Pastoral Candidate – the Rev. Eric S. Anderson

From your Moderator: Pastoral Candidate Approved for Congregation’s Consideration

Our Pastoral Search Committee recommended the Reverend Eric S. Anderson to become Church of the Holy Cross’s next Senior Pastor.

The Church council unanimously approved this recommendation and set January 3, 2016 as the members’ meeting to consider and vote on calling Rev. Anderson. Although this is a busy time of year your council believed it best to set the earliest possible date to consider this important event in the life of our church.

The Rev. Eric Anderson currently serves as Associate Conference Minister for Proclamation, Identity and Communication for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Anderson has been working in their Hartford, Connecticut Headquarters for the past 17 years. The Search committee was impressed with Rev. Anderson’s compassion, openness and a strong sense of calling to the ministry. Read more about his background in the December 16 issue of The Messenger (Church of the Holy Cross’ newsletter).
Important dates leading to the members’ meeting:

Dec. 20: Congregational meeting set for Jan. 3 will be announced at Sunday service. An information sheet hand out on Rev. Anderson’s background will be available.

Dec. 27: Search Committee will provide brief background information on Rev. Anderson as a part of the morning service following the installation of officers and board members.

Jan. 3: Membership meeting to vote on a call to Rev. Anderson. The Search Committee will present information on Rev. Anderson and will be available to answer members’ questions.

A vote by ballot required by our Bylaws will be taken. Ballots will be counted and the results announced. Please review the material provided, pray on this important matter, attend and vote on January 3, 2016.

Please also share your appreciation to Search Committee members for their tireless work this past 1 ½ year. Members: Stefan Tanouye (chair), Janet Fujioka, Anne Sadayasu, Newton Chu, Gloria Kobayashi, Erin Kita, Theone (Suzuki) and Christian Albano.

Links to a sample of Rev. Anderson’s sermons:

You Tube sermon sample:

Sermon text:

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