New Pastor Announcement!
Sebring UMC, April 18, 2020
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The following message is about the new pastor at Sebring UMC.
Effective July 1, 2020, Bishop Tracy S. Malone will appoint Pastor Fred Higgins as Pastor to both Berlin Center and Sebring UMCs. Pastor Fred is currently serving Lakeview UMC in the Canal district. He graduated from Kent State University with a Degree in Graphic Design. He will be retiring from Davis Graphic Communication Solutions to devote himself to ministry. Pastor Fred and his wife, Susan, have two adult children. Pastor Fred is particularly excited to join our community outreach to share the gospel.
There is be introductory brochures for you below to learn more about Pastor Fred. You can download it or read the images of it at the bottom.
Would you join me in prayer?
O God who prepares the way before us,
Thank you for bringing us a pastor who has the gifts we need at this time in our church life. Thank you for preparing Pastor Fred Higgins to be our pastor. Please prepare our hearts and our church to receive him and his gifts. Thank you for this chance to grow in faith and love together, and to reach our community with that love. We trust you will be with us for the bumps along the way, and to guide us into our next chapter. Thank you for holding us when the future seems uncertain, and for blessing us before we are even aware of it. Thank you for Pastor Shane’s ministry among us. Bless him and Angela and the boys as they begin a new chapter. Bless us, the people of Berlin Center and Sebring UMCs, and keep us faithful to you and what you call us to do.
We also lift up to you in prayer the Lakeview UMC as they learn that their beloved pastor is moving. We pray that you comfort them, and provide them with another pastor to lead them.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who calls all of us to follow him, amen.