UCC welcomes sabbatical pastor to church

Rev. Boteler plans to take sabbatical leave July 12

Union Congregational United Church of Christ was so excited to announce in October 2019 that they were the recipients of a National Clergy Renewal Grant funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant, totaling $46,618, would allow the church to hire a Sabbatical Interim for three months, plus cover expenses for their pastor to be on sabbatical leave. This was all to take place in the summer of 2020. Then Covid-19 happened. Plans for an interim got cancelled and sabbatical leave was put on hold.

As 2021 unfolded with vaccines and declines in active cases in most of the world, the church got back to p...


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