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Church and Sunday School Happenings

At church today, our Associate Pastor informed the congregation that he'll be moving on to another charge this summer. In Ireland! Wow, that's really cool. A lot of people seem sad about his moving on, and in some respects, I am, too. But this is how it works for pastors in the UMC. Dave's been with our church for seven years and has really been good for us. He'll be gone for two years, at which time he'll return to the Western NC Conference. I bet a lot of people think that means he'll come back to our church, but I doubt that'll happen. Whatever the future holds for him, I wish him well.

I kind of wish that I was still on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. I'd really like to see, first-hand, how the process of hiring a new minister works, especially since I'd like to be on the other side of that process some time.

We had a good Sunday School class today. After class, one of the members came up and told me how much she enjoys and gets out of the class. She said she especially appreciates the sense of humor I bring to the lessons. I've been really happy with the past several weeks -- mostly because I've taken more time for lesson prep. A big help has been the Accordance Bible software package. I've had Accordance for several years, but the small screen on the laptop made it more difficult to use than it was worth. Now that we've got the new computer, I started using Accordance again and remember how much I like it. The company that makes it has recently started a blog, which I also really enjoy reading.

Today's Sunday School lesson was Psalm 100 and 101.

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arcticturtle
Mar. 13th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Wow... we just found out that our beloved UMC pastor is moving on, too. -snif- To exotic... um, southern Dayton.
drmellow
Mar. 13th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, July 1 is typically moving day for Methodists, so now's about the time they start telling congregations about known moves. Although it's still theoritically possible that a bishop will surprise a minister with a new appointment on July 1, that's pretty rare these days, I think.
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