2012-2013 The Guild Christmas Luncheon
Co-Chairs Shirley Asel and Peggy Hicks, along with their committee members, did a fabulous job of planning the The Guild Christmas Luncheon. On December 7 the Hilton Houston Post Oak ballroom was aglow with lighted, decorative lanterns on each table as ladies gathered together with much anticipation for this annual Guild event. The Kings Men of HBU, accompanied by Dr. John Yarrington, set the tone by opening the program with beautiful Christmas carols.
Guild Scholarship recipient Mike Skinner, who currently serves as a teacher and pastor, spoke of the many benefits his scholarship had afforded him; Dr. Sloan gave an update of all the great things happening on campus at the University and brought a special Christmas message; and Guild President Debra Perich presented Dr. Sloan with a $10,000 gift to The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies.
After a delicious lunch, The Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod gave a very inspiring message about the journey she had traveled to become appointed a federal judge on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. She related her appointment, overcoming many obstacles, to King Jehosephat of Judah in II Chronicles. Her inspirational message was accentuated with quick wit and humor and was a great way to start our Christmas season.
As a gift to Judge Elrod, the Guild presented her with a framed page from the Bible with the scripture from which she based her Christmas message, II Chronicles 20:17. The Bible page was from a Bible printed pre-1650, which came from an irrepairable Bible donated to the Dunham Bible Museum in the Morris Cultural Arts Center.
We concluded by singing Christmas carols to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus.