CHURCH NEWS – November 2015

CHURCH NEWS – November 2015

Oct 28, 2015

The Connecting Church Calls Senior Pastor and Director of Youth Ministry

On August 29, following a special business meeting to discuss the recommendation of their Pastoral Search Committee, The Connecting Church (Milton, WI) voted to call Rev. Nathan Crandall as their new Senior Pastor.


Pastor Nate had been serving as Interim Senior Pastor since June and had been serving as an Associate Pastor at The Connecting Church for years.

Also on August 29, Chad Ochs was named as Director of Youth Ministry.



Assistant Pastor Installed at Shiloh

On Sabbath October 10, the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Shiloh installed their new Assistant Pastor, Philip Lawton. While Shiloh has hosted many future pastors over the years, Phil is the first to serve in this capacity in several decades. The journey to this time and place was reflected in Phil’s testimony during the morning worship service.


Phil shared how faithful God has been, especially through the past few years. Even when doors seemingly appeared to close, God was working all things together for good. God used a willingness to serve at Jersey Oaks Camp and General Conference this summer as a gentle reminder of Phil’s calling into full-time ministry. At the end of the summer, it became clear to both the church and Phil that God wanted him to continue serving in Shiloh.

Church moderator, Frank A. Mazza, called for a vote to accept Phil’s membership into the Shiloh Church which was unanimously approved. Deacon Bill Probasco presented Phil with a License to Preach on behalf of the congregation. This license acknowledges and supports Phil’s position as one who is set apart to preach God’s word. Following the worship service, everyone enjoyed a time of fellowship and refreshments. We praise God for all He has done, and lift thanks for all He will continue to do through his people!

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