by Steve Patton

Please mark your calendar to attend Truett-McConnell College’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, November 9-10. We have an exciting time planned for you, and I am hoping to meet every one of you.

Also, please click this link that leads to a schedule of upcoming events. Allow me to share some details about a few of them.

TMC’s Jazz Ensemble kicks off the first event of our celebration on Friday night, 7-9 p.m. During this time we’ll enjoy plenty of fellowship and a few remarks from select people. Afterward, we’ll walk to the cross at the hilltop, where we’ll sing a couple of songs, and TMC President Dr. Emir Caner will close the evening’s festivities in prayer.

On Saturday morning we will offer a continental breakfast in Miller Hall and hold our Alumni Association meeting. From there we will connect alums with each other through group gatherings designated initially by decade of attendance to TMC, and then to the groups you were involved in during school or during your work career. We even plan to have former athletes connect with our coaches, and career ministers of all ages will have a room to gather.

In addition to reflecting on what God has done in the past, and is doing now in your life, we hope you also find some new friends as these group meetings should provide a fulfilling time of fellowship and fun for all.

On Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., we will meet on the front lawn. Dr. Caner will address the crowd, and TMC’s Praise Team will rock the stage. Then we’ll eat barbequed chicken for lunch followed by the recognition of Outstanding Alumni and Young Alumni.

Additionally, some of our TMC athletes will be on-hand to gives tips and pointers from their respective sports. Some of you golfers may be especially interested in this.

The Lady Bears — our women’s basketball team — will face Reinhardt College at 2 p.m., followed by a men’s game between both schools. At halftime of the men’s game, TMC’s homecoming king and queen will be announced. After the game, please feel free to have supper at your favorite Cleveland restaurant.

We hope to see you here, Nov. 9-10.

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