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Bob & Lois Montgomery
2015-07-20, 19:53

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.’


Different things are right at different times of your life. There are seasons of change.


For the past 60 years, Lois and I have been members of over 20 different churches or Air Force chapels. The Lord has exposed us to various different worship services and provided many great preachers who taught Jesus Christ from the pulpit. So, when we heard that Glencroft was starting the Community of Faith church January 1 2014, we decided that this was a season of change for us and traded our 25 mile round trip on Sunday mornings for a nice leisurely stroll across campus.


What did we find? What have we found every Sunday since? We found a fantastic worship service to our Lord. We found the truth of God emanating from the pulpit, taught in a fabulous way. We went away many Sundays saying we never knew that verse or that passage of scripture said that. Our minds and hearts never strayed away because of the scholarly and enthusiastic teaching.


The teaching was augmented by bulletin inserts and visual presentations which greatly enhanced our receiving the word of God from the sermon. We found the words and music of the great hymns of faith a wonderful way for God to speak to us. Special music was varied, always showing a dedication to the Lord.


Fellowship abounded before and after the worship services. I hugged a neighbor I just used to say hello to in passing. There was a feeling of community with fellow believers/Christ followers. God’s joy and happiness shined on people’s faces.


There was a willing, enthusiastic participation by residents and staff in volunteering to do the many aspects of a worship service.


We are very grateful to God for the provision He has made with the Community of Faith at Glencroft church at this season of change.


Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.’


Different things are right at different times of your life. There are seasons of change.


For the past 60 years, Lois and I have been members of over 20 different churches or Air Force chapels. The Lord has exposed us to various different worship services and provided many great preachers who taught Jesus Christ from the pulpit. So, when we heard that Glencroft was starting the Community of Faith church January 1 2014, we decided that this was a season of change for us and traded our 25 mile round trip on Sunday mornings for a nice leisurely stroll across campus.


What did we find? What have we found every Sunday since? We found a fantastic worship service to our Lord. We found the truth of God emanating from the pulpit, taught in a fabulous way. We went away many Sundays saying we never knew that verse or that passage of scripture said that. Our minds and hearts never strayed away because of the scholarly and enthusiastic teaching.


The teaching was augmented by bulletin inserts and visual presentations which greatly enhanced our receiving the word of God from the sermon. We found the words and music of the great hymns of faith a wonderful way for God to speak to us. Special music was varied, always showing a dedication to the Lord.


Fellowship abounded before and after the worship services. I hugged a neighbor I just used to say hello to in passing. There was a feeling of community with fellow believers/Christ followers. God’s joy and happiness shined on people’s faces.


There was a willing, enthusiastic participation by residents and staff in volunteering to do the many aspects of a worship service.


We are very grateful to God for the provision He has made with the Community of Faith at Glencroft church at this season of change.

Lois & Bob Montgomery

Sue
2015-06-23, 16:09

Dear Sarah's Place Caregivers:
Watching a family member or loved one come to the end of their life is hard. Seeing them change from what they were to something indescribable through Alzheimer's is especially difficult. We remember the vibrant, caring, loving, supportive person that they were is sad.


I can't begin to tell you how lucky Violet was to be in your care. It wasn't long before she said, "this is a great place to be. Everyone is so friendly and the surroundings are beautiful." She soon stopped talking about going home, and began to call Sarah's Place "my home."


Choosing to go into this profession is truly awesome. Often as I would leave Violet, I left in tears. I could not have been as loving as you without being in tears. You guys acted like she was true family to you. You were so caring and compassionate that she truly felt your love.


Thank you so much for everything you did for and with Violet. Never once did she complain about her care or her care givers. And when she was able to play the organ and piano, thank you for your patience when it happened in the middle of the night!


Your constant love and patience will always be remembered, not only by her family and friends, but by her.


"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." ... Robert Frost. I can't tell you what his thoughts were when he wrote this, but to me it is you. Many other occupations were in your sight, but you chose to choose caring for the sick and disabled. What a blessing for those many people. Thank you so much!

Mary Crang
2015-05-14, 17:46

Dear Sir or Madam:
I would like to express my great appreciation for the excellent care the staff on the second floor at Providence center and those in Joshua Tree had for my father, William E Bidleman who resided in your facility for the past eight months. My family and I feel blessed to have stumbled upon Glencroft, when we were in such vital need to find a place for both my mother and father. Our parents had been residing in a different assisted living center in the Phoenix area where we were told that they could spend the rest of their living days together with continuity of care. That facility, however, changed financial hands several times, and eight months ago we were told our father was in too poor of physical health for them to care for him. We so much wanted to keep our parents together in a facility that would permit them to have continued contact along with good nursing care. We are happy to say we found this at Glencroft. Dad was in Joshua Tree for less than a month before being moved to the second floor in the Providence Center. We were very satisfied with the care given to dad at Joshua Tree, and found that the nursing care on the second floor of Providence was equal if not better due to his needs. Dad received very loving and attentive care from the caregivers during his stay on the second floor. Great individuals, such as Tammy, helped dad with his feedings; Nurses Stacy, Lamin and Danika helped with his nursing care and never hesitated to answer any questions asked of them by family members –visiting or on the phone. When one of us called or had any concerns, they always stopped what they were doing, within reason, and found the answer or followed up by returning our call. Henok - his compassion could be seen in his work. He would gently pick up my father to place him back in bed when he wanted more rest. Staff always took time to talk with my father and the other Over the past several weeks, when family members had to leave my dad’s side - just for a few minutes, a nurse or aide would be in checking-up on his care, On my dad’s last days Lynette, one of the aids, came-in and spent time reading some of the comfort passages taken from the Bible aloud to my father. When we returned to the room, we found her reading out loud these Bible passages as if he was completely coherent. It brought tears to my brother’s eyes to know someone cared so much to take time out of their busy day to give personal care for an individual in their last hours. My family as a whole cannot say enough good things about Glencroft. We are blessed to have found this wonderful place with such loving and caring staff. We will continue to verbalize our delight throughout the Phoenix Valley and at other places throughout the United States Thank you for having a nursing facility that is dedicated to caring for those who cannot care for themselves.