Celebration and Gift for Pastor Austin
Sunday, June 11
It is with sadness that we prepare to say goodbye to Pastor Austin next month. We have been blessed to have him in our community here at First Church. He has provided inspiration through his dedication to God, the church, and his work for justice—all of which he has done over the past year out of the goodness of his heart and purely as a volunteer. Pastor Austin has been appointed to Haller Lake United Methodist Church in Seattle starting in July. We look forward to hearing of the great work that he will continue to do.
As a token of our appreciation, the church council is taking up a love offering for Pastor Austin. To make a donation to the love offering, please leave a check or cash envelope in the offering plate in any of the upcoming Sundays with a note in the memo line “Love Offering for Pastor Austin” or send a check to the church office with the same note. Additionally, please join us on Sunday, June 11 for Pastor Austin’s last sermon with us and a special liturgy to send him off to his next appointment.
Thank you Pastor Austin for everything you have done here at First Church!
-Jackie Celin, on behalf of the Church Council