Promotions to Glory

Ronald Farb, 59, former pastor of Seward Congregational Church, Seward, IL passed away in Feb 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.. He served our CCCC church in Seward from 2003-2013 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 2010 – 2013. He wrote these words contained in his obituary:

“I will always bless Seward Church for the opportunity to minister as a full-time pastor. Having a minister with a physical handicap presented its own challenges to the congregation which the people of Seward Church accepted with much graciousness and understanding. For those I may have wrongly judged or grieved during my time there, I ask forgiveness. For those who grew spiritually under my ministry, I give thanks to God. For the many who became close friends, I count as a blessing. For the love and support of my family, I continually praise God. I was neither the perfect pastor nor Christian. My one and only hope of heaven are found in the words of the Apostle Paul: ‘Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst” (1 Tim 1:15).

Dawson-webGlen Dawson, 103, went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2016. He was the oldest member of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA serving as a leader since 1943. He was a great friend of our Conference, promoted the activities of the CCCC, served as Area Representative in Southern California, CCCC Board Member, and in numerous other roles.  He probably led more young men and women and missionaries into the Conference than any other person. The CCCC has lost a great friend.

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