Bering United Methodist Church

Bering Senior Retreat – 1995

*Video courtesy of Gregg and Rene Farris

by Becky Jones

Gregg Farris pulled this beautiful footage from his video archives for the Bering Video History Project.  This senior retreat showcases many names that we have seen on the Bering history wall.  This 1995 Senior Retreat video features Bering members and friends and their stories, their love, and their good will – all hallmarks of Bering’s past and present.


Debbie Culver – Retreat house

Cecil Nichols – A musician & Bering head Usher since 1937

Francis Bickley – Came to Bering in 1943 as the Director of Education

Raj Walia – UH Student

Mary Potthoff – Married at Bering in 1949

Ed Cowart – Family longtime members of Bering

Peg Nevers – Peg & her husband George were very active members

Ruth Cross – Raised in Bering & was a Bering school teacher

Chloe Musslewhite – Joined Bering in 1959

Lorraine Gilley – At Bering since 1930 in kindergarten

Allen Gilley – Usher at west entrance lo sanctuary for 30 years

Alma Kersten – Bering Librarian & greeter

Helen Botts – Bering member since 1952

Mary Parker – Bering Support Group facilitator

Teresa Clemens – Started at Bering in 1990 then joined  in 1995

Earle Wylie – Musician & a member of Bering since 1986

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