This Sunday we are rejoined by Reverend Don Whitcomb*. He shares how the gospel is manifest within our community. He explores, through stories of individuals and families of his over 30 years in ministry, how we can embody the Gospel and how the church can manifest God's presence.
Bible Text- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
*About Pastor Don:
Like Pastor Dave, Don Whitcomb has roots in central Florida. Since his Dad was Supervisor of Citrus and Vegetable Inspection for the Fla. Dep't. of Agriculture, he and his 2 brothers spent their lives in the part of the state largely given over to citrus groves. Graduating from High School in Avon Park in 1964, he then graduated with a B.A. in Religion from Fla. Presbyterian (now Eckerd) College in St. Petersburg, in 1968. He then went north to suburban Boston, to Andover Newton Theological School, the oldest Protestant Seminary in the US, where he graduated with a M.Div. in 1971. While there he met his wife, Jean Tschudy Whitcomb, from Wisconsin, who earned her Master's in Religious Education, also in 1971. From May of 1972 through June of 2013, Don served as Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Paxton, a suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts, and was honored to be made Pastor Emeritus of the Paxton Church upon retirement. While Don is an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ, Jean is a Commissioned Minister, and served the Church in Paxton as Minister of Music and Education during the same time period. Moving to Hermosa Beach in August of 2013, Don and Jean joined the closest UCC parish to them, Manhattan Beach Community Church, in early 2014. Don has Preached at MBCC often, and he and Jean have served Communion there several times, as they will again this July. Don also relishes his involvement at Seaside, where as of May 21st, he will have Preached 11 times. Don finds Seaside-its Pastor, Staff , and people very welcoming to him and attends as often as he can, even when he doesn't Preach or lead Worship.
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