Pastor Virginia Coakley preached her first official sermon as our newly called pastor on March 4th! Getting here was a long and trying process but in the end God has lead this wonderful and caring person and teacher to us. As a Congregation, we are looking for ward to her leadership as she leads us in God's word for the next chapter of our Church's life here in Dryden. F. Brackin
The Pastor Nominating Committee continues to do its work and needs your prayers. They have looked at over 150 Minister Information Forms (MIFs) and Skype interviewed three candidates to date. This is a long arduous process and more information will be posted here as it becomes available.
The Pastor Nominating Committee worked for several week to create the MIF. The Session approved the final product in January and the Presbytery's Committee on Ministry approved it February 6, 2017.
The Transition Team has finished it's work and the torch has been passed on to a commissioned Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). The PNC had their first meeting last Sunday (10/23/26) and they will setting ground rules, digesting data provided by the Transition Team and searching for suitable pastors. They have their work cut out for them. Please keep them in you prayers. F. Brackin
The Transition Team met last night for a final meeting to go over any last changes to their report which will now go to Session for approval and then on to the Presbytery's Committee on Ministry and then ultimately the Pastor Nominating Committee. One of the things to come out of this exercise is the possible updating of the Church's Mission Statement.
The Group is to be commended for their hard work and dedication to this first of several tasks in our walk toward finding a new pastor. On Sunday's to come look for information about their report, the tentative new Mission Statement, and next step regarding the nominating of a Pastor Nominating Committee.
The Transition Team has been busy working on planning a luncheon and discussion for Sunday June 12 after the service as a time to fellowship and to aid in collecting information for the Mission Statement. It is very important that everyone that can please come and stay for the lunch and discussion - our future depends on it!
If you have questions or suggestions/ideas for the team please reach out to one of us:
Rev. Jim Hicks
Jack Scott announced this morning, before the service, that the Transition Team has been selected and will have their first meeting next Sunday (May 15th) after the Service. Pastor Hicks settles in as our Interim Pastor and begins to prepare us for the challenges ahead.