The North Ferrisburgh UMC held a barbecue dinner for the Ferrisburgh Fire Department and their families on June 22nd. Below are photos of preparations, demonstrations by the Fire Department, the blessing, and sharing.
From Shannon and Lloyd
Dear NFUMC Family,
It is with a heavy heart that we share some truly bittersweet news with you all. Lloyd has accepted a job in Southborough, Massachusetts at an independent school called Fay School and we will be moving there in August. The blessing is that this job provides on campus housing, food, and access to all the boarding school has to offer which means that Shannon will be able to pause her career to stay home and take care of Jazz. Being able to take care of Jazz and be home for Aidan after school is a luxury we did not ever think we would be able to experience! But God really does work in mysterious ways, and when Lloyd’s former college classmate wrote to him about applying to this “great school in Mass”, one thing quickly led to another and before we knew it, they were offering Lloyd the job.
It is difficult to express our sadness about leaving this church community. You have watched us meet, fall in love, get married, and begin our family together. You have supported us with unbelievable love and generosity for nearly five years and we mean it when we say that this church will remain in our hearts forever. You may never know how much your faithfulness, kindness, musicianship, and friendship have meant to us…so for now we will simply say thank you.
Lloyd, Shannon, Aidan and Jazz
What a blessing God has given us that we have enjoyed Lloyd’s amazing music leadership for 5 years! Shannon, Aidan and Jazz are major blessings as well. There is grief in losing them, even as we are glad they have found something so good for them all.
I hope we will always be inspired by their level of faith, and their commitment to our church family. Lloyd and Shannon will still be our summer intergenerational family events organizers as promised. They will be leaving mid-August for their new opportunity.
Please keep Staff Parish Committee in your prayers as we work to find someone to lead our music ministry and build on all that Lloyd has accomplished with us. Our Staff Parish Committee will be meeting soon to plan this transition. They are: Linda Field, Lay Leader, Lorna Brown, Chair of Staff Parish and members: Ray Vincent, Stan Field, Pam Taylor, Peter Curler, Clare Conner, Sue Stoner, Carole Stoneking, Kris Nelson
We appreciate your prayers,
Enjoy the video of our excellent Christmas Pageant directed by Janette Dumont and “starring” our youth.