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                 Ashfield, Massachusetts

ORDINATION OF DAVID MCLEAN JONES

On Sunday afternoon, October 4, 2020, our church held a Service of Ordination in the United Church of Christ for Rev. David McLean Jones. The service was held on behalf of the Florida Conference of the UCC and the Southern New England Conference of the UCC. The sermon was given by Rev. Mick Comstock, and the Franklin Association of the Southern NE Conf. of the UCC was represented by Linda Comstock. Rev. Linda Girouex from Riverside UCC in Jacksonville, FL and Rev. Raymond Hargrove, Regional Minister for the Eastern Region FL Conference UCC participated in the service. Rev. Mick Comstock was joined by Rev. Bert Marshall and Rev. Leslie Fraser, two ordained ministers in our congregation, in the laying on of hands, as did numerous join in this laying on of hands via Zoom. A few people from our congregation were in attendance, representing the wider congregation: Nancy Marshall / moderator; Richard Prée / Trustee, Wendy Prée / Deacon, Margery Heins / Choir Director, and Gerard McGovern / Church Photographer. Our Church Musician, Amy Roberts-Crawford, participated via Zoom, with soloist Octavia Crawford joining her. A few members of our Choir had previously recorded  “God the Spirit, Guide and Guardian”, #355 NCH. The vocal ensemble consisted of Lori Wyman, Kare Marshall, Margery Heins, Bert Marshall, and Phil Schuster, and they were accompanied by Amy Roberts-Crawford on piano.