As you know, Pastor Michael has been appointed to Trinity UMC in Hutchinson, KS. His last Sunday with us will be June 7. Our Transition Team has been hard at work, planning a meaningful farewell for our beloved pastor and friend.
June 7 Celebration (Virtual)
While we will not be able to have an in-person gathering before Michael leaves, he has shared that
handwritten cards and letters are extremely meaningful to him and would be cherished for decades to come. We will present cards and letters from the congregation to Pastor Michael during online worship on June 7.
As we've all grown to love the entire Tomson-DeGreef family, we encourage you to include cards and letters to other individuals in the family as well. Also, while cards will be cherished, please know Michael is available for phone calls as well.
Please mail your cards and letters to the church no later than May 31. You can also drop them off in our prayer mailbox, located in the prayer garden at the front of the church.
Future reunion (in-person)
Once we are able to safely gather in large crowds again, Pastor Michael will come back for a celebratory reunion. Likewise, Pastor Mitch Todd will return to Mulvane for a reunion. Of course, we are unable to set a date for this event at this time.
If you have a gift for Michael that can not be mailed, this event would be a great time to give it to him. We will also show a compilation of video messages from our congregation. If you'd like to be included, feel free to email us a video now.
Videos can include a quick farewell, meaningful sentiments or even a little music. Feel free to get creative, just keep it under 15 seconds. Videos can be shot using cellphones, computers, tablets, DSLR's — whatever you have available.