On June 23, 1940, Sidney Orne joined the Broad Cove Church. On June 27, 2010, members of the church honored Sid for his 70 years of membership.

He has led the church in many capacities over the years. In the past few years, as well as being a board of trustees member, he has been the chief chef in the kitchen serving from October through May at the Men’s Breakfasts and then from the end of June through the end of August for the Summer Breakfasts. Both of these breakfasts are open to the public and are very popular. He has been the head of publicity for a number of years, having past experience working for the Courier Gazette before his retirement. He has also shown his carpentry skills by making several things for the church and helping to repair items that were broken.

Over the years, several of his family members have joined the “little church with a big heart” or have attended many of its functions.

Also present at the honoring ceremony were two of his Sunday school teachers, Jeannette Chapman and Thelma Dodge.

All who know Sid know how dedicated he is to his family, home and church.

Congratulations, Sid! Thanks from the members of Broad Cove Church, Cushing, Maine.