A collection of Christian themed books has been donated to St. Nicholas by Marcia Ferguson Brown, mother of Linda Gustashaw. Though she died in 2006, Marcia had visited with members of St. Nicholas at a picnic held at Callaway Gardens in the earliest years of the church. A fervent believer in church libraries, she earmarked a portion of her collection for St. Nicholas. After raising eight children, Marcia became Church Administrator at Grace Episcopal Church in Ocala, Florida and later became the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, in Orlando. She was a lifelong member of Daughters of the King and was honored for her dedicated service in 2004. During her tenure, Marcia served as President of the Diocese of Central Florida’s chapter and as their Provincial Representative to the National Council, and was later elected to the National Council of Daughters of the King. In addition, Marcia had an active lay-ministry and was beloved by those who sought solace through her.
With this gracious donation, we need someone who would be willing to go through the books and organize them in a way that is easily accessible for the congregation. We have a limited number of bookshelves, as well, so we will need someone to go through the books that are here and determine which ones to keep and which ones to donate to another library.
If you have some time to commit to this project (which would only take a day’s work at most), please call Fr. Jeff.