Rev. Richard Diekmann became our full time minister on September 27, 2015. He has served in UCC ministry over 35 years, most recently in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to that he served in Port St. Lucie, Florida for 25 years. Pastor Rick has decided to retire at the end of December of 2018. We wish him well as he heads back to Florida to be closer with his family, and a thank-you for the time he has served here with us here at Faith Church.
We appreciate your cooperation and ask for your prayers as we move forward first to find an interim Pastor, then continuing the search for a Called Pastor. The whole process may take quite a bit of time, so keep up those prayers for God’s discernment for His Church and Congregation here in Boston.
January 2019 Note from the Pastor…
By the time you will be reading this I will be on my way to Florida to begin a new stage of my life. Before I leave, however, I would like to furnish you with one last Prayer – a Prayer that you can use in your daily devotions.
PRAYER FOR THE PROMISES OF GOD
Dear loving Father, You control all things,
On earth and in heaven.
What are your promises for me?
I seek your Word, Lord, I seek your will.
Show me what your plans are for my life.
Your Greatness, comes from your
How faithful and holy you are!
Let me trust in your fidelity.
Let me trust in your promises.
Show them to me, oh Lord.
So that no matter what comes,
No matter how long it takes,
Your promise burns bright,
In the center of my heart.
And now I bid you all adieu and May God Bless You and Keep You all the days of your Life.
---- Pastor Rick
Supply Pastor Schedule:
Sunday, January 6 – Rev. Hugh Pratt
Sunday, January 20 – Rev. High Pratt – annual meeting
Sunday, January 27 – Conference Minister Rev. David Gaewski – coffee hour
Sunday, February 3 – Rev. Gary Burdick – communion – board installation
Sunday, February 10 – Rev. Gary Burdick - lunch followed by session led by Associate Conference Minister Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams
Sunday, February 17 – Rev. Steve Hall
Sunday, February 24 – open at this time
Sunday, March 3 – Rev. Steve Hall
Ash Wednesday – March 6 – Rev. Gary Burdick – 2 services – communion served at both services:
12 noon with soup lunch to follow
Sunday, March 10 – Rev. Steve Hall
Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams, Associate Conference Minister will be here to offer a program on Sunday, February 10 following worship. She will meet with the congregation downstairs after a simple lunch. She comes highly recommended so we feel very blessed we were able to reach her and she agreed to come in a timely manner. It is our hope that all the board members and many of the congregation will attend. This is a place for everyone to share their thoughts, and hopefully we can move forward another step or two.
The Search committee has met several times and we continue to work on updating our Church Profile. We are all looking forward to Rev. Gaewski’s visit on January 27 not only to preach but to guide our committee and this Church forward.