Union Congregational United Church of Christ announces its new pastor. The Reverend Shirley Louise Pudney-Eilers began her part-time ministry on October 9, 2017. Pastor Shirley is an ordained minister with full standing in the United Church of Christ. She has her Masters of Divinity degree from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. Pastor Shirley has a wealth of experience in ministry. She has served as pastor for Morganville and Brighton UCC churches, as well as for several American Baptist churches. She was Executive Director of Services for the Aging with United Ministries of Irondequoit, Executive Director of the Spiritual Center for Mental Health of the American Baptist Churches n the Genesee Region, and has worked in the fields of mental health, children’s programs and community needs assessment. She accepted her call as Pastor to our church as she perceives in us a faith community strongly committed to programs to enliven and strengthen the community.
Please feel free by to stop by say hello and welcome Pastor Shirley to Churchville. She will usually be in the office on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 1:00; on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 5:00 and on Thursdays from 10:00 to noon. She loves to chat and has compassion to listen.
Pastor Shirley believes that each of us have unique and special gifts to share with each other to make this world a better place. You are welcome to join us any Sunday morning at 10:00 am for worship. You will be pleased to experience her enthusiasm and passion for God and people. Every Sunday will be different and you will find each Sunday special and perhaps even quite different. Stop by and experience Pastor Shirley’s commitment to offer the message making it relevant to everyday living. You will be inspired, amused, intrigued and be taught new perspective by her preaching styles. ALL are welcome to be part of our church family.