Palm Sunday was doubly
inspirational for Incarnation UCC this year
because four outstanding young people were
confirmed: Victoria Farmer-Long, Joshua Mort,
Michael Mort and Kirsten Ann Piatak. Pastor Ted
Haas has led these youths in Christian education
sessions and experiences which have helped these
young Christians grow in their understanding of
our faith, our church and the living of the
Christian life. They have been lovingly supported
by their parents, church leaders and members and
mentors. A reception to welcome them into our
church family was held immediately following the
Palm Sunday worship service.
Standing in front of
Pastor Haas from left to right are:
Kirsten Ann Piatak:
Krinsten is 14
years old and an 8th grader at Fairfield Middle
School. Kirsten is a native Californian, but loves
her new home in Pennsylvania and the East Coast.
She has been active in soccer and basketball, but
her newfound favorite is field hockey. She also
likes to watch ice hockey since attending her
first Hershey Bears game for her birthday.
Kirsten's other interests include her pets, art,
and English. Kirsten enjoys listening to music and
drawing. She also enjoys babysitting her neighbors
and playing volleyball.
Michael is 14 years
old and is an 8th grader at Fairfield Middle
School. He is on the Fairfield Middle School
wrestling team. His hobbies are tying flies for
fly fishing and fletching arrows. He enjoys
fishing, hunting, camping, archery and most
outdoor activities and spending time with his
Josh Mort: Josh is 12 years old
and is a 7th grader at Fairfield Middle School. He
is on the Fairfield Middle School wrestling team.
He enjoys hunting, fishing (he also ties his own
flies), archery, camping, reading, riding
four-wheelers, riding his bike and drawing.
Both Mike and Josh have
grown up in the Incarnation United Church of
Christ and were baptized at birth in the church.
Their father, Dwayne Mort, their grandfather,
Charles Mort, and their great-grandmother, Anna
Mort, are longtime members of Incarnation UCC.
Victoria is 12 years old and a 7th grader at
Thurmont Middle School, where she is an honor roll
student. She lives with her mother, Angie Forrest,
and stepfather, Pete Forrest, and her grandmother,
Edie Long. Her father is Jimmy Farmer of
Frederick. Victoria is an animal lover and
supports an organization in Woodsboro that rescues
dogs and cats. (Her family has a dog of their own,
a German shepherd named bullet.) She takes dance
classes at the Oxford School of Performing Arts,
under the direction of Dawn Glass. In her spare
time, Victoria enjoys art, reading, and singing,
especially contemporary Christian music. She is
looking forward to moving into her family's new
home on the mountain in Sabillasville when it is
finished. Victoria's mother, Angie, her
grandmother, Edie Long, and her great-grandmother,
Anna Margaret Martin, are longtime members of
Incarnation United Church of Christ.