I’m a little tired but still in honeymoon mode after a most delightful weekend of church homecoming celebration. We received alumni, including charter member Harold Garwood and his wife Shirley, from Jeffersonville, Indiana. We read mailed-in greetings from others, including former pastor Ron Liesmann. We enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making new connections with people who’ve loved University Baptist over the years. We ate fabulously, worshipped joyfully and honored Rob Drummond for his 20 years of service among us. Shawn Kang and Erika Drummond took lots of video and pictures, some of which are already posted on the church facebook page. More will be added to our website soon.
As is often the case, some of my favorite moments were in the planning. I spent hours with old pictures, reliving my twenty-seven years at UBC, first as member and then on staff. Insofar as I have grown up in ministry, UBC has been my school, the Lord and this congregation my faculty. I’m so grateful for the privilege, and for your patience and good humor when the learning curve was steep. UBC is what my children know of church. You are their village and they are better for it.
Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who worked so hard to make this weekend such an amazing time. Most of all, thank you Fan Hamrick! For service above and beyond what I could ever ask for, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to Carl Briggs, Vicki Pierce and Hope Snodgrass, the Jubilee committee. You are all such busy people and you added nine months of email and jubilee details to your already too long to-do lists. Thank you to everyone who prepped, cleaned, gardened, set up, took down, drove, shopped, invited, corrected, photoed, video-taped, edited, rehearsed, gave money, prayed and a thousand other things I don’t even know about. It was all to produce a wonderful weekend that will no doubt work in us and in our life together for years to come.
~ peace & prayers,