Melissa Kline, UB staff in Macau
On December 20, Living Stone Church celebrated Christmas by throwing a “birthday party.” For David and me, it was an incredibly special Sunday.

  • An English Language Program student from 8 years ago came with her family, and her son sang in the kids choir.
  • A PV student from 4 years ago came and brought his brother and cousin.
  • Three ladies from the women’s Bible study that has been meeting for 9+ years came along with a couple of their children.

Seeing all of these people in one room at LSC was the most amazing feeling. God does have us here for a reason!

Al Carter resigned as senior pastor of West Pleasant Hill UB church (Rockbridge, Ohio) effective December 31, 2009. He had been the pastor since August 2003.

Rev. Richard Raab, a retired ordained United Brethren minister, passed away at 4:15 pm on Friday, January 1, 2010. The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Sunday, January 3, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm.
Location: Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th Street, Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Phone: (616) 455-9280.
Funeral: Monday, January 4, 11 a.m. Visitation 10-10:45 a.m.
Location: Banner of Christ UB church, 1111 68th Street, Byron Center, MI 49315. Phone: (616) 538-1313.

Dick pastored an Evangelical United Brethren church 1964-1967, and then pastored these four United Brethren churches:

  • 1967-1992: Gaines UB (Caledonia, Mich.)
  • 1992-1996: Shepherd Street UB (Charlotte, Mich.)
  • 1996-1999: Ithaca UB (Ithaca, Mich.)
  • 1999-2007: Richfield Road UB (Flint, Mich.)

Donelle Raab’s adddress is: 1914 Jack Pine Court, Dorr, Michigan 49323.

Dick had requested that any memorials be given to either of these:

  • The Building Fund of Richfield Road United Brethren Church (Flint, Mich.) where they served most recently.
  • The Banner of Christ church (Byron Center, Mich.), where they currently attend.

We learned that Dick Raab, a recently-retired minister in Michigan, passed away January 1, 2010, around 4:15 pm. On November 2, we reported that he had been diagnosed with cancer and given 3-6 months to live. Please remember his wife, Donelle, in your prayers. We’ll post funeral details as they become available.