A Tribute to Reverend Carole McCartney

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:

Carole, July 24, 2016
Carole, I looked up your name to start on my rhyme.
I knew there’d be inspiration to help me define
Our church relationship and our debt of appreciation.
I hope you’ve known and felt our love before this occasion.
You are our minister, our friend and our sister.
You’ve helped us navigate some straight and crooked vistas
As you’ve moderated our session, made hospital rounds,
Baptized new members and helped lay us in the ground.
You’re easy to love, not pushy or loud.
You don’t seek attention AND at ease when there’s a crowd.
We thank you, our coffee loving pal.  You’re experienced in standing by.
Your air travels gave you practice, waiting your turn to fly.
Your son’s credentials offer you this perk, that’s a test and a feat!
And you’re up to it.  A loving mother of 3 sons must be very sweet.
Did you ever yell at your sons? Were you always so calm?
You’ve got determination; I saw it work with Tom.
You’re short and when preaching, a friend built you a step.
Your messages, loud and clear from your heart need no help.
Back to your name, Carole is French and in German it’s a song.
In italian, Carole is friendly and a joy to be around.
In our book Carole is described by Gal. 5:22.
Our book, the Bible, the fruit the the spirit describes you.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control.
This gift from god, those precious qualities, always dear to behold.
We love you Carole. You’re so easy to love.
You model how God loves from above.
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