John Best's Blog, General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
McBain Church Closing
The First Presbyterian Church in McBain gathered for the final time on June 24, 2012. The congregation was organized in 1888. Worship was led by Rev. David Weber, whose message, based on Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 and 1 Peter 2:1-10, called the congregation to remember who they are, "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation." Then followed a decommissioning service. The Honorable Don Scheper, Mayor of McBain, shared a proclamation of appreciation, the Rev. John Best, General Presbyter, gave thanks for their witness, and the Rev. Linda Male, chairperson of the Administrative Commission, formally received the Session records.
First, McBain Church building
Elders Bob Marcus, Sandy Moffit, and Rev. John Best by church sign
From left to right, Rev. Linda Male, Elder Sandy Moffit, Rev. David Weber, Rev. John Best, Elder Bob Marcus