Celebrating Rev. Barbara Ruth
The First Church community is invited to show their love and appreciation for the Reverend Barbara Ruth by celebrating her life-long ministry in the United Methodist church at a reception following the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 28th.
Barbara will conclude her 40-year, full-time pastoral ministry that Sunday and she will be preaching in the sanctuary for both services. You don’t want to miss
this opportunity to say goodbye and thank you.
As a congregation, we are collecting a Love Offering that will be given to Barbara. Checks should be made out to FUMC and cash should be placed in offering envelopes, both marked “Barbara Love Offering.”
Cards, letters, and notes of appreciation can also be placed in a basket in the sanctuary foyer on June 28th, as well as in a basket in the Great Hall during the reception for Barbara.
Special thanks to the Downtowners’ Sunday School Class for hosting Barbara’s celebration reception.