By the time you read this I will have conducted my last services at Calvin before moving to Jacksonville to continue to answer God's call
for me there.
My five years here has been both filled with grace and love to an extent that I cannot begin to convey to you.
You are and always will be our precious brothers and sisters, wherever Christ calls us to be in the future.
I want to thank you for your prayers throughout these five years,
your encouragement and honest reflective comments along the way
and most of all your willingness to consider the many ways you have made Christ known by making a difference in the lives of so many people.
Your love and kindness have given me the courage and strength to follow God's will more boldly as I have enjoyed your trust in me.
I also want to thank the elders, deacons, staff, and all those who have volunteered so much time and effort in our worship and mission together.
You are a special church and anyone you choose to grow with you in the future as your pastor will be richly blessed.
I am truly excited prayerfully contemplating how God will continue to mold and guide you in the years to come.
As I have said before as your pastor, I say now as your friend, please call me and chat with me any time.
There will always be a warm welcome if you should come out east to coastal Carolina and I am really hoping that some of you will be able to.
As for now remember this, it is a not quite as often quoted blessing of the old Kirk,
May your day be filled with blessings
Like the sun that lights the sky,
And may you always have the courage
To spread your wings and fly!