Over 100 First Congregational Church of Bethel members and friends joined together at a pot-luck dinner Saturday night to say good bye to their minister of 13 years, Rev. Dr. Sheldon T Smith and his wife Nancy.
The couple are retiring from the ministry after over 40 years of faithful service. In addition to dinner, the attendees enjoyed a lovely poem from member Carole Furlong, lots of laughs and a multimedia slide show created by member David Oskandy.
FCCB will initiate a search for a full time pastor this year while Laura Westby will serve as interim pastor during the search process.