Marilyn Driggers received the Laity Award from Central United Methodist Church in Mount Airy on Oct. 4. The Yadkin Valley District of the Western NC Conference recognized all Laity within the conference on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Clemmons UMC.
Special music was provided by the Cherry Street Ensemble on the outside and by Josh Gardner. The speaker was Jane Boatwright Wood, president of The Foundation for Evangelism located in Lake Junaluska Assembly. She spoke of the Great Commission and how we are to tell the stories of Jesus to all the creatures of the world. The afternoon was very uplifting spiritually.
Ninety-seven people were recognized from 61 United Methodist Churches in the District.
Marilyn Driggers has served her church and her community well for many years. She delivers Meals on Wheels every other week, takes people to their doctor’s appointments, does grocery shopping, serves on the Missions Committee, shops for and packs boxes for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for 30 families each year, co-chairs for the Family’s, Food, and Fellowship team, helps with bereavement meals served at the church, shopped for and fixed snacks for the Community Vacation Bible School in July and for Central UMC Vacation Bible School for years, and serves as hostess for Friends Feeding Friends frequently.
She is the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in this world. The tiny pin she received represents untold hours of volunteer effort with no thought of pay back on her behalf.