It’s official, I am no longer “….in transition.”
Yesterday I was blessed to officially be called to the position of Associate Pastor of the Congregational Church of Amherst, New Hampshire.
I had a whirlwind weekend of meet-the-candidate events in which I met hundreds of warm, friendly, funny, and caring folks. What an amazing congregation this is!
What an amazing trip this has been…and what an amazing ministry this will be!
And today is my birthday.
There is something serendipitous about celebrating my first call and transitioning from “The 45-year-old Seminarian” to “The 46-year-old Associate Pastor” on the same day. ;)
I started this blog back in January of 2007 as a means of documenting and reflecting upon my journey through seminary.
I haven’t yet decided what form this blog will take next. I may continue it here with a new name and a new format, or I may retire this five-year recording of my journey and begin anew. Either way, the journey will continue.
In the meantime, I have two weeks to pack up my life and move it 200 miles north to Amherst, NH. Then I will hit the ground running with Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday services, followed by my first Sunday preaching as the new Associate Pastor, and a 5-day youth group mission trip to New Orleans. Somewhere in there I’ll come up for air and let you all know how it’s going.
Amazing things are yet to come!