Dear Colleagues and Friends in Ministry,
I write to let you know that our colleague, friend, teacher and companion in Christ, the Reverend Dr. Peter Gomes, died on February 28, 2011. An American Baptist minister, Rev. Gomes shaped the lives and enlivened the faith of countless students, ministers and disciples across denominational lines through his prolific and provocative writing, teaching and preaching. Let us offer Rev. Gomes' family our prayers and confidence that through Christ, he has found life everlasting.
When information about his memorial service becomes available, you will be able to find it here:
For more information about Rev. Gomes' life and ministry, see this obit in the New York Times:
and his page on the Harvard Divinity School web site:
The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal,
Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC