Special Service Highlights Unveiling of True Vine Stained-Glass Artwork
True Vine Church of God in Christ has officially unveiled its new stained-glass artwork that was installed earlier in the week at 600 North Moniteau.
The unveiling was the highlight of a special service held at 4:30 Sunday afternoon, which was followed by a fried-chicken and ham dinner for those attending.
Special guest for the service was Apostle R.L. Freeman, senior pastor for the United Community Cathedral, CECO Fellowship. Freeman was called to fill in the last minute for Bishop John M. Johnson, Barker Memorial Cathedral of Praise, who could not attend.
In addition to the unveiling, the service was designed to honor Senior Pastor Superintendent W. T. Morris, who has served in the Ministry for 70 years and 50 years as pastor. Morris was referred to as a good and faithful servant. He was accompanied by his wife Diane Morris.
Also recognized was Associate Pastor Elder Javion Jones, who was presented with a cross pendant during the service.
The 19-square-foot window was created by Columbia artist Molly Fiegel.
It was noted during the service that Rev. Morris had wanted to see a stained-glass window at the church since 1993. A series of fund-raisers were held to help pay for the creation and installation artwork, which is also visible from the exterior of the church as well.