News from St. Jude’s By the Sea


St. Jude’s By the Sea in Gulf Shores, AL, had a special event for the snowbirds – a “Pleasure Island Luau!”

Dressed well to host the special event were several members of SJBTSGS. The event included lunch, games, and trying to answer questions about the Gulf Shore area, plus themed island prizes. Among attendees were Rev. Deral Rollings; his wife, Jean; and daughter, Elizabeth. Pictured are Rev. Harold Hoeferkamp and his wife, Ellie.

Another special project underway is a prayer garden adjacent to the church’s main entrance. Rev. Deral Rollings, along with snowbird “associate” member, Rev. Robert Krueger, are pictured in front of the arched entrance. Memorial gifts are given to SJBTSGS from families of members, as well as snowbirds who are considered associate members. The memorials are given in memory of members and snowbird associate members, who are now with the Lord. A tiled mosaic welcomes visitors at the base of the arched entrance. Flowers are being planted in the garden, and there is a bench for people to sit on while spending time in the garden, remembering loved ones.