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Pastor’s eLetters:

  • Pastor eLetter July 25, 2014 Dear beloved in Christ, Thank you to all of us who joined us for worship on Sunday! We ended up needing to pull out more seats and bulletins, but that’s a great “problem” to have. It was wonderful to see the vestry so full, and to pray, sing, and fellowship together. Thanks also to those of you who have dropped by Me and Ollie’s this week to say “hello”. I’ve enjoyed our conversations. I know some of you have said that time didn’t work for you, so next week I’m going to try it again at a new time and in a new location. Join me at D Squared Java (on Water Street) next week from 5-6pm on Tuesday – Friday. No need to let me know you are coming. Just drop by and share some coffee and conversation. Finally, as I begin this call with you, I want to share a story ...
  • “eNews from Emily” Dear beloved in Christ, Thank you all for the very warm welcome that you have given to me this week. As many of you know my first official day at the church was on Tuesday. So many of you have already emailed or dropped by in person to say “hello”. I want to particularly thank all of you who helped to get the new pastor’s study ready. It was wonderful to arrive to such a great space. Finally, thank you to our staff who have welcomed me and helped me to get on board these last few days. Everyone has been wonderful. For those of you I haven’t met yet, I’d like to invite you to stop by for a chat. I’m in the office Tuesdays through Fridays. If you’d like to set up a time to meet please email me at pastor@exetercongchurch .org (or just try stopping by). Or, if you ...
  • Moderator Update from Tom Bergeron Midsummer has passed, the days continue to get warmer, and once again our congregation is in a state of change. Christine and Jen helped prepare us for this time, but they are now starting new journeys. We are fortunate that Reverend Andy Gilman is guiding us as we wait for our new pastor to arrive. The work of the church continues in this time of transition. Employees Renay, Kim, Jim, Faith, and Mary maintain daily responsibilities as our committees continue to plan for the future. We are fortunate that Lisa McConnell has agreed to take on a temporary part-time position leading our Kid’s Church program. Most of our teachers have agreed to return next year and Lisa will be recruiting for the few open spots over the summer. We have also begun the search process for a new Director of Education to lead educational opportunities for both adults and children. The search ...
  • Farewell from Pastor Christine Dear Friends, Maya Angelou told an interviewer in 1985: “By love I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound, it encourages us to develop courage and build bridges, and then to trust those bridges and cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings.” I hope you keep this definition of love close to you as we say farewell and as you welcome another. The metaphor of bridges is apt as we criss-cross into and out of each other’s lives. We walk in faith with one another and we take turns as leaders and followers. Building with the blocks of courage and trust is what makes all relations work. The benefits of a Spirit-filled and intentional interim is measured not only in the present but into a future. You are invited to share and celebrate this Sunday when PENTECOST arrives. We wear red and we formally sever a relationship as ...
  • Memorial Day Dear Friends, Our church staff meets each Thursday and Jen’s absence was felt. The Farewell Sunday and Men’s Choir was wonderful last Sunday. Thanks to the many folks who helped make this send off so terrific and meaningful for all of us. Sunday, May 25 we will take time to honor those persons who have died serving our country. May the God of Peace, help us never to forget the cost of peace and freedom and teach us how to live with less violence and a greater attentiveness as human beings to the dis-ease around us and inside us. Teach us God what we can do to be peacemakers and to learn and to understand the reasons we cause the wars we wage, again and again and again. Surely you provide hope for us. Amen. Looking forward, as always, to seeing you in church once again. Rev. Christine Boardman Intentional Interim Minister
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