Dear Friend of University Church:
Grace and peace to you! This year our Congregation is celebrating its centennial and we are excited to honor our 100 year heritage of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ! We would be pleased for you and other friends and former members to join us in the festivities. Please reserve the following dates to celebrate with us.
August 22 10:30 am Worship in Sanctuary
Guest Preacher: Rev. John Heyward
(UUMC pastor 1991-1994)
September 19 10:30 am Worship in Sanctuary
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Thomas Frank
(UUMC pastor 1984-1986)
October 10 10:30 am Worship in Sanctuary
Guest Preacher: Rev. Bruce Davis
(UUMC pastor 1986-1991)
12:00 noon Community Pot luck lunch in Dining Room
1:00 pm Special Music Program in Sanctuary with former Music Directors
We’d like you to help us with a few things to enhance the celebration. First, the Centennial Committee has combed the archives and old church directories to create the mailing list which brings you this letter. We know there are more friends and former members who might like to join us. Please pass this invitation on or send us a letter or e-mail giving us contact information. This is especially important for former Youth Group members who tend to move around the country. You may e-mail the Church Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 863-8055. Also please RSVP a headcount if you are planning to join us for lunch on October 10th.
Second, everyone (whether you can attend the Centennial Celebration or not) is invited to submit greetings, memorable experiences or events in writing to be published in a memorial pamphlet. We are preparing a written history of University Church and we’re interested in hearing from you.
We hope that you will be able to join in our Centennial Celebration. It is a joyful and auspicious occasion. We give thanks to God for the “cloud of witnesses” who, over the past one hundred years, allowed us to survive, adapt and find creative ways to make disciples of Christ. We ask our Lord for guidance, strength, and vision as we move into our second century of ministry here in St. Louis. Come worship and celebrate with us this Fall.
Rev. Jill Sander-Chali Glen and Jean Light
Senior Pastor, University United Methodist Church Co-Chairs, Centennial Committee
University United Methodist Church
6901 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130