2019 Mark Davis Sabbatical

Dear Friends and Members of First Presbyterian Church,

After more than eight years of service to this congregation, Mark Davis is taking a well-deserved sabbatical, starting March 4th and ending June 11th, 2019.

Mark plans to spend portions of his sabbatical in Australia, Europe and the United States. Mark and Beth have completed plans for an extended visit to Tasmania for rest and renewal. Tasmania is home to unique wildlife and presents an opportunity for quiet walking and extraordinary private time. In late May, Mark will participate in a 2-week Spanish immersion program (24/7 – no English) in Malaga, Spain.

In Mark’s absence the Rev. Dr. Melissa Bane Sevier will serve as sabbatical head of staff. Melissa will be available to members and friends as requested, and she will capably fill the various roles required by our pastor. Mark will be available to both search teams as needed during our pivot to an Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and our new fulltime Director of Children and Youth.

We hope you will give prayerful consideration to how you can help Mark rest and renew this spring. You may give by check by mailing it to our office at 171 Market Street, or dropping it in the Sunday offering. Please write “sabbatical fund” on the memo line. Or you can give online, following the instructions below.  Online donations are processed through Vanco to keep them secure.

ABOUT OUR SABBATICAL HEAD OF STAFF, REV. DR. MELISSA BANE SEVIER

TO READ THE COMPLETE LETTER FROM THE SABBATICAL SUPPORT TEAM, CLICK HERE.

TO DONATE TO THE SABBATICAL FUND AS A GUEST, CLICK HERE.  Select “Sabbatical Support” from the drop down menu.

If you have a MyFPCLex account, you may also give on your mobile device through the app, or online by clicking HERE.  Select “Sabbatical Support” from the drop down menu.