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The Dallas United Methodist Church honored the Rev. Thurston Shumway on his 95th birthday on Jan. 12, 2013. Rev. Shumway is an active member of the church and volunteers at many organizations. He coordinated the VISION program at the church for many years and volunteers regularly at St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen. He works each week on the Sleeping Bag project at the church for the homeless and has also been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He also teaches the adult Sunday school class each week and leads the church service and preaches on Sundays throughout the year. Rev. Shumway retired from the active ministry after 20 years of Christian service. His wife of 65 years, Marguerite, is also an active member of the church and is a former Sunday school superintendent. The Shumways have six children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was presented with a certificate honoring him for his service and a reception was held to congratulate him on his birthday and many years of service.

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