"A Long-ish Word from Pastor Nikki"

December 28, 2018

Beginning on February 4th, I will be leaving you all to have a sabbatical from church life and ministry work.  I realize that this will be difficult for many of us; speaking for myself I’m already experiencing separation anxiety!  Nevertheless, my desire to recharge and rejuvenate so that I can serve you all from a fresh perspective and heart overrides any angst I’m feeling. 
 
I’m certain you all have questions.  To that end, Jonathan and I are hosting two  informational forums.  The first is scheduled on Wednesday, January 9th from 6:00-7:00pm in Hassler Chapel.  The second is scheduled for Sunday, January 13th after worship at 12:30pm in Room 102.  During this time, Jonathan will speak about his experience with taking a sabbatical, and we will both be available to answer your questions.    
 
As your Associate Pastor, I’m the primary resource for Pastoral Care.  You may be wondering how needs will be met while I’m away.  Hopefully the following will address some initial questions:
 
If you have a Pastoral Need, your first points of contact are 
Sandy Mullican                   Church Administrator: 610-566-3944 X22
Rev. Jonathan Fettig         Senior Pastor: 610-566-3944 X1
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If your need is due to someone being in the Hospital who needs attention, you may be referred to
Deacon Linda Richardson            Deacon Co-Moderator
                                                         lrichardson014@gmail.com
                                                         724-413-9373

                                               
If your need requires a Home Visit, you may be referred to
Deacon Renee Erickson     reneeerickson7@gmail.com (610)299-8986
Deacon Sue Hare                susanmlowry@hotmail.com (484)442-8954

 
Benevolence Cases will continue to be handled by the Benevolence Team, with Rev. Jonathan Fettig serving as the Pastoral Resource.
 
If you have other Deacon-related ministry needs or questions, you may contact the two Deacon co-moderators:
Deacon Linda Richardson (contact info is above)
Deacon Susan Howe                      showeconsiglio@yahoo.com     (610) 566-1826


Deacon-related ministry needs include:

  • Flower Delivery

  • Homebound Communion

  • Visitation

  • Life Center Meals

  • STAP (Second Time Around Parents)

  • The Media Food Bank

  • Pastoral Care

  • Benevolence Cases 
     

If you have a need specific to Stephen Ministry, you will directly contact:
Stephen Leader Becky Bailey      bwb1246@msn.com (610)565-1725
Rev. Jonathan Fettig                     jonathan@mediapresbyterian.org

           
If you’re unclear on what exactly a Stephen Ministry need is, please reach out to one of our other Stephen Leaders:
Stephen Leader Peg Cunningham                      pegcunning@comcast.net
 (609)335-2226
Stephen Leader Andrew Kalemkarian              ak112358@gmail.com
(484)802-6295

 

Moms of Young Children will be co-led by
Jeanne Cunningham          fuselloj@gmail.com (610) 717-8920
Lexi Archer                           lexi.archer@gmail.com (484) 883-7715

                       
If you are looking to connect with fellow Moms, or are interested in ministry for young couples, please contact one of these women.
 
Visitors:
If you are a visitor to our congregation and are looking to connect, please reach out to Sandy Mullican, our Office Administrator, whose contact information is above and on the website.
 
I will be returning on May the 7th.  Until then, I covet your prayers and share the assurance that I am praying for you as well.  I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and am humbled by your support. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me, Jonathan, or a member of the sabbatical planning team – Joe Hare, Joe Lesniak, or Karen Sanford.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the scheduled forums.
 
In His Service,
Nikki

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