At the beginning of April, UCM gathered to send off a very special group of graduates, holding a banquet in their honour. The theme of the night was "Oh The Places You'll Go!" by Doctor Seuss. The decorations were appropriately whimsical and our MCs, Tim and Rachel, opened and closed the evening by reading excerpts from the book.
The food was terrific, the stories were funny and heartwarming and everyone had a good time. Some of the girls even got dressed up in grad dresses from high school! We had a fantastic photographer, Caleb Loewen, who took charge of the photo booth and captured many silly faces.
It was sad to see so many key members of our community leave us, but we know that God is already doing great things in and through these individuals and he will use them to bless others wherever God leads them. "I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ," (Philippians 1:6).
Congratulations to Jenna Pollard, Janelle Vanderbeek, Braden Job, Mark Bergen, Lisa Weatherson, Janessa Bryant, Samara Kroeker, Adam Peters, Kenneth Bitgood, Jasmine Bitgood, Morio Fukunaga, Becca Macdonald, Jaeda-Bryn MacPherson, Reyna Zaremba, Molly Woodford, Conan Moon, and Wes Nygaard on your graduation. Thank you for your years of friendship and service. We'll miss you!!
Go into the world and shine like stars in the universe, friends!!
Thanks to Caleb Loewen for the photos and thank you to all those who made this great event possible and all who came out to support the graduates of 2014!