Thank you for the wonderful retirement/farewell worship and celebration luncheon. I am awed by the amount of work that went into it. It was perfect! I appreciate the generous gifts and gracious words, the good humor, delicious food and wonderful hospitality. It will be a day I will never forget! Thanks to all who put so much into it and to all who came. Most of all I am grateful for you. You have been wonderful companions in faith and service, with big hearts, a willingness to work and strong faith. I am so fortunate to have been able to share friendship and ministry with you.
I will treasure all my memories and many gifts and mementos while holding you in continuing love and prayer as you go forward with God and new pastoral leadership. I look forward to following all that you are doing on social media and the church newsletter. I’ll be cheering for you. Thanks again for all the ways you have helped me and my family over the years and in the last few months as we prepare to move. I am very grateful.
Thank you also to the wonderful church staff with whom I have worked so closely in ministry: Ellen Pearson (Music Director and Organist), Chris (Office Administrator), Curtis Sneed (Custodian) and our youth directors Keith Stevenson and Debbie Petkus as well as Gary and Erin Sheehan, Bob Cook and Chris Cook who have led our middle school group over the last few years. You make amazing things happen every day with too few resources and much resourcefulness!
Blessings on all of you, members, friends and leaders of Pilgrim Faith! You are the best! With love and prayers, Pastor Peggy McClanahan