Monday, May 13, 2019

Church 60th Anniversary

My church celebrated its 60th anniversary the first weekend in May 2019 with a special Back Door Coffeehouse featuring many of our international orchestra friends and some exciting music, then a fun day with activities and lunch, then a beautiful worship service and lunch. I have been a member at University Baptist since 1975 and have enjoyed being part of the choir under great directors.
One of the very special things about this service was the altar flowers prepared by Gena Lott. In addition to the live flowers, she had placed photographs on cards on long stems along with a sign saying "Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses." This was a beautiful reminder and tribute to those saints who had been a vital part of the church and who had gone on before. Roy's picture is the one on the far right. There were the Kelleys, the Bullocks, the Dales, the Popes, John Green, Virginia Van Wart, Tom Thoms, Jim Bishop, the Gandys, the Garners, Jane Rey, and many, many more. . . . Precious memories!

These musicians are great entertainers! They played music from Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Cuba. Then on Sunday a string quartet added to the worship music.

To bring some color and warmth to our Fellowship Hall, I was asked to display some of my art quilts. Gena Lott and her committee decorated the tables beautifully, and it was my pleasure to share the quilts to help brighten the room.

East Wall--In the Beginning, Travel Poster, Mississippi Orange Peel

West Wall--Fish Eyes, Crayon Challenge, High Rise

High Rise, 40" x 40"

Crayon Challenge, 52" x 62"

Fish Eyes, 40" x 40"

Mississippi Orange Peel, 48" x 48"

Travel Poster, 48" x 67"

In the Beginning, 35" x 41"