The Blackwood Uniting Church Council has formally expressed its appreciation and strongly affirmed the ministry of the Rev Phil Hoffmann. We know this is shared by the Blackwood UC community and it is important that you know that this has occurred. It is now three years since Phil began his ministry with us and it is an appropriate time to reflect on the strength of that ministry.
On a more practical note, we are aware that because Phil has not led worship over the past two Sundays some of you assumed that Phil was on leave. In fact, Phil has been working to meet pastoral needs in an unprecedented fashion and, in truth, it was most fortuitous that he did not have to prepare sermons over these past two Sundays.
As Chris Bray will be absent for some time I will be acting chair of the Council until she returns from her and Wes’ extended travels.
Adrian Brown, Acting Chair, Blackwood UC Council