Sunday, May 20

Thank You and Goodbye

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Two staff members will be leaving us at the end of May - Cheryl Plunkett and Marland Pittman. We hope you get a chance to say thank you to them for their service to this congregation and wish them well in what comes next. We will recognize their service among us with a reception at 10 am on May 20th.

Cheryl Plunkett has been the Acting Christian Education Director since September. She has worked on a temporary part-time basis – but with full time energy – making sure Church School happens for our children and that the teachers have their supplies and curriculum. We knew Cheryl would be here for a short time, but we will miss her smile, her competence, her calmness and her way with our children and teachers. Thank you Cheryl for all you have done for us. We are glad you will not be leaving Northminster, but continue to participate as a member.

Cheryl has enjoyed working with the children and getting to know them. She has been surprised and pleased by the willingness of the congregation to step up and help her, and she has been grateful to all the teachers and parents for their dedication to the children’s program. She and her family plan some travel this summer.

Marland Pittman has been our seminary intern for the 2017-2018 school year. He has tried his hand at just about everything a pastor does: preaching, teaching, pastoral care, leading worship, participating in staff meetings and still keeping up with his full time seminary classes and work load.

Marland has brought us his great sense of humor, his humility, his developing preaching skills, and a different eye and voice for us to consider. Marland has enjoyed preaching, he has been reminded that Bible Study is less about the text and more about community, and he has enjoyed learning about his own pastoral identity this year. He has been surprised by how difficult it has been to figure out what is important to the church, and what is important to him and his family, along with his school obligations. Marland will be taking classes this summer and plans to graduate from Christian Theological Seminary in May of 2019.