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Farewell celebration for Rev. Lowell on June 15 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 09, 2014 6:38 PM

PAULDING – The Paulding United Methodist Church is getting ready to say “good bye” to the Rev. Ben and Judy Lowell. Pastor Ben is retiring from full-time ministry and will be moving to Rawson, where he will be serving a smaller congregation part-time.

On Sunday, June 15, the Paulding UMC, 312 N. Williams St., will be hosting a celebration of his ministry to the congregation and the community. Realizing that Pastor Ben has not only been the church’s pastor but also ministered to many in the area, the invitation is extended to the community to participate in this special day.

The day will begin with worship service at 9:45 a.m. as usual. Around 11:15 a.m., a meal will be provided in the fellowship hall and at 12:30 p.m. there will be a program, also in Fellowship Hall. This time together will include presentation of gifts from the congregation as well as a time of sharing memories.

The planning committee realizes this is Father’s Day and does not want to take a large portion of your day, but they do hope that people will be able to attend for at least part of the celebration. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to send a card or note to Rev. Ben and Judy Lowell “Celebration”, Paulding UMC Office, 308 N. Main St., Paulding OH 45879.

The Lowells’ last Sunday leading worship in Paulding will be June 22. At this worship service, a special blessing will be pronounced upon Pastor Ben and Judy.