- Parent Category: Sunday Bulletins
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
26 October 2014 -- 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
*Please rise in body or in spirit.
PRELUDE: Fugue in Eb (St. Anne's) -- J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT: Lord, I Want to Be a Christian -- arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: O God, we are your church. We belong to you.
People: Our history and our future belong to you.
Leader: Send your Holy Spirit to sweep through our worship.
People: Enliven our hearts and open our ears to hear your
word. Bring the changes necessary to allow us to be
relevant yet still faithful.
Leader: Send your Holy Spirit to sweep through the Christian
church around the world.
People: May we be the church you dream for us to become:
grounded in tradition, yet still reforming,
rooted in the faith of our forebears, yet still evolving,
centered in the truth of the gospel and the grace of Jesus.
- Parent Category: News
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we share the news that the Church Council has approved a new Director of Children and Family Ministries.
Our new Director’s name is Rebecca (Becky) Stambaugh. Becky was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee because she possessed the qualifications, experience, and priorities outlined in the position description and articulated through the CE survey.
Becky currently resides in Hollywood, California where she has served as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at the Hollywood United Methodist Church for the past 6 and a half years. Becky holds a B.S. in English Education and a M.S. in Christian Counseling. Prior to Becky taking her current position she was a public school teacher for 7 years.
Becky and her husband are excited about the prospect of moving back to the East Coast, where they have family. Becky and her husband will move to the East Coast in November and her official start date will be January 1, 2015.
The Staff and CE Board will be meeting with Becky prior to her official start date and will offer opportunities for you to meet and get to know Becky as well.
Please read a greeting from Becky:
Hello Guilford! I am so honored and excited to join you as your Director of Children and Family Ministries. I come to you from New Jersey or ‘God’s Country’ as Sarah says, via Hollywood, California where I have served in a similar capacity for the last six and a half years. My ministry career began as a volunteer, with leading teenagers at Christian camps and in my local youth group. After college and during grad school, where I received degrees in English Education and Christian Counseling respectively, I worked in the NJ public school system teaching both middle and high school students until my husband and I relocated out west for his ministry work. It’s been my joy to create, lead and grow the children and family ministries in Hollywood, and I look forward to starting the New Year in Guilford...thank you for inviting me to join your team and share my passion for ministry with you all. See you soon!