A reception for the Rev. Loyse Clay, who is moving to St. Louis this month to be with his family, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave.
Sponsors of the reception note the Rev. Clay has served the Great Bend community for many years. He has provided a continuing ministry to persons who are in need. He has led and participated in many worship services. He has supported the work of the community and the soup kitchen.
The community is invited to attend the reception on Sunday to honor him for his service to the church and the community. A card of thanks would also be appreciated.