Thank You from Kentucky
I write to express deepest thanks to the people of Mearns Kirk for a delightful and meaningful day of fun and friend-making on September 25. When I contacted Joe well over a year ago to see if our two churches could make contact in our bicentennial years (yours for your glorious building, ours for the organization of our congregation), I’d hoped maybe we could have a meal together when a group from our church would travel to Scotland in September. What he and the kirk put together far exceeded our hopes. Over 20 folks from your kirk hosted our group the entire day by taking individuals to sites of their choice: famous golf courses; Stirling; Glasgow; Loch Lomond; the Trossachs. At the end of the day you provided an amazingly delicious tea for all of us, accompanied by a tour of your lovely building and a summary of your history. For many of us (myself included), the day was the highlight of our Scottish tour.
Thanks to all of you, and especially your pastor Joe, for the gracious hospitality, food, accompanying, and friendship. We hope we can return the favor whenever any of you may be traveling to the United States and could arrange some time in Kentucky.
Melissa Bane Sevier, Pastor,
Versailles Presbyterian Church