Ferrisburgh church celebrates more than Mother's Day

FERRISBURGH On May 11, the people of the Ferrisburgh Center Community United Methodist Church marked a special day with a community wide celebration. Having installed new furnaces last year and having recently completed building a new entrance for the fellowship hall on the lower level of their building, the church celebrated having a church that is more handicapped accessible, safer, warmer, more fuel efficient, and more welcoming to the community. This celebration was the occasion for a rededication of the church building. Officiating at the service were JoAnne LaBerge, chairperson of the churchs board of trustees, the Rev. Holly Nye, conference minister for the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert Lowenthal, Green Mountain district superintendent, and the Rev. George Klohck, pastor of the Ferrisburgh Church. Noting that this celebration was taking place on Pentecost, the day that Christian churches remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to give birth to the church, Rev. Nye gave a sermon entitled, A Strong Wind and a Fresh Breeze. With this theme she asked church members to listen for the Spirit and follow the new ways God is calling the Church to serve in these times. This day was also Mothers Day. Mothers past, present, and future were celebrated and prayed for. Honoring his mother, Anna Husk, who is the churchs music director, Matt Husk came to sing in the service with two friends who form a vocal trio. A reception followed the dedication ceremonies. The church was honored with the presence of community leaders and also volunteers who had contributed labor and material to help make the renovations possible.

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