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Photo Blog: Pastor B's Surprise Credential Ceremony

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b-laughingOn Sabbath, January 5, Pastor Johns surprised Pastor B with visitors from the Columbia Union - (president Dave Weigley, executive secretary Rob Vandeman and treasurer Seth Bardu) - and the Allegheny East Conference (ministerial secretary Stephen Richardson) to celebrate her receipt of her revised ministerial credentials.  The credentials now say "ordained", instead of "commissioned".

You can read all of the details on the Columbia Union's website.  You can watch a recording of the ceremony below, as well as see pictures from the day (courtesy Claudette Smith).  We are so excited for and proud of Pastor B!  :-)



[Minister of Music Theo Milford leading out in Metro's new welcome song "Welcome to Metropolitan"]



[Pastor B enjoys a good laugh]



[Pastor Robert Edwards, former executive pastor at Metro, talking to Pastor B and the congregation via FaceTime]



[Columbia Union Treasurer Seth Bardu helps Pastor B into her graduation gown]



[Union President Dave Weigley shared some words with the congregation and exhorted and affirmed Pastor B]



[Pastor Stephen Richardson (you can just see his hands on the mic), ministerial secretary of Allegheny East Conference,
offered the dedicatory prayer]



[The credentials]



[Monique Griffiths sang one of Pastor B's favorites, "It Ain't Over", after the prayer]



[Pastor Johns closes out a wonderful day]



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