When your church is over 100 years old, you are responsible for the historic building lasting into the next 100 years. For Pt. Richmond people, First Methodist is a labor of love supported by others in the community. We hold a junktique sale, put on wonderful concerts, make and sell Christmas cookies, hold tea parties and so on. Each event is done with humor, fun sharing times and creativity as well as a lot of work.
One event that has been going on each February or March is the Sweetheart Dinner. Someone wonderful from the Pt. is chosen and if they accept they ask their friends to come to our dinner. We Methodists are there both working it and enjoying it. It is a roast. The Methodists led by Fran Smith creator and organizer and the Pt. Richmond Yaught Club put on a wonderful dinner. But the speeches can be hysterical especially if the honoree is involved with the Masquers Theatre Group. One such person became the new Sweetheart last Friday night. Tamara acts and she designs clothes and sets and she organizes like nobody’s business. And of course the Methodists love these skills as she shares them with us-most recently putting on the Christmas story at the Jazz Christmas Eve Service. Her friends not only roasted her but shared the wonderful ways she has stood beside them.
I am so happy to be back enjoying working with my Methodist Family and Friends and was glad to be here for Tamara’s special nite.