Juntunen said members of the congregation are thankful for Davis’ service, and as they’ve done so many times in the past, will welcome their new pastor, who will be named at Sunday’s service.
Davis has only one piece of advice.
“I learned a while ago not to try to be like your predecessor,” he said. “Be yourself and people will love you for who you are.”
Davis will preside as pastor his last time at East Parish United Methodist Church at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, June 22.
Following the service, the congregation will have a “Celebration of Ministry” luncheon for him, and a welcome is extended to the surrounding communities.
The event is free, but those wishing to attend should RSVP to Denise Hudson at 978-465-8940.