On Sunday June 24th we said goodbye to Pastor Karen after 9 years of service to St. Johns UCC Allentown. The service and Luncheon held that day were very special both to Pastor Karen and to our congregation and guests.
There were tributes to Pastor Karen by the Consistory President Ralph Todd, Len Kesselring from the PNEC, Sunday School Leader Nancy Rissell, The Trinity Choir and a special solo from Abby Garrigan. Pastor Karen received several presents from the leaders and congregation of the church.
After the service we all gathered in the Social Hall for a buffet Luncheon prepared by the congregation. Pastor Karen enjoyed the lunch and enjoyed sharing the service and luncheon with her visiting family members.
We will all miss Pastor Karen very much and wish her and Jim a happy, healthy and meaningful retirement.
THANK YOU Pastor Karen!!!