The Annual Meeting Planning Committee announced this week that Associate Conference Minister Peter Wells, who is retiring after having served on the staff for 11 years, will be honored at the 214th Annual Meeting in Sturbridge in June.
On Friday, June 14, Wells will preach at the closing worship service, which will include a liturgy of blessing and farewell. A reception in his honor will follow the worship service.
The committee is sending the following email to delegates and churches on Thursday, May 9:
"After 11 years of ministry with and among us, the Rev. Dr. Peter Wells will be retiring from his service as Association Conference Minister with our Conference on August 1st of 2013. Peter's vision and voice have helped heal, guide, and inspire pastors and churches across the Commonwealth, nation and globe. On Friday evening of our Annual Meeting Peter will offer his reflections and insights at our closing worship time. This worship will include a "Liturgy of Blessing and Farewell" to celebrate and recognize his impact on all of us. There will be a reception in Peter's honor following the worship service. We hope you will join us as we gather in recognition and appreciation of all Peter has accomplished among us."
Related article: Peter Wells announces plans to retire (March 22, 2013)