The Pastoral Nominating Committee is pleased to announce an Open House Meet & Greet in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, May 14, from 4:00-6:00 PM, for the purpose of meeting their recommended pastoral candidate and family.
Please stop by! All members and friends of South Church are urged to attend for a few moments or the whole time to acquaint yourselves with the person who will be preaching a sermon-of-call on Sunday, May 15th.
At the Open House you will finally be able to know this person by name and learn more specifically about him/her. Because the candidate currently serves a congregation elsewhere, it is essential that confidentiality is honored until that weekend-of-call so that the candidate has the opportunity, upon receiving the official call to South after your vote, to give notice to the current church served. This is the process of Search and Call in most Protestant Churches except when the called candidate is not serving elsewhere and confidentiality ceases to be an issue.
Immediately following the May 15th worship service, the candidate and family will leave the sanctuary and Interim Pastor Jane Ann will moderate a Congregational Meeting, during which the Pastoral Nominating Committee will describe how they arrived at their candidate recommendation. Church members will then vote to call the candidate to be the new pastor for South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry.
And we are glad to announce that there will be professional childcare available on Sunday morning for worship and the following meeting so that all members are able to fully participate in the calling of our new pastor!