This past Sunday was my installation as senior pastor of Unity. I feel deeply grateful for the volunteers who spent countless hours working to make the service and dinner so incredible. I have quite a few highlights:
-Dinner. Wow! I have heard since my arrival how delicious Jack Wong and company’s meals can be. I got to experience this firsthand, and I can’t wait for more! The team of volunteers that helped prepare the meal did an amazing job—and all of your potluck additions were great too. YUM!
-The choir. The talent in our choir—and of our choir director—is astounding. What a gift.
-The prelude by Jeff Perks. His piece on the piano had all of the other Presbyterian pastors buzzing.
-All of the volunteers who decorated the Fellowship Hall and thought of every detail. What a celebratory atmosphere!
Thank you for all of the hard work that went into this past weekend. It felt like a great celebration. And now, I feel that we are all eager to continue to work together to fulfill God’s mission. I know that God has so much in store for Unity and I can’t wait to find out what it is.
On a separate note, thank you to Frank Darden, Keith Sipe, and the rest of the crew that put together the Unity Golf Tournament. They raised a ton of money for the missions of the church. Admittedly, my golf skills were very poor (to put it mildly)…it is clear that golf has not yet “clicked” for me. Still, it was a picture perfect day at Cowan’s Ford. It was in the mid-70s without a cloud in the sky. It was the type of day that the Psalmist must have had in mind when he wrote:
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
I am grateful for each of you and how you contribute to Unity Presbyterian Church and our mission to know, love, and serve God, each other, and the world.
See you on Sunday, for Youth Sunday! And remember that after the service, I would love to hear YOUR ideas of reaching out to our community at our usher training.