner are
connected in some way to serving the seriously ill.
Our hearts have heard the voice of Jesus, When
you did it unto the least of these my brothers, you
did it to me. At dinners, hosts are concerned
that guests are seated in the best possible place, that
they enjoy the meal and the program. Both guests and
hosts hope that their hearts are stirred to give more
and be like Jesus who helps us to focus with
words like this: Where your treasure is, there
your heart will be also. What is said at the table
and what is seen in the room builds or detracts from
our relationships, our hopes, and desires. Both guests
and hosts run risks. Choosing to be vulnerable is part
of living in the will of God. Thanks to those who came
and put so much into this Spirit filled evening.
Winston Brown, who has served as an elder at Skillman
Church of Christ, received the Trio Award. Winston loves
to cultivate relationships. The hospital setting is
a good place to exercise this gift. He loves people
and wants others to know the love and grace he has received
from God through Jesus Christ. A four year volunteer
at UT Southwestern Hospital, Winston received his 1,000
hour pin from UT Volunteer Services Department in May.
Winston gives special supportive care to the seriously
ill, which is a distinguishing characteristic of the
Trio Award recipient.
The Max and Gayle Dillard Philanthropy Award is given
to those who continually provide encouragement to Lifeline
Chaplaincy Dallas with ongoing financial support. Additionally,
this award is a special thank you to that same someone
who goes to great length to encourage others to solidify
and expand this unique ministry to hospital patients
and their families. David and Dell Anne Patterson, Dallas
Development Board members, are volunteer chaplains at
Baylor Irving Hospital. David has been visiting for
8 years, and Dell Anne started after her retirement
in 2012. Lifeline has been a part of their lives for
many years as Dell Annes parents, Homer and Betty
Gainer, were highly involved with Lifelines formative
years in Houston. David is a successful business man,
served as the director of Citizens Development Center,
a non profit organization offering work and job
placement for special-needs adults, and he is a realtor.
With great pleasure Max Dillard presented David and
Dell Anne with the Max and Gayle Dillard Philanthropy
The Ladies of Eastridge Church of Christ in Rockwall
received the George Baker Golden Service Award. As Ann
Foster of Parkland Hospital and Jan Cox, a Lifeline
Chaplaincy Board Member said, The Ladies of Eastridge
sew care bags, purchase, and stuff personal care items
for family members who find themselves without anything
at the hospital. Many people and sources help with these
care bags. Lois Halbert accepted the award for the Ladies
of Eastridge Church of Christ.
Amy Stroup, singer and song writer from Nashville,
was the entertainment this year. She and her band played
songs from her CD, The Other Side of Love Sessions.
Their play list included: Hold onto Hope Love, Just
You, Backed into the Corner, Quiet Hearts, Just Takes
a Little, and Redeeming Love. Go to iTunes, or Amystroup.com
to access her music.
Volunteers, supporters, pillow and bag makers, people
of prayer, singers, hosts, and guests; we are all connected
through the One who said, When you did it unto
the least of these my brothers, you did it unto me.
Let us encourage one another to not be afraid and give
our best in the Kingdom of God.
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Information - click on links:
Chaplaincy On The Move! VIDEO
Are The Dallas Volunteers?
Soft Touch Ministry
SERVING GREATER DALLAS AREA
University Medical Center
Regional Medical Plano
Charlton Medical Center
Southwestern (St. Paul & Zale Lipshy)
Affairs Hospital Lancaster