Celebration of Life Information

A Celebration of Life for Rev. Susan Elaine Norman Vickers will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 11am at Christ United Methodist Church. All are welcome, as we will have overflow seating available.

In addition, we will live stream video of the service to this page.

Susan touched the lives of countless people, and we hope to accommodate every guest that attends this service, but due to the limitations of our facility, we ask that you observe the following:

Carpooling and Parking

It is advised that families and friends carpool to the service together. Parking is limited, but First Lutheran Church on Friendly Avenue has graciously allowed us the use of their parking lot should we run out of spaces. A shuttle bus will run to and from the First Lutheran lot from 10am to 11:15am, and again from 12pm to 2pm.


The Sanctuary has been reserved for the following groups:

  • Mark and Susan's family
  • Current youth, grades 7-12
  • Current Christ Church staff
  • Clergy
  • Directors of Christian Education
  • Forbis & Dick staff

While there will be some seating in the Sanctuary, it is highly advised that if you are not in one of the above groups, that you find a place to sit in one of our many overflow rooms, where the service will be screened live via video. These overflow rooms include the:

  • Fellowship Center
  • Parlor
  • Disciple Room
  • Chapel (after 11am)
  • Music Room (after 10:45am)
  • Youth Building
  • Youth Building Loft

Any former youth group members, college students, and young adults are invited to meet together in the Youth Building so that they may participate in the service together. The Youth Building will still be available as an overflow space for any other attendees, should it be required.

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(If you have any photos of Susan you'd like to share, please send them along.)