Please come and meet our sabbatical interim pastor, Rev. Cindy Maybeck, on June 12th. She sent us this introduction to help us get to know her better:
With great joy and thanksgiving, I accepted your call to be sabbatical interim pastor at West Concord Union Church this summer. So let me introduce myself. I have been a pastor in churches here in Massachusetts since 1990: a decade at Bethany Christian United Parish in Worcester and 13 years at Trinity Church in Northborough. I love ministry, especially preaching. I love the church, especially the people. I love teaching about scripture in the Bible. I bring an intelligence, enthusiasm and warmth to ministry, along with a sense of humor.
Three years ago, I responded to a call from God to create a new ministry outside the local church. Spirit Story is a ministry of transformation for those in churches and those outside. My aim is to tell the biblical story with my own particular brand of passion and love to reinvigorate the faith of all who hear. You may take a peek at this ministry on my website www.cindymaybeck.com
Our summer outdoor setting of worship will be a lovely place to tell and hear sacred stories. I will be available for pastoral visits and look forward to meeting you. Please call on me to schedule a time for conversation. Stay tuned because plans are still in process, but summer programs may include S’mores and Stories by the campfire for all ages, Finding Our Story — a workshop to learn to tell your church story, or I Love to Tell the Story, a class to learn to tell a biblical story.
As your pastor enjoys the blessings of Sabbath this summer, I will provide you with a fresh new look at scriptures and stories. I will be present to guide you on your walk of faith. I am pleased to provide spiritual leadership to you during this season of summer stories. And when Pastor Hannah returns, you and she will both be renewed in your precious ministry together at West Concord Union Church.
–Rev. Cindy Maybeck