This has not been an easy journey for them and it will not be without pain and difficulties ahead. But, MCBC is committed to walk with them. They are in the process of searching for a pastor. What I believe is needed is someone with strong Anabaptist belief and practice, someone who can help re-establish unity, and is able to nurture healing and new hope.
Dave Friesen (and Doris) is going to serve as interim pastor for a month, starting October 24th. MCBC is helping to provide interim ministry as well as working with their search committee to find long-term pastoral leadership.
A Covenant-signing service is being planned for November 23rd, so if any of you are interested in going up to Burns Lake to celebrate with them, let me know. We are hoping to take a 15-passenger van, driving up on the 22nd and returning on the 24th.