Pastor Transition Schedule (6/22 – 6/29)

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Last night (June 8) we celebrated the ministry of our pastors; Rev. Kee Young Yang and Rev. Dr. Larry Potts.  But our time with them is running short.  Here’s the schedule for the upcoming Sundays during this transition period…

June 15

  • Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee’s last Sunday with us.

June 22

  • No clergy will be present, but God’s work continues.  The choirs will lead a service looking back at our heritage and praising God for our church.  It will be a celebration of God’s faithfulness. Click Here to read more about this service.  There will be no sermon during these services.

June 29

  • The laity will lead both services.   We will look ahead to consider how we can be faithful to the heritage God has given us in order to go out into our communities and make disciples.  The message will be given by Larry Bakely, Lay Leader.

July 6

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton will begin his leadership as our pastor.  Pastor Jim will conduct both services, and we’ll welcome him, Judy, and their daughters Rebecca and Lindsey to Pitman.


So what happens between June 15 and July 1?

June 15 will mark the final day at PUMC for both of our pastors.  Pastor Kee and Pastor Larry will enter a time of personal transition (and packing) as they prepare for the move to their new appointments.

Pastor Larry’s final Sunday with us as our senior pastor will be on June 15.  At that time he will discontinue normal office hours and end his normal involvement in the day to day operations of the church. However, he will technically remain our senior pastor until July 1 when Rev. Bolton’s appointment begins.

Between June 15 and June 30 Pastor Larry will be available for emergency pastoral needs.   If a crisis arises, contact the church office.

On July 1, Rev. Bolton will become our senior pastor and Rev.  Potts will become the pastor of the Franklinville UMC.  We have only one senior pastor at a time.

This schedule is given by the Conference; all churches with new appointments throughout the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference are following similar schedules.  This two week period gives clergy a pause to “take a breath” and  “shift gears” before entering into their new responsibilities in a new home.




We are indeed a Connectional Church. As we prepare for the arrival of our new pastor, Rev. Jim Bolton, the Franklinville UMC prepares for the arrival of Rev. Larry Potts as their new pastor.

Both churches share in prayer for each other, for our “outgoing pastor” and for our “incoming pastor.”


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