Comma celebration: Partygoers end Suncoast Saturday in Stillspeaking style
Written by Diane Weible
July 3, 2011
Room 21 of the Convention Center was packed with voices
Saturday night — Stillspeaking Voices, that is.
Delegates and visitors wearing at least one Stillspeaking
article were admitted into the party where they found themselves enjoying good
food, music, and an opportunity to visit with others who shared their
excitement about the United Church of Christ’s Stillspeaking Ministry.
“It’s about celebrating Stillspeaking fun,” said Felix
Carrion, Stillspeaking Ministry Coordinator.
Some of the party guests found themselves rocking to the
music of United Voices of Praise, while others stopped at the photo booth to pose
for a picture or two, while holding up UCC letters, a comma and even a bubble
in which they could write their own message.
Trivia contest winners received Stillspeaking identity
prizes for being the first with answers to questions like in what year the
Stillspeaking initiative started (2004) and who is considered the father of
Stillspeaking (Ron Buford).
And, since most of the guests present had already signed up
for the new Stillspeaking Voices initiative, which is an opportunity for UCC
members to renew their distinctive voices as people of welcome, justice and
passion for the Gospel, prizes were also given to the first ten people to show
their Stillspeaking Voices pin.
“Tonight was an opportunity to celebrate everything
Stillspeaking in the United Church of Christ,” said Carrion.