With the change in pastors this summer, the annual conference has asked us to set moving dates. Mattoon First is the first in a string of pastoral moves that will involve at least four pastors. All pastors, no matter when they move their families, begin their formal duties at their new churches simultaneously, on July 1. And the aim is to get all the pastors moved to their new appointments by that date.
Keeping this in mind, and in order to give others down the line time to get moved...and churches to have time to prepare the parsonages for their new residents, Jie and I will be moving our of the Western Avenue Heights parsonage on June 10.
We have not heard a firm date for the Krost family arrival, but it is likely to be June 15...give or take a couple days. I'll let you know more when I hear from Todd.
The trustees, under the direction of their chair, Randy McDowell, will supervise the work that needs to be done to prepare for the Krosts. He will be letting all of you know what you can do to help as he makes his lists.