"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Friday, February 24, 2012

Grace Grieving 12: Alan and Rita Wignall

More victims of Grace for our Wall of Remembrance:

See WOW and the Uprights (Nov. 22, 2011), my first post about the troubles at Grace. In that post, "Woman of the Word (WOW)" is Rita Wignall.

Alan and Rita Wignall 
Attended GBC since 1974.
Rita led Women’s Bible study for 25 years.  Taught 2 years of kindergarten, 3 years of 5th grade in Sunday School.   Served as a deacon for 30 years, belonged to the Women Action team for 6 years, served as a coordinator for the women’s Bible study for 5 years.  Attended Agape Sunday School class for 36 years.

For Rita and Alan's story, read WOW and the Gestapo (Dec. 6, 2011) and Glimpsing Grace (Dec. 7, 2011). Rita was offered a choice: leave the church or face "severe church discipline." She and Alan chose to leave.

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