Supply Minister Announcement
As you will have read in the Catching Up with Emily Gordon post, Emily is planning on taking pregnancy leave as she and Nikhil welcome the arrival of their new family member. The 17 week pregnancy leave will begin Nov. 14th, so she plans to be back in time for Easter, with Nikhil taking parental leave starting mid-March.
We are now pleased to announce that a supply minister has been chosen for the time Emily will be away. The Rev. Warren McDougall is a recently retired minister, who brings extensive ministry experience, mostly recently at Richmond Hill United Church. Warren and Emily have already begun meeting to ensure there is a smooth transition in November.
For those of you who would like to meet Warren before he begins on November 13th, be sure to join us for the October 29th worship service which Warren plans to attend. This service will also be a celebration of our past (the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, as well as the previous anniversary of Leaside United Church, and of the amalgamation of Presteign and Woodbine United Churches – of course, we now have a new anniversary for our new congregation in June!) and an opportunity to look forward to the new beginnings in our future. See you then!