In May, Rev. Rebecca Lesley announced her acceptance of a call to be the pastor of Green Acres Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth. Her last Sunday to preach on June 29 was followed by a reception of finger food, punch, gifts, plenty of hugs and a few tears. Rebecca had served SPC for six and a half years after being ordained in December 2007 as her first call. Rev. Lesley began her new call at Green Acres PC on August 3. We pray that God will lift up Rebecca , husband Patrick, Laura and Miriam, as they transition to this new call. A transition team, appointed by the Session in June, has been hard at work seeking an interim pastor to lead us in this time of discernment. The transition team members are Bruce Sharp, Jack Stoughton, Don White, Sherry Matthews, and Kristina Super.