Honoring Cal Mutti as Pastor Emeritus

By a joyous, unanimous vote of Annual Meeting, the congregation has decided to honor the Reverend Cal Mutti, our 17th Senior Pastor, as our Pastor Emeritus.Sunday, May 6 will be a special day in the life of our church and I hope you will join us as we celebrate former Senior Pastor Cal Mutti’s loving, faithful ministry by naming him Pastor Emeritus. This honor was unanimously endorsed by the gathered body at our Annual Meeting on January 31st of this year.

In United Church of Christ tradition, the title of Pastor Emeritus is conferred to “honor a person whose lengthy ministry in that local church has been one of distinguished service”. It comes with no professional responsibilities or requirements, but instead is a way of declaring our gratitude, esteem and honor for Pastor Cal’s leadership of South Church over nineteen years of vibrant ministry.

Cal and Karen Mutti look forward to connecting with old friends and hope you can stop by the open house at the parsonage on Saturday, May 5 from 2-4 pm. Please help to spread the word to the greater Andover community that all who wish an informal visit with Cal and Karen are welcome.

The recognition ceremony will be part of our Sunday worship service, followed by a beautiful luncheon and time of celebration in Fellowship Hall, to which everyone is invited. Be you a long-time member or one new to the congregation, it will be a day of great joy and beloved community not to be missed!

If you’d like to help with the celebration, please contact Susan Johnston.