Editor’s note: Al and Gloria Baird have raised an incredible family and touched multitudes around the world as they served as pillars of faith in our movement since the early 1980s. Let’s join in prayer and express our love as Gloria has passed from this life to her eternal life in the presence of God. If you would like to share words of encouragement, please join the Facebook group Gloria Baird: Honoring a legacy of joy.

Dear friends,

This has been the hardest time of my life, but also the richest. The last week of her life was a gift from God, a miracle in which we have felt that both God and Gloria smiled on us. As to how I am doing, someone suggested a perfect description: “I’m okay, but I’m not okay, and that is okay.”

Here are some of the details of Gloria’s Celebration of Life Memorial:

  • Saturday, July 28th, 1:00pm
  • Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • Reception (by invitation only) following 30 minutes after service
  • Livestream will be available at facebook.com/PhoenixChurchofChrist/

In lieu of flowers, please honor Gloria’s legacy of serving others by donating to the Gloria Baird Memorial Fund.

For those coming in from out of town:

The recommended hotel is Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.

With great love and appreciation,