Obituary for My Dad

KUBISH, AUGUST J. “GUS”, 87, Army Air Force Veteran and pastor, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 12, 2012. He was born on October 13, 1924 in Jackson, Michigan to Henry Julius John and Mary “Ordway” Kubish. On August 23, 1952 he married Eunice in Chicago, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife Eunice; children Ruth Coulson, Sharon (Bob) Howard, Jerrilyn (Tim) Copple, Dan (Debbie) Kubish, Robert (Elease) Kubish, Jimmy Kubish and Kevin Kubish; sisters Ruth Ragonesi, Marjorie (Paul) Inman, Shirley (Carl) Ferguson, brother Richard (Lana) Kubish, Robert (Betty) Kubish, sister Kay (Norman) Kubish-King, and sister-in-law Jeanne Kubish; 27 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gus was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Joy Lynn Kubish; brother Gerald H.; and sisters Mary Cunningham and Barbara Williams.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April, 15 at Heritage Funeral Home, 502 W. Central, Andover. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Chapel at Treerific Landscape, 13594 SW Highway 54, 2.5 miles East of Andover Rd. on Kellogg. Interment will follow at Bruno Township Cemetery, Andover.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gus Kubish Memorial Fund.

Family Time

I hope you were able to be in your place for one of the 5 services this weekend. If you were, you heard a great message about Hope, believing that something good can come out of something bad. Every environment from KidzWorld to The Wire to Hub and the adults in the auditorium are synced up to talk about the same messages from the Bible all throughout the month of April. The presentations were very different but the message was the same this weekend: Whatever happens, remember what Jesus promised. We pray that families will take the opportunity to talk about the messages they heard this weekend together during meals or drive time or even at bedtime. Here are a couple of questions to get you started.

Ask a Kid: When you feel sad, what gives you hope?
Ask a Parent: Have you ever had a time when things didn’t seem to be going well, but later it all worked out?

You can find even more ideas and watch some of the videos we use in KidzWorld by downloading the parent cue app to your mobile device. The cost of the app is $1.99 and it has some awesome tools to help your family start conversations about God.

Don’t forget that next weekend we will celebrate Easter with 6 identical services. They will happen on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 7 at 4 and 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 at 8:45, 10:15 and noon. Invite someone who doesn’t go to church to come and hear about the greatest event in the history of the world next weekend at NewSpring. KidzWorld will be open during ALL SIX SERVICES. The Wire will be open for it’s regular weekend schedule: 4 and 5:30 on Saturday and 10:15 and noon on Sunday.