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PONDERINGS OF PASTOR PAUL...
I want to share with you, the Peace United Church of Christ family, updates on some major happenings that are taking place, and will continue throughout the summer.
SEARCH TEAM FOR NEW ASSOCIATE PASTOR
The Search Team for our new Associate Pastor is underway. We have received profiles from several candidates that the Search Team has reviewed and are now engaging in reference checks and conducting Skype interviews. Following these interviews, the top 2-3 candidates will be brought to Rochester for a face-to-face interview with the Search Team. After these interviews, the Search Team will present a final candidate to the entire congregation (children, youth, and adults) with opportunities for Peace UCC members and friends to meet and dialogue. The final candidate will then be asked to preach and the congregation will vote to call our new Associate Pastor. The timing on all of this depends on the schedule of the candidates, but our hope is to have our new Associate Pastor here at Peace in August. Please continue to pray for our Search Team as they do their faithful, faith-filled work. The Associate Pastor Search Team Members are: Laurie Deyoung, Peter Haug, Ruth Larson, Stacy LeQuire, Sara Lopez, Joanne Markee, Thomas McLaurin, Marie Neher, John Pavek, Sela Rist, and Pastor Paul
A special thank you to everyone who has been supporting our building initiative, “Footsteps To The Future”. Our projects will be starting on June 6 with the kitchen project first on the agenda. Other remodeling projects and the beginning of the building expansion will be occurring throughout the summer. One special note: OUR GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY will be held on Sunday, June 26 @ 10:00 a.m.! Come and join in the celebration!
Our Stephen Ministry outreach has been a vital part of our ministry for the past 6 years. Over these years our Stephen Ministers have provided amazing care to so many. This coming fall a new course to train new Stephen Ministers will be offered! Be on the lookout for more information this summer!
NEW MINISTRIES BEING CONSIDERED
In addition to our awesome existing ministries here at Peace UCC, there are several new opportunities (educational, spiritual, and social) for the summer, and others that are being reviewed to begin in the fall. Please prayerfully consider how you can become involved in any of our current ministries or new ones! You are welcome to share any other new ideas or dreams you would like to see realized as well by contacting Pastor Paul. Here are some proposed ideas coming up.
- Camping Trips
- Grief Support Group
- Various small groups
- Social Group
- Couples Group
- Sunday morning study groups
- Bible 101 Study
- New Men’s and Women’s Groups
- ALL-CHURCH Retreats
WORSHIP SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
We will continue our regular 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services throughout the summer! Be on the lookout for special services and opportunities! Remember if you attend a different worship service during the summer, you are encouraged to bring back any information and/or ideas from the church(es) you attend.
Have a Blessed Summer!