Happy Halloween, everyone!
I don't really have anything Halloweenesque to write about. Instead, I'm going to write something for the Alumni newsletter. (Jeffrey?) Yes? (Nobody has any idea what you're talking about.) Oh. Right. Sorry about that.
As I have mentioned several times, I am part of an organization on campus called UMSO, or United Methodist Student Organization. They started an Alumni newsletter this year and I was asked to write an article for it. So, that's what I'm doing for today. And here we go.
My name is Jeffrey Guion and this is my second year of being a part of UMSO. UMSO to me is all about the community and I find many ways to work with UMSO and with First United Methodist that helps me be a part of this community. Currently, I am playing the part of Sidney Lipton in the FUMC dinner theatre's production of God's Favorite. This is actually my second dinner theatre, as I was also a part of Children of Eden last year. Not only does this help me bond with those on stage, but it also helps me entertain the people who come to the play. I see it as an opportunity to really connect with this church that I'm a part of. Another great group that I'm a part of at the church is the Joyful Noise Bell Ringers. This is the church's handbell choir. It's always a lot of fun and it helps me feel connected with the church, just like the dinner theatre. The difference with this group is that we play year round, so it makes it more special, because I have the same feeling of connection and community as I do with the dinner theatre, but it lasts the whole year. Being a part of this church, whether it's helping with dinner theatre, playing in the bell choir, or just attending UMSO meetings really helps me feel welcome and proud to be a part of it.
Are you a part of any group that feels like a community?
I have newspaper pants,
Jeffrey Adam Guion