On Sunday, June 23rd, we will say our farewells to Pastor Deb and Paul during and after worship.
During worship Pastor Deb will officially release us as her congregation and we will release her as our pastor. During coffee hour we will eat cake and say our goodbyes.
As is protocol in the United Church of Christ, Pastor Deb will end all involvement with our church, not returning to perform weddings, funerals or studies and she and Paul will also worship elsewhere.
This process is followed so that the new pastor that is called will be better able to create those important relationships with members of our church and so that church members will turn to the new person as their pastor.