WONDERFUL NEWS June 12, 2018
Sunday June 17 10:30am William Min will Preach for the Call to First Presbyterian Church
Penetanguishene, Vote Immediately Following
The Session of First Presbyterian Church has approved the Search Committee’s recommendation to invite William Min to Preach for the Call on Sunday, June 17 at 10:30am. William comes highly recommended by his references. William’s personal profile closely aligned with First’s congregational profile. The search committee unanimously and excitedly approved proceeding with their recommendation. I have attached a copy of William’s bio.
Immediately following this worship service, there will be a necessary and required Congregational Meeting at which time members will vote to decide if we want William to be our next minister. If we agree, then we will all – members and adherents – “sign the call”, a form which Presbytery will receive and which will prove that this is, indeed, our congregational wish. Only with a large turn out will Presbytery be assured that the majority of the congregation approve the ordination of William as our minister.
Saturday June 16 MEET AND GREET 4:30-5:30pm Since the Congregational Meeting immediately follows the Sunday service, there will be no time for the congregation to meet and get to know William and his family at the June 17 service. To remedy this situation, we are inviting everyone to a Meet and Greet on the afternoon before William preaches, Saturday afternoon, June 16, from 4:30–5:30 pm at the church.
Please come, bring your family and welcome William, his wife, Tori and three young children Abel, Aiden, and Ewan. to our church home and to our community. Please make time in your busy Saturday schedule to come out and meet this young family. First is truly blessed with these exciting opportunities.
Sincere appreciation to our Search Team for patiently, prayfully working toward filling the vacancy here at First. We feel very blessed to have this great committee, the committee chairperson Stephan VanPletsen and our Interim Moderator, Rev. Barry Doner, guiding us.
Shirley Spearn on behalf of Session
William Min was born in Montreal, Québec in 1987, but spent most of his time growing up in Toronto and Newfoundland. He is the youngest of a minister’s four children. Though he grew up a Christian, his faith did not become a personal journey until his time at the University of Toronto. While studying Digital Media and Fine Arts he met his beautiful wife Tori and was heavily involved in Agape Impact, a campus ministry. There he participated in campus evangelism, various mission trips and developed a passion for worship and ministry and graduated with the hopes of doing cultural/urban mission work. After spending sometime working he began his part time studies at Tyndale Seminary and his first position as a Youth Pastor. In the following years he got married, moved his place of ministry, left his secular job, began full time studies at Knox, and had two children. These last few years marked the most significant time of growth for him. He discovered a love for preaching the Word of God, and continues to joyfully struggle with whom God is calling him to be. It was during this time where he received and confirmed God’s call to ordained ministry of Word and Sacrament. His family has most recently welcomed their third child.