John P. Webster, Jr., 1943
Our brothers careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. Their spirit permeates our brotherhood, and it always will.
We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have always exhibited a can-do fraternal spirit since 1874. And, to be sure, all present and future generations of Omega Mu Fijis will continue to do the same, with fraternal enthusiasm and commitment. As a brotherhood, we always see the path behind us and the way forward with equal clarity, and our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles, and because of that we are an exceptional brotherhood because we remain committed and hardworking to assure that our Omega Mu brotherhood will continue to be the jewel at the University of Maine. Perge.
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John P. Webster attended Bangor Theological Seminary, Hartford Seminary, and
Andover Newton Theological School.
Bangor Theological Seminary
Hartford Theological Seminary
Andover Newton Theological School
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Andover Newton Theological School.
John P. Webster was and enduring light of the Gospel during his long ministerial career. With his head, heart, and hands, John P. Webster faithfully served as a United Church of Christ pastor in parishes in Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut for over thirty years. He was a gifted, eloquent preacher, and he toward brought a deeply thoughtful approach toward leading each of the parishes that he served. With instinctive matter-of-fact wisdom, spiritual and secular, John P. Webster lead each of his parishes with deliberate, careful attention in order for the uplifting gift of the Gospel to be real, nurturing, and strengthening for the parishioners. Having the visionary eye of a good leader, he served as a trustee of Bangor Theological Seminary, the Hartford Seminary, and the Blanton Peal Graduate Institute. In his service as a trustee to each of these schools, he helped create the vision, direction, identity, and character of each of them. With everything that he accomplished as a minister, John P. Webster truly embodied the core values of caring, generosity, integrity, respect, and responsibility. These are values that benefit others long into the future because they make a real difference in the world, and they all point toward a larger Truth. Seen through the lens of the two fraternal words that define Phi Gamma Delta: "Persistence and determination", John P. Webster lived a good and generous life on behalf of others with everything he did as a minister. That is grace in the very best of human terms, as well as in fraternal terms, a coherent whole. Instinctually, they are one in the same, and they will always have value and permanence in Phi Gamma Delta. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, this is true. Perge.
John P. Webster was the senior minister of the First Church of Christ in West Hartford, Connecticut for many years, and the library in the church is dedicated to him.
"The John P. Webster Library contributes to the transformation of the world by cultivating a diverse community of faith exploration
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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