NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

February 15, 2013

Former minister's vision for church will continue

To the editor:

As many of you know, our minister, the Rev. Nancy Haverington, officially resigned from her duties as minister effective Dec. 31, 2012, ending a long and productive tenure as our church leader. Though we began grieving her departure several weeks ago, we wish to celebrate the many unique aspects of the church that were created out of her visionary leadership. The current church council is committed to preserving those programs that reflect the church’s vision and mission as Stewards of Earth and Spirit.

The leadership team is in the process of completing a sustainability plan to present to the congregation within the next month. We are confident that the church and its programs can be sustained. In the meantime, Sunday services will continue, allowing people to remain connected with our spiritual community.

Council members are receiving direction from UCC resources and the Rev. Wendy Vanderhart in accordance with recommended protocol during this time of transition. These invaluable tools are helping us seek an interim minister to lead us through the process of selecting a permanent minister. We invite all of you to be part of a self-study designed to identify our church’s pastoral needs.

We wish to express our gratitude to all of you who are part of this church community and the unique and amazing programs that define us.

Edwina Goodhue, Moderator

Jeffrey Robertson, Moderator

Joyce Cerny, Treasurer

John Fish, Treasurer

Karen Wakefield, Clerk

Karen King, Clerk

Mike Chesla, Deacon

Erin Stack, Deacon

The First Parish Church Council, Newbury

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans