WELCOME REV. DIANE ZEHR, INTERIM MINISTER

THIS SUNDAY ~ We welcome Rev. Diane Zehr to the pulpit as our Interim Senior Minister!  Give her a Hazelwood Welcome!!  Diane’s sermon title is “Defining Moments.”

Here are a few words from Rev. Diane:

“Transitions are hard, my 18 month-old nephew, Carter, knows this. When his mother drops him off at Grandma Jo’s house for a few hours, it takes him a while to get over her leaving, and to be able to trust Grandma Jo to care for him.

“As a congregation, you have been in transition for some time now. As Rev. Colby left; as Rev. James so capably stepped in; as your staff and leadership, and search committee worked hard; hopefully you began to see and trust that the life of this vital congregation can and will go forward to continue to grow and thrive.

“Now there is another transition. I have joined your journey as Interim Senior Minister. It will take us a little while to know each other and see how we will work and play together in the Spirit of Christ, and to the glory of God, in this community and in the world. Looking forward to knowing you.”

Rev. Diane Zehr