May 18, 2020
To the congregation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church:
We know that many of you have been wondering what is happening with our pastor search. That is not surprising! On Monday at a Zoom session meeting we voted on a plan that we will present to the Presbytery's Committee on Ministry on June 2. As soon as they act on it, we will share it with you. We hope that you can be patient for a little longer.
In this pandemic, all parts of society are straining to cope, including Old South Haven. We miss worshipping together, singing together, sitting together in our beautiful sanctuary, seeing the kids, having coffee together. We miss the reassurance of our shared concern for one another. Not all of that comes across on Zoom. And so we, the members of the Session, want to convey across the "social distance" what might be more obvious if we were physically together: The plan that we will present to the Presbytery was made with careful thought and much prayer. We have considered our needs, our history, our future, and our finances. We believe this plan will energize our church and help us to experience God's love and share it in the world.