On July 24, 2016, White Memorial Presbyterian was pleased to host a tribute luncheon to celebrate the great works of our own Reverend Carole McCartney. Reverend Carole has been a blessing and more to us over the years and in honor of her love, support, friendship, and leadership, Ann Stephenson of our congregation wrote the following poem to describe a little bit about Reverend Carole:
I knew there’d be inspiration to help me define
I hope you’ve known and felt our love before this occasion.
You’ve helped us navigate some straight and crooked vistas
Baptized new members and helped lay us in the ground.
You don’t seek attention AND at ease when there’s a crowd.
Your air travels gave you practice, waiting your turn to fly.
And you’re up to it. A loving mother of 3 sons must be very sweet.
You’ve got determination; I saw it work with Tom.
Your messages, loud and clear from your heart need no help.
In italian, Carole is friendly and a joy to be around.
Our book, the Bible, the fruit the the spirit describes you.
This gift from god, those precious qualities, always dear to behold.
You model how God loves from above.