Paul Manka

September 4, 2016

After spending our working careers in the Washington, DC area, my wife Carol and I moved to Salem in 2005 to spend our retirement. Not knowing a soul in Salem, we joined various groups to meet people. In October 2011, Carol and I joined this congregation. One of the things we cherish about this congregation is the diversity of beliefs and spiritual practices among the members. Although each of us may have differing views, we accept one another’s beliefs and form a caring community. This congregation is a special part of our lives…
(Originally presented during the January 31, 2016 services as a “Stewardship Moment”.)