What a Celebration!
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
— 1 Corinthians 10:31
On the last day of last month, we celebrated 50 years during an evening event at the Fort Worth Convention Center in the ballroom. The event was the culmination of a season of celebration that included a spring breakfast for our outstanding Church staff; efforts by our city, state and national elected officials to mark the milestone with letters, proclamations and even a presentation from the pulpit by Congresswoman Kay Granger; a series of informational inserts in the Sunday bulletins to inform our members about the Foundation’s donors and what their funds have helped accomplish; and Foundation Sunday, when our exquisite FUMC Sanctuary was filled with song as well as words, sermon and prayers to honor the vision of our founders and the spirit of their foresight. That spirit will enable us to carry their commitment of generosity into the future, for generations to come.
And capping it all was an amazing Tuesday evening dinner. We believe the Foundation’s 50th Celebration was a resounding success!
I’d like to concentrate for just a minute on the Five Pillars | Five Decades celebration dinner. We had nearly 400 guests on hand to enjoy great music and food. Nearly a dozen church members took part — on stage and off stage — to present an original nostalgic look back at our history in words and pictures. We had glorious entertainment by renowned pianist Danny Wright. And each guest received a special Journal gift with chapter headings that repeated our five pillars and encapsulated our history. A wonderful time was had by all. We’d like to share with you a look at some pictures from the Celebration. More will be on our website soon.
But of course, none of this would have been possible without the vision of the founders and the many contributors to the Foundation. The Foundation has come a long way in its 50 years. And please, join us as we look forward to the next 50 years.
— Sid Johnston, Executive Director of FMC Foundation