FUMC hosts meeting presentation
Monday, 24 September 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Sam Houston Chapter of the Children of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston Chapter convened its first meeting for 2012 at the American Legion Hall in Belton on Sept. 1, 2012.
The following officers were elected: Rachel Evans, President; Courtney Evans, Vice President; Justin Evans, Treasurer. Handbooks were distributed and he DRT essay and art contests were discussed. Plans were made for the CRT to ask permission from the Police Chief to hold a Flag Dedication Ceremony on March 2, 2013, and fly a Texas Flag that few over the Alamo to mark Texas Independence Day and Flag Day at the Belton Police Department.
The CRT reconvened at the First United Methodist Church and heard a wonderful presentation by Reverend Darren Walker. Reverend Walker gave a history of the church which was established in 1850 and was known as the Cathedral Church of the Northwest Texas Conference. He then gave the CRT a tour of the Church which included the Texas Historical Marker, the sanctuary, the pipe organ and bellows, and numerous libraries and classrooms. In the words of 9 year old Justin Evans, "This Church is awesome!"
The Sam Houston Chapter invites all children and grandchildren of members of the Daughters or Sons of the Republic of Texas to contact Karen Evans regarding membership in the Sam Houston Chapter of the Children of the Republic of Texas.