Interim Updates

In the coming months, the Session and Interim Consultant, will post updates regarding where we are in the process of calling our next Head of Staff. We encourage you to check this page, read the monthly newsletter, and check announcements in the bulletins. We will make every effort to be transparent about how things are moving along and what the role of the congregation is as we go.


Upcoming Task(s):
Complete congregational mission study
Nominate and elect a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC)

Update from Interim Consultant, Rev. Alison Halsey - October 2018

Over the course of the next six months your task as a congregation is five-fold:

  1. 1. You will come to terms with your history, you'll tell stories, celebrate successes, grieve loses and do any healing which may need to be done.
  2. 2. You will discover a new identity as you make plans and goals for the future ministry of your church.
  3. 3. You will examine the leadership of the church and what skill sets you may need to make the necessary changes to fit the congregation's new directions.
  4. 4. In the process you will be renewing your ties with the denomination and particularly the Presbytery of New Castle as we receive help from them and receive their approval to move forward in the process.
  5. 5. You will commit yourself to new directions in ministry, journeying forth in the future with new pastoral leadership.

I have begun the process by creating an Interim Team which will be planning three meetings to move us along. These will be scheduled following worship. During these meetings we will be exploring the past history of the church, where we are presently, and dreaming about where we believe the church is being called to continue its mission. Hopefully in the next month we will have the dates for you to put on your calendars.


The journey has begun. Keep the process and the church in your prayers.

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