Good morning! (I so wish we were speaking these words to one another in the Sanctuary of Erin UMC!)
I received a call from Our District Superintendent, Pat Freudenthal, with information regarding placement of the new Pastor for our Congregation.
Bishop Bill McAlilly, and the Nashville Area Cabinet of the Tennessee/Memphis Conferences, worked prayerfully together to make missional appointments to every church in our Annual Conference. As Chairperson of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, I give thanks for the ministry of our pastor, Charles Martin, who has been a servant leader among us. As Charles is retiring from ministry, we will continue to pray for him and Denise as their future takes on a different direction. We celebrate with Charles and Denise for their 30 years of service!
Our church will receive Jamie Mandrell as our new pastor. Jamie is currently serving Bethlehem UMC on the outskirts of Clarksville. Ms. Pat shared that Jamie and his wife, Cissy, are excited about this appointment, and feels confident he will be well received by us. Jamie will lead us in worship for the first time on Sunday, August 2.
As we prepare for this transition, let us pray now and through these coming weeks for each and every one!
With love and grace,
PPR Chairperson for Erin UMC
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