Welcoming Rev. Jeremy Smith
Join us on Sunday, July 2, to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Jeremy Smith.
The United Methodist Church Book of Worship has a liturgy for use when a new pastor is appointed. It is a service that commits and recommits the pastor and the congregation to the work of ministry in the United Methodist Church and at the local church, and includes several representative gifts. Worship this Sunday, July 2, at 10:30am will offer that welcome for Rev. Jeremy Smith and his family. The Pacific Northwest Conference has a relatively recent tradition, as well, that the first Sunday of a new appointment will welcome the new pastor and relieve her or him of the need to prepare a sermon and preach on the first Sunday. Instead we will celebrate with Jeremy and his family, give them the gift of a generous welcome, and share in Communion, concluding worship in the Fellowship Hall with ice cream sundaes and the opportunity to visit with and begin to get to know them.