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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is with great sadness that We the Members of Lake City First Presbyterian witnessed the closing of our sister and yoked church. Our history together goes back many years. We pray that the members will find a new place to share their faith and continue life's journey. May God Bless You.