You are invited to David and Rhonda’s Farewell


While we are predictably sad to say goodbye to David and Rhonda, we want to celebrate the fruitfulness of their time in Basel and thank them for their faithful service to Crossroads International Church of Basel.


Saturday 15th June from 4pm

Drop in anytime from 16h-20h and stay as long as you like!


Klushof Vineyard, Klusstrasse 191, 4147 Aesch We have full access to this private courtyard surrounded by vines and meadows as a beautiful and truly memorable setting for the gathering.

How to get there

There is limited parking at this venue so public transport is advised or perhaps even better: come on your bicycle! If  you come with the car, please follow the instructions of the parking stewards.

Public transport: Bus 65 to stop Pfeffingen, Bergmattenweg then a 1,6 km walk down, or Bus 68 to Neumatt, Aesch and then a 2,1 km level walk.


Drinks and light finger food will be served. There will be several sessions of short tributes and speeches during the farewell event interspersed with lots of time to socialize. The list of those contributing to the speeches is almost finalized, but if you have a strong desire to give a 1-2 minute public message to David and Rhonda at the event, please contact the church office to see if there is space available in the schedule.

Goodwill Messages

We are collecting messages of love and goodwill online which we will compile into a printed book to be given to David and Rhonda at the farewell party. Please add your or your family’s message and photos at this ThankBox link.  Please note: Although the website allows videos to be uploaded, keep in mind that we cannot print out a video! The deadline for messages is Thursday 13th June to allow time for printing. You may share this link with absent friends if you think they also would like to contribute a message for David and Rhonda.


Please, do not bring gifts. This is due to packing and shipping constraints. If you wish to show your love and appreciation with a gift, please contribute financially to the communal gifts that have been arranged. We have organized thoughtful, personal gifts for David and Rhonda which we will present to them at the farewell party. Additionally, we would also like to provide a moving allowance to allow them to ship their personal effects back to Canada and settle into their new lives. We invite you to contribute money towards these gifts. At the farewell event, you may give with cash, TWINT, Google Pay, Apple Pay or card. If you cannot attend the farewell, but would like to contribute to the gifts, you can send money by account transfer to the usual Crossroads bank account details here). Make sure you mark your transfer for David and Rhonda so that your gift is correctly allocated


  • Saturday 15 June, drop in 4pm-8pm
  • Klushof, Klusstrasse 191, Aesch (very limited parking please use other transport)
  • Send goodwill messages via ThankBox for us to print
  • We invite you to contribute towards the gifts that will be presented at the farewell
Upload your farewell message