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‘The Day That Always Comes…’

The day you graduate and leave school.

The day you leave one stage of life and enter a new one.

The day you leave one job for another.

And the day you retire.

I now have a date (June 30th) where the 42 year chapter of my life as an ordained minister of the Gospel will close, the chapter where I could write after my name: ‘Lead Pastor of Butler UMC’ will close, and the chapter of being ‘Mike’ and the founder of ‘COB Boatworks’ (COB = Cranky Old Bas…well, umm, Booger) will begin. 

The last eleven years have been a great adventure and a gift and I can only hope that I have reflected back to you even a small portion of all that you have given me. 

Some of you might be wondering, ‘Why now?’  The answer to that is, believe it or not, it’s the right time.  I have been seeing signs, both large and small, in my head and heart that were clearly to me whispers from God.  Even in the face of Covid I have faith that we will all be in a place come June that will be better than it has been since March of 2020.

Most especially I have faith that God will be in the process of bringing a new voice, a new leader, a new pastor to this place and that together you all will find your way forward with them to the places God is calling you to be. 

In between please know that you are welcome to share your thoughts and feelings with me and that I will do everything I can to express my thanks, gratitude, and hopes for your tomorrow. 

Pastor Mike

Butler United Methodist Church

5 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, NJ 07405 | Phone: 973-838-2026 | Fax: 973-838-8821 |

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