Historian … Spring 2017
For our ”Historical “moment” Lillian asked that I choose a Convention…maybe one that was a significant year.
I choose the 46th Convention held April 29-May 1, 1994 at the Buffalo Convention Center. In the Historical collection we have the program book, a banner, and copies of the worship services and banquet program.
The Convention Theme was “In One Spirit, No Longer Strangers”, and the Scripture was Ephesians 2:17-22.
The Program book described the Convention Theme Logo:
“Our model for the Convention Logo, the descending dove filled with people of different nationalities, is taken from the dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit of Pentecost. The 120 people gathered in the Upper Room were from many nations who were diverse in appearance, custom and languages. Yet with the appearance of the Holy Spirit they were no longer strangers. From that time, the power of the Holy Spirit to united strangers is real. Today we acknowledge this symbol as our desire.”
The ABW President was Janet Barnes and she served from 1992-1995. Gail Carlsen was Chairwoman of the Convention and her committee included Pearl Cunningham, Shirley Mills, Kathryn Jones, Audrey Hutchinson, Joyce Camp, Judy Forward, Delores Mikolon and Janet Barnes.
There were 15 Inspirational Workshops and offerings for General Fund, Love Gift and the Special Project. The Rev. Sharon Williams of Brooklyn was the worship leader. Beverly Davison was the Bible Study Leader and Suzette Goss Geffrard was the Missionary and Zaire was the mission filed. Pearl Cunningham wrote the Friday and Saturday evening devotions in the program book.
In dates to remember of interest…our Fall Board Meeting was held at Thornfield. The program book included details about our Conferences and written reports from officers. There was an Ice Cream Social with thanks to the Upstate Home. The Fairport home provided Banquet favors, and the Scotia Baptist Retirement Center was thanked for the popcorn and cotton candy.