American Heart Assoc.

A sweet song of glory: Organist’s dedication recognized by FUMC

by | Sep 8, 2017 | Life & Style

The organ at First United Methodist Church has been dedicated to Mrs. Glenda Hart, the church’s organist and pianist who retired after 71 years. (Courtesy photo.)

To serve in a church for 71 years is a long time but to Farmersville resident Glenda Hart it’s just part of who she is.

Recently, Hart received a dedication of The Glenda Hart Organ at First United Methodist Church of Farmersville for her devotion to the church and her love of music.

“For 71 years, our minstrel, Glenda Hart, has been bringing the worshipers at FUMC closer to God, through the beautiful music that she has played upon this organ and on the piano,” FUMC member Jim Foy said at the dedication at FUMC Sunday, Aug. 27. “She has played for thousands of worship services, hundreds of weddings and funerals, scored of cantatas. She has accompanied hundreds of soloists, masking over our errors as only a true professional can.”

The church’s baby grand piano was dedicated to Hart 20 years ago and upon her retirement in March, she insisted that she did not want anyone to make a big deal of it.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For the full story see the Sept. 7 edition or subscribe online.

NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

0 Comments

Related News

Crafts lead way for Mother’s Day gifts

Crafts lead way for Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is a special time for children to show their appreciation for their mothers, grandmothers and the other special women in their lives. Older children typically are capable of designing their own Mother’s Day crafts or even shopping for gifts for Mom, while...

read more
Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Plastic waste is polluting ecosystems, affecting health In the bustling urban landscape of modern America lies a problem that’s as pervasive as it is pernicious: plastic waste. And despite the concerted efforts to recycle paper, cardboard and metals, plastic continues...

read more
Plan the perfect honeymoon

Plan the perfect honeymoon

After a whirlwind of wedding festivities, it’s no wonder why so many couples look forward to their honeymoons and the opportunity to escape, unwind and celebrate the beginning of their life together. But with so many destinations, activities and logistics to consider,...

read more
Cultivate a heart-healthy lifestyle

Cultivate a heart-healthy lifestyle

The heart is a vital component of the human body that beats an average of 100,000 timer per day, pumping blood throughout your body, fueling every movement and thought.  Taking care of this essential organ isn’t just about avoiding unhealthy habits; it’s also...

read more
Get motivated, back on exercise track

Get motivated, back on exercise track

Social activity helps seniors when it comes to exercise Overcoming the lack of motivation to exercise is a common challenge, affecting people of all ages, including seniors. Recent studies are a testament to that difficulty. In a 2021 survey from the global fitness...

read more
Best of 2024 balloting is underway

Best of 2024 balloting is underway

Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Now cast your ballot and vote local. Voting for the annual Best of Farmersville 2024 contest is now open and will continue until Feb. 2. Whether you’ve lived in the area for one year or 10 years, we know you’ve cultivated a...

read more
Is soup the ultimate cold medicine?

Is soup the ultimate cold medicine?

Having a cold is not fun. A stuffy nose, sniffles, sore throat, and other symptoms make having a cold a generally unpleasant experience. According to data collected by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the average con-sumer shops for over-the counter...

read more
Charming Christmas towns

Charming Christmas towns

Turn on Hallmark Channel, go see Last Christmas in theatres or stream practically any Christmas movie ever made, and you’ll notice one thing they all have in common: a delightful town square with fresh fir trees, twinkling lights and charming architecture. That...

read more
Subscribe 300x250 - Love