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Welcome to Reverend Baxter!| Board of Deacons.
We are so very pleased to welcome Rev. Baxter Chism, his wife, Christina, and his daughter, Lainey, (and their two dogs, too) to our Tewksbury Congregational Church Family.
Please join us THIS SUNDAY and every Sunday this summer to warmly welcome them.
If you feel so inclined, please consider wearing a nametag so that they can learn our names more easily.
Sunday: Lemonade & Cookies on the Lawn!| Board of Deacons.
In celebration of Rev. Baxter's first official Sunday at TCC, please join us for lemonade and cookies on the front lawn after worship. If the weather does not cooperate, we will relocate to the Vestry.
Rev. Baxter Chism| Stephanie Muse.
We welcome Rev. Baxter Chism as our 24th Settled Pastor will be on Sunday, June 24th. Rev. Baxter, his wife Christina and his daughter Laynie will be arriving in Tewksbury earlier that week. The Chism family will be living in the parsonage for the time being.
Here are a few details about Baxter and his family: He is originally from Clanton Alabama and is a graduate of Auburn University (Auburn, AL) where he received a B.S. in Business Administration (MIS). He was called into ministry in 2002 and completed his Masters of Divinity at Memphis Theological Seminary (Memphis, TN) in 2007. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Chism has served several United Methodist churches as Senior Pastor since 2005 and is currently transitioning his ministry to the United Church of Christ. He enjoys cooking, reading and rooting for the Auburn Tigers and the Boston Red Sox. Christina Chism is from Montgomery, AL and holds two degrees from Auburn University. Daughter Laynie is an active one and a half-year-old who enjoys eating out and having mom and dad chase after her toys.
For those who might be new to TCC, Rev. Baxter follows Rev. Dr. Norman Bendroth, who served as our Interim Minister for 2 1/2 years. Rev. Norm was hired by the church to serve as our Interim Minister after Rev. Jonathan Goodell moved on after his service of approximately 15 years. In the UCC tradition, Interim ministers are only contracted to fill in the gap between settled pastors.
Please join us and Rev. Baxter Chism for his first Sunday service at TCC, Sunday, June 24th at 9:30 am.
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Wanted: Usher Team Members| Stephanie Muse.
The Ushers are currently in need of more team members. Time commitment varies. Training provided. Please contact Stephanie Muse if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-604-9631 .