Sunday, February 12, 2017, Beloved Community Church UCC celebrated the installation of Rev. Jennifer Sanders, the second minister to serve as head pastor of our congregation since our founding in 2000.
The service of installation celebrated the covenant between Rev. Jennifer, Beloved Community Church, the United Church of Christ and the wider community.
Rev. June Boutwell, outgoing Conference Minister of the Southeast Conference UCC, represented the broader UCC conference along with Marcia Bently from the UCC Board of Ordained Ministry.
Denyse Thornley-Brown represented Beloved Community Church’s council as church moderator.
Rev. Jennifer chose Romans 12 as the scripture reading for the occasion.
In addition to members of Beloved and local UCC congregations, ministers from neighboring congregations and numerous community members attended the installation and celebration.
All in attendance were invited to give a charge to Rev. Jennifer.
Beloved is thrilled to recognize the formal covenant with our called pastor. We give thanks to God and the friends and neighbors who participated in a wonderful service filled with love, good music from our Beloved Community Orchestra, fellowship and breaking bread together!