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October 7, 2018 Heard and Seen in Church


Heard  in Church on October 7, 2018


Michelle Seif will be coming home in a couple weeks.

 Judy Hampton, John’s mother, was in church with him.

Dick announced that he had a bladder and lung biopsy last week and waiting for results.

John Tobias announced that Athens schools collected 9200 cans of food.  John’s son, Ben,  has a new job out east.

Ted & Carolyn Roth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week!

Tom Yokley announced that the local police department and the Spaulding police department collected two truckloads of goods to go for hurricane relief.


Carol Sims and Cathy Fowler helping Dick serve communion.
John Hampton and his mother Judy!
Pastor Meredith Brown
Pastor Meredith Brown

REV. MEREDITH MANNING BROWN, Interim Pastor Rev. Meredith Manning Brown is an experienced pastor and ministry leader, focused on innovative congregations and spiritual entrepreneurship. With decades of ministry leadership experience, Meredith has led multiple new church planting efforts, pastored through several church revitalization and growth projects, and served in senior ministry staff positions in large and small congregations across the United States. Most recently, Pastor Meredith served as the Lead Planting Pastor for the new Evergreen United Methodist Faith Community in Lacey, Washington, an innovative, neighborhood-based, progressive, intergenerational community focused on connecting with people who don’t know, don’t like or have had enough of church as usual. Through her coaching and consulting ministry ( Pastor Meredith shares her experience and perspective to support leaders seeking to integrate their spiritual practices, their missional callings, and their household relationships into their busy lives as innovators and leaders in the church, businesses, and public life.
 Pastor Meredith is a United Methodist Elder with membership in the New England Conference. A native of Austin, Texas, she is a proud graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana where she completed a B.A. in religion, a B.M. in sacred music, and a Certificate of Church Careers. She holds a Master in Sacred Music degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology. Pastor Meredith lives in Springfield with her delightful husband, two active teen-aged daughters, and a lazy housecat. She is also a happy experimental baker, loves to go adventuring with her family, and is the holder of the Brown Family Tournament of Games and Round-Robin Classic record for the most yahtzees rolled in a single game.