Memories from Graduating Seniors
May 11, 2016
Dear Graduating Seniors,
You have given so many gifts for so many years. On behalf of a grateful congregation, thank you. Thank you for the ways you have been ambassadors for the Church. Thank you for scraping and painting houses of persons who could not scrape and paint for themselves. Thank you for nurturing persons with special needs to see and sense unconditional grace and non-judgmental community. Thank you for singing songs of praise and for your presence with a message of love. Thank you for your ministry; we are forever changed by your presence with us.
Together, we are held . . .
In God’s Love,
Dr. Andy Stoker
The time I laughed the hardest was when…
We were on the tour in Georgia and Dana pulled her back and she had to go on some strong meds. She was pretty loopy the rest of the trip! – Juliana (Gigi) Allman
The most emotional time I remember was…
Singing “May the Road Rise” each year and having to say goodbye to the seniors. – Fields Dunston
I do not recall a more emotional time than my brother’s baptism, and how I felt my brother’s faith was now a responsibility that I needed to lead him in and give him an example of someone to look up to. – William Armer
I will never forget the time…
When we were in Chicago on tour and our bus could not pick us up because it got in a wreck and it started hailing and we had to run down to the peer. – Claire Cowie
We had an assignment at school of what our classmates had taught us and someone wrote about me that I had taught them “how to go to church”.– Haley Allen
Casey and I were messing around one evening at the church, and I ended up tripping and breaking my arm. We have been best friends ever since! – Morgan McClinchie
What words of wisdom do you want to leave behind?
Go to all of the Variations practices because the shows and tours are something you really don’t want to miss out on!! – Alison Ward
Don’t be afraid to let yourself be heard; you’re among friends. – Casey Allman
What has FirstChurch meant to you in your life?
FUMC has been a place where I learned traditional values and was able to share experiences with my parents and grandparents. – Brandon Jodie