Service of Farewell for Dale Rosenberger
On Sunday, September 20, we held a special Service of Farewell for Reverend Dale Rosenberger, to commemorate his retirement after 41 years in ministry, the last nine years with our church.
Dale preached his final sermon,”What It’s All About,”and his daughter Lise spoke about his life and career in ministry. We presented Dale and Cecile with special gifts from the congregation, and he presented us with the gift of hope.
Deacons chair Nancy Sheed highlighted nine experiences that Dale shared with us over the years, and Terry Brewer read a letter from Pastor Emeritus Ron Evans. In a final, moving ceremony, Diana Beecher from the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ led us in the Vows of Release and a Declaration of Parting.
We wish Dale well in his retirement and we are grateful for all he shared with our congregation during the past nine years. If you were not able to be with us in person or livestream, you can see the video of the Service of Farewell here, and enjoy the special musical selections and tributes that were presented.