Russ & Joy Lowe Good Neighbor Award
St. Paul's United Methodist Church was presented the Russ and Joy Lowe Good Neighbor Award from the Waterloo Neighborhood Coalition on Monday, November 21. They Coalition noted “invaluable support that St. Paul's has given to the neighborhood, and to the community-at-large.” St. Paul's is part of the Waterloo Neighborhood Coalition's history--our church has provided space and hospitality for the Neighborhood Coalition meetings since they began, some ten years ago.
“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Jesus – in the Gospel of Matthew 5:16 - The Bible
Russ & Joy Lowe were active community members in Waterloo who spoke out and demonstrated by their lives that “if you get out there and just get involved you can make a change.” They lived in Waterloo since 1949, and died in 2007 and 2010 respectively. J. Russell was an educator and administrator with the Waterloo Schools. Colleen Joy had worked for three decades as a juvenile parole officer. Both worked in many aspects of community service, and in both their professional and personal lives were crusaders for civil rights and fair housing practices.
Congratulations to these Award Winner at our 50th Celebration!
Also Honored with a Certificate was our Oldest Members: Betty Vaughan, Gerry Wagner, David Grosse, Judy Moore, Mary Strassburg, Harold Getty, Marion Elefsrud and Byron Guernsey.