Faith in Action: Road Trip to Waco

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Last Tuesday I filled my car with passengers with a huge desire to go to Waco, Texas. While it seems like that statement would only apply to a Baylor football game or maybe a shopping trip to Magnolia Market, I’m not interested in either. What did attract this carload of enthusiasts to Waco was the service of ordination for our very own Rev. Casey Orr. The annual conference for our Central Texas Conference was held in Waco this year, so it made for a prime road trip opportunity. During this meaningful service, Casey was ordained as a deacon in full connection. Dr. Tim Bruster and Casey’s mentor, Rev. Donna McKee, stepped forward with her as she received the blessing from Bishop Lowry. It is customary for supporters of each ordained minister to stand while they receive their blessing, and Casey had a very large group of us to stand and show our support for her ministry. One of my favorite moments followed the service when we all got to greet and congratulate Casey. Two of my passengers, Beverly and Lamar Smith, are especially big fans of Casey, and she adores them as well. It was so special to watch them greet one another. Our excursion was a late night, but with the assistance of a few cookies, we lured Lamar back into the car and enjoyed cookies and conversation all the way back to Fort Worth. Congratulations, Casey, we are so proud of you!

Roger Partridge
Director of Stewardship

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