Sunday, May 20
Between Services in the Library
You are invited to a Retirement Reception for Pastor Gary Deaville to express appreciation for his service as our Mature Adult Pastor since 2012. Join us in thanking him and sharing your appreciation. Cards and notes are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Kim and Sharon plan to be a part of and serve at New Covenant for many years to come!
Through Gary’s 5½ years here at NCBC as Mature Adult Pastor, Gary has been a shepherd to us through phone calls, hospital and nursing home visits, leading GriefShare, overseeing Young at Heart, and involved in four ABFs. He especially enjoyed his opportunities to disciple several men, and counsel and pray with people, which is his heart and giftedness. Seeing people grow in the Lord gives him joy.
After 43 years of pastoral ministry, Gary and Carol are going to take a break from it, relax, travel, go see the grandsons in California, and are looking forward to visiting other churches in the Cedar Rapids area to experience how God is working here. They are planning to stay in Cedar Rapids for now.
The Deavilles express, “Thank you for your love and support over these years. It was a pleasure to serve God together.”