Left to Right: Mary Jo Hamilton reading poem, Rev. Joan Montagnes looking bemused, Nancy Nelson (alias the oak tree). On the occasion of Rev. Joan Montagnes' 10th anniversary of her ordination, an all-congregational potluck was held in her honor. An original poem by the PPQ was read. At the time the photo was taken, the planting of a red leaf maple to commemorate the occasion had not yet occurred. Nancy Nelson ably stood in as surrogate tree.
A poem for Rev. Joan on the occasion of the commemeration of the 10th anniversary of her ordination
I think that we shall never see The equal of Joan’s ministry.
A seed was sown 10 years ago, An opportunity to grow.
Pullman was the family hall. Joan was waiting for a call.
Pullman was the place to wait Until our church became Joan’s fate.
Seven years on the Palouse, Not too tight and not too loose.
A perfect fit in every way, Joan continues day by day.
Sermons, music, caring calls, Meetings, potlucks, costume balls,
Finance, RE, New UU, So many things for Joan to do.
Long range planning, movie night, Making sure the sermon’s right,
Secretary, sexton, Rod All get Joan’s discerning nod.
So Joan, in thanks for all you do, We plant this maple tree for you.
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