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"A Long-ish Word from Pastor Nikki"

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 X11 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 724-413-9373 If your need requires a Home Visit, you may be referred to Deacon Renee Erickson (610)299-8986 Deacon Sue Hare (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 (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 (610)565-1725 Rev. Jonathan Fettig 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 (609)335-2226 Stephen Leader Andrew Kalemkarian (484)802-6295 Moms of Young Children will be co-led by Jeanne Cunningham (610) 717-8920 Lexi Archer (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 EndFragment

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