Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Remembering Cally Rogers-Witte

Rev. Calvin Ann Rogers-Witte passed away on November 12, 2019. "Cally" was the longest serving pastor in the history of Community United Church of Christ (1977-1994).

On November 18, 2019, Pastor Carol Ripley-Moffitt led a conversation about the life of Cally during a meeting of the weekly Monday Lunch Group at the church. Others in the church were invited, and together with the visitors we had 22 people in attendance that day.

Here we have an edited version of that conversation during which people reflected and shared stories about Cally's time at CUCC. The conversation is a bit chaotic at times with multiple people talking at the same time, but the love and respect for Cally is manifest in this dialog. Those sharing reflections include (more or less in order) ...
  1. Nancy Newell
  2. Carol Ripley-Moffitt
  3. Judy Smallwood
  4. John Little
  5. Peg Hulslander
  6. Lavon Page
  7. Geraldine Bryan
  8. Roger Manus
  9. Carol Kepler
  10. Bill Lamb
  11. Betty Ann Ford
  12. Vandy Bradow
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