Historic Site Marker #515
Standing on the campus lawn outside Annie Pheiffer Chapel of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, is the newest of our United Methodist Historic Site Markers - #515. It was dedicated on a delightfully sunny March 31, 2017 in a wonderful worship of dedication.
The Reverend Alfred T. Day III, General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History, gave the message as about 75 people gathered at the end of the college’s Founder’s Day Convocation, commemorating the 132nd year of FSC.
He shared Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision when he began working on his buildings on the campus of a "college of the future" growing out of the ground and into the light, and what Florida Southern has become and the men and women who have attended here. To remember all the happenings of these years, Rev. Day brought to us an "Ebenezer"; and with the familiar hymn and the lesson of Samuel from Scripture, he reminded us of the importance to our faith and witness of this simple monument – United Methodist Historic Site Marker #515 – of what God has done here in this special place of learning and growth, and continues to do.