Rev. Christy Newton installed as our new Pastor!

On October 13th, we at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Vallejo officially welcomed Rev. Dr. Christy Newton as our settled Pastor in a very special Installation Service.  Many guests were in attendance including our region's Transitional Interim Minister, Rev. Mary Jacobs who delivered the Installation Message titled, "Setting the Tone."  Also participating in the service were a number of other guests from around the region and several members of the church.  In all there were 16 ordained ministers in attendance to celebrate with us and Christy.  During the service, all those present took part in a moving "laying on of hands" ceremony where we prayed for and blessed Christy, this church, this community and the service we look forward to doing together.
After the service, most of those who came to the worship stayed for a wonderful reception featuring an endless buffet of tasty treats.  It was a great time for old friends to catch up and for the church to continue celebrating the start of Christy's ministry with us.  A big thank you to all those who helped make both the service and the reception such special occasions.  What a wonderful and blessed day it was!

Click Here for more pictures of the Installation Service.

UPDATE:  Click Here for a story in the Vallejo Times Herald about Christy starting her ministry with us.