Letter from Pastor Nancy – August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

Greetings to all at SOTH!

The last several weeks have been a whirlwind!  I thought you might like an update of what is happening on my end as I prepare to join the ministry at Shepherd of the Hills in Clermont.

After the meetings on July 14th, I secured an apartment at The Gardens of Citrus Towers, a mover, and set up an estate sale for all the belongings I am leaving behind. I also resigned my position as a Chaplain at Shands Hospital.  I then drove off for a pre-arranged week of visiting family and friends and performing a wedding in Miami.  I now anticipate seeing my son, Chris, who arrives in Gainesville August 11 for a visit from Afghanistan where he serves as a civilian contractor to the military.

Several friends have been helping me with the packing phase. I have accepted a number of invitations for lunch or dinner, celebrating relationships.  This past Saturday, I attended the ordination of the newly called associate pastor to my former congregation in South East Florida. Tonight I complete leading a bible study and saying good bye to my UMC friends. Of course, sorting and packing continues at full speed!

My schedule has the movers arriving at my house in Newberry on August 17 to load the truck; they will transport my belongings to Clermont on Thursday, August 18. I arrive in Clermont along with the movers.  The estate sale in Newberry is in September and I hope my house is ready to rent by October 1, 2011 (or shortly thereafter). If all goes according to plan, I will begin at SOTH on September 1, 2011.

I am looking forward to arriving in Clermont in a little over one week and to building a partnership in ministry. We move forward in faith together.

Blessings,

Pastor Nancy

New home address:

1290 North Ridge Blvd (Apt 913)

Clermont, Florida 34711

Cell: 352-682-6838 (no change)

Email: Nancy_Vogel@yahoo.com (no change)

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