Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Call Waiting...

You see that pretty (awesome) church in the picture above?
This is the Congregational Church of Amherst, New Hampshire.
They have just over 600 members, a fabulous music program, lots and lots of kids, an active youth group, a dedicated group of volunteers who participate in community outreach, and a heart and soul desire to “welcome, transform, and send” all who walk through their doors seeking God, grace, and the “good news” that none us is meant to stagger through this life alone.

 If all goes well, and God willing, on March 11th I will be leading worship in this lovely church and afterward the congregation will take a vote on whether to call me to be their next Associate Pastor.

In the meantime, my life for the next month or so will be immersed in a swirl of packing, purging, planning, prepping, and praying (…with a modest amount of panicking thrown in towards the end).

But as this time of transition passes, I trust, as Julian said:
“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”


Wendy said...

That's awesome. Keep us posted. (and the church really does look like The Church from all those snowy pictures. Excellent.

Maureen said...

Thanks, Wendy! :)
And there's a reason why the church looks like THE CHURCH in all those snowy pictures, they're done by an artist named Marianne Stillwagon who lives in Amherst, NH - LOL! The Congregational church and the town green show up in many of her 'quintessential New England' prints. :)