What a Sunday we had today as we welcomed our new Senior Pastor, Doug Knight, his wife Suanne and their three children to our church. The service saw our building packed to the rafters with expectation, happy faces, lots of kids and important members of our community. All three levels of Government brought commendations and well wishes; the Mayor, Paul Green, State member, Shelley Hancock and Federal member, Joanna Gash. Pastor Doug, who had previously been the Chaplain in the two local high schools, also had friends and previous colleagues travel from all over the state to share in the special day.
In his first sermon as Pastor, Doug challenged the church to put into action the call of Jesus to his disciples – “Take up your cross and follow me”. Following a fantastic service we enjoyed a great lunch with a lot of excited chatting and fellowship. Perhaps the happiest face of all was that of Pastor Bill, who having retired from the Pastorate will now enjoy a long, well earned holiday with his beautiful wife Carol. Great times ahead for MUBC. Soli Deo Gloria! Glory to God alone.