Library banquet to honor Coldwaters, Worley to speak

Posted March 20, 2013

The Board of the Friends of ACU Library will host its spring banquet in the Hunter Welcome Center on Tuesday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 p.m. Frank Coldwater and his late wife Patty Sue will be honored as the 2013 Friends of the Library. After Patty passed away, Frank carried out her wishes by sending 20 boxes of her personal papers to the Center for Restoration Studies at Brown Library, along with a $25,000 gift.

Patty was a Christian businesswoman who built a successful direct mail company, First Class Direct of Fort Collins, Colo. She was a long-time member of the Loveland Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school. Her papers include published and unpublished original poetry, journals, letters, photographs, clippings, direct mail articles created by her company and other memorabilia.

Dr. David Worley will speak on the topic of praying the Lord's Prayer on the way to work. He currently serves as an elder for the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ in Austin, Texas, and is chancellor and former president of Austin Graduate School of Theology. Since 1991, Dr. Worley has been the primary organizer of Russian Bible School, a Bible correspondence ministry in St. Petersburg, which responds to radio listeners across Russia. He also serves as chairman of the board of the Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry in St. Petersburg.

Items from the Patty Coldwater Collection will be on display at the event, as well as items from the Joe Johnson Collection in American Christianity, a collection devoted to the Restoration Movement and related topics in American church history. Proceeds from the dinner will support the purchase of the Joe Johnson collection.

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