Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My Childhood Church......


was the scene of this:


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's 1-year-old daughter, Violet, has been baptized at Christ Church United Methodist, where the actress' parents are members.


Pastor Randall Flanagan said members of the congregation weren't star-struck _ or didn't show it too much _ when the Hollywood couple showed up on Christmas Eve with their daughter.


Garner, a Charleston native, won a Golden Globe Award for her starring role as agent Sydney Bristow in the TV series "Alias," which ended its five-year run in May. Movie credits for the 34-year-old actress include "Elektra" and "13 Going on 30."


Affleck, also 34, is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing George Reeves, star of the 1950s TV show "Adventures of Superman," in "Hollywoodland." He won a screenwriting Oscar with Matt Damon in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting."


I was baptized at that church in 1941.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

And we don't get any pics of Jen and Ben?

Oh...

My Hollywood-gossip-fiend persona is suffering!

I doubt my hometown church will ever get anything more than the offspring of some local folk singer. So much for French Catholicism.

Seamus said...

Can I have your autograph! ;)

Anonymous said...

The church was due for another BIG event after all those years Judy.

raehan said...

Wow. They must feel so special to have Violet in baptized in the same church as you.

; )

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

That really is a great story--Kenju and the new star baby baptised at the same church. Did you go there on Christmas eve? I hope you had a nice Christmas. By the way, that photo of my son, his wife and baby at Hurricane Ridge? It wasn't as risky as it looked. They were right outside the lodge.

Anonymous said...

Judy...I have to say that my guilty pleasure is celebrity rags...hehehe. That is so neat that you were baptized in the same church...I am feeling a but star struck...
:)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Have you seen Violet? She is the cutest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

Hey found you via Michele ;)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy - the third in the trilogy will be Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records. Watch and see.

Jamie Dawn said...

I LOVE the name Violet. It was my precious Gramillo's name, so I always smile whenever I hear it.

The great thing about God is that we are all on equal footing before him, kings & peasants, stars & bloggers.
Your baptism there was just as special, although it probably didn't make the news.

I'm sure the gray that you are letting show these days looks very dignified and quite attractive. The more I have washed my hair, the more the wine color is fading. This is one time I don't mind how quickly hair color fades. :)

Anonymous said...

that's pretty cool.

poopie said...

That's good to hear...down to earth folks.

Pearl said...

Lovely when you see somewhere you know from your past on the flickering blue box.

srp said...

I was "sprinkled" as a baby in the Methodist church... somewhere in Indiana I believe.

It's nice to know that the congregation was there for the service and not to star watch.

It has been hard to get energy back from Christmas Day.... and the days of the week are all messed up! Perhaps it is just me.

Jennifer said...

And so was I, in 1964. :-)