Jimmie & Cheryl Beasley
Shared Faith, Bountiful Hope,
and Abundant Love
St. Paul’s to us represents shared faith, bountiful hope, and abundant love. We moved here from Texas in 2006, not knowing a single person; in fact, not ever having heard of Murfreesboro. We both were recent early-retirees, and the tranquility and warmth of the ’Boro, was precisely what we sought after living nearly 35 years in the ever-sprawling metroplex of Dallas–Fort Worth. Even with the rapid growth in Murfreesboro, especially in the traffic, that same welcoming and compassionate community of St. Paul’s has weathered the many changes and is, in fact, thriving today.
Our first memory at St. Paul’s is of being greeted by two beautiful ladies at the front door with a bulletin, a hug, and an invitation to sit with them that morning. We still sit with them, though often others sit with us, and we remain the closest of friends. We were already Episcopalians, but that initial welcome was vital for “two strangers in a new land” to becoming a part of the family of God that is St. Paul’s.
We have been involved in many parish ministries. Of all of them, we feel that our participation in Pilgrimage has brought us each closer to God as individuals. Its teachings help continue our personal growth while allowing us the opportunity to support others in their desire to walk in the “Way.”
Jimmie is involved as Usher, Greeter, Reader, in Habitat builds, Pilgrimage, Glory Garden, Hospitality, and has been both Junior and Senior Warden. Cheryl is involved as Greeter, substitute-Usher, substitute-Reader, Pilgrimage, and Glory Garden. She is a former Hospitality Chair and served three years on our Building Committee.
We give to St. Paul’s because we are believers in giving of our time, talent, and treasure, and thus we both pledge and give.
- WORSHIP—11 a.m. service (sometimes others)
- SERVE—Pilgrimage, Usher, Greeter, Lector, Hospitality, Glory Garden, Building Committee, Junior and Senior Warden, and others
- GIVE—We both pledge and give to special offerings and opportunities.
“Grant us, that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.” Luke 1:74-75 RSV