Along with Pastor Grace and the rest of the church staff, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee is excited for the New Year and the start of Pastor Tom Rawlinson’s service to Community UMC as a new pastor.

We have scheduled three in-church activities to welcome Pastor Tom to Community.  There are also some in-home events being offered and scheduled.  If you would like to host a home gathering as a way to welcome and visit with Tom, that’s fantastic, and we ask that you coordinate this through the SPRC, as a way to avoid crowding these events.

There are two informal coffees, hosted by the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, scheduled on:

  • Informal Coffee, Tues, Jan 3, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Room 307
  • Informal Coffee, Thurs, Jan 5, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Room 101

Come when you can during the hour and stay as long as you’d like.  Even if you can spare only ten minutes, this is a great chance to greet and welcome our new pastor.

Also, we’ll be holding a noon potluck luncheon in Fellowship Hall after the OnCenter contemporary service as another opportunity to meet and visit with Pastor Tom:

  • Potluck Luncheon, Sun Jan 8, 12:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

The SPRC will provide sandwiches and a welcome cake, and attendees should bring salads and other sides (not desserts).

We do hope you will be able to join us at one or more of these events!