June K. Berg's Gift of Scholarships to Willow Creek Leadership Summits
- Published on Thursday, 19 May 2011 01:24
- Written by Stanton O. Berg
June K. Berg has been a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church for over 50 years. June was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in January of 1998. For many years June had been a very active loving member of the Redeemer Church. When June's life was taken over by Alzheimer's, her church participation gradually diminished. Finally on March 16th of 2005, June had to be placed in the care of an Alzheimer's facility. After a long, weary and exhausting battle with Alzheimer's that lasted almost 11 years, God finally took June to her heavenly home on 23 October 2008.
TheRedeemer Lutheran Church of Fridley has had a wonderful partnership with Willow Creek Community Church (Barrington, IL) over the years, learning from them and implementing many of the excellent resources that they provide to help other churches make a kingdom impact. They conduct an annul Global Leadership Summit. Many of the Redeemer Lutheran members have participated in these annual leadership summits in the past years.
June’s gift of partial Scholarships to the annual Willow Creek Leadership Summits, is an event that enables June to show her love and God’s love for the members of the Redeemer Lutheran congregation. June’s first participation will be for the 2011 annual Leadership Summit held August 11-12, 2011.
June’s scholarship love gifts are intended for the Redeemer member or members who are economically disadvantaged and would otherwise have difficulty attended the event.
The scholarship fund will be administered by Annette Beseman, the business administrator for Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Leadership Summit Coordinator.
If this event is continued in future years, I know that June would be both honored and thrilled to continue her participation in this wonderful Redeemer educational event.
The website for the Redeemer Lutheran Church can be reached by clicking on the below link:
June and Stan were both appointed as Purple Angel World Dementia Ambassadors (October 2013) for the purpose of promoting world wide awareness of Alzheimer's and the dementia diseases. Such an awareness will in turn promote funding for research to find a cure and to promote proper care practices. June was appointed an honorary Purple Angel Ambassador with Stan as her representative in order to promote her many charitable programs that all have an Alzheimer's and dementia awareness connection. June is the only resident of Heaven to have received this honor...and who actually lives among the Angels...The Purple Angel world headquarters is in Devon, United Kingdom.