By all measures Faith’s 50th Anniversary Celebration was a success. More than 200 current and former members and attendees participated in our 48-hour event. The weather was great, the music stimulating, the food exceptional, and the Sunday sermon inspiring. Folks lingered over the Sunday noon luncheon tables to continue conversations with “old friends.” But all good things must come to an end.
The good news is that Faith is still observing this important anniversary. The banner on the 22nd Street side of the church continues to welcome all. Inside the sanctuary, the bulletin covers and the anniversary quilt remind us we are a “tree planted by water.” We continue to sing our hymns composed specially for our anniversary by Bret Hesla. Our History Moments (see below) remind us of bold steps our congregation has taken in establishing a witness in the Twin Cities. All of 2011 is our Anniversary Year, not just one weekend.
The Anniversary Committee wishes to thank all who helped with the homecoming weekend. Nearly 100 volunteers made it all possible, showing that an important part of celebrating is working together.
Joan Kreider’s History Moments:
Gifts of the Charter Members
Finding a Geographical Home
Jubilee Shop: Another Leap of Faith
St. Paul Fellowship: Phoenix from the Ashes
Consensus Process and Honeywell Protest
Becoming a Welcoming Congregation
Other 2011 Events