Bishop R. Lawson Bryan has announced projected appointment changes as of May 31, 2020. The appointments will be effective in June.
Moving Day was originally scheduled for June 17. In recognition of the uncertainty about when churches can resume worship and acknowledging the need for pastors who are moving to have the time they need to conclude their work in their current appointments, Bishop Bryan and the Cabinet have adjusted the time frame. Moving Day will now be Wednesday, June 24, with the first Sunday of the new appointment being Sunday, June 28.
This will allow time for pastors to finish well and for churches to celebrate the ministry they have accomplished together with their pastor. If the current social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations issued by our state continue through the month of June, Bishop Bryan and the Cabinet will reconsider this date.
The usual procedures for payment of salaries for the month of June, for arrangements for the logistics and expenses of moving, and for July 1 being the date for changes of pension and benefits bills will remain the same.
The PPR/SPR chair may phone the projected pastor to offer a welcome. Other congregational leaders may do so as well. Site visits by the projected clergy to the newly projected appointment may be planned after the bishop’s office gives the go-ahead in accordance with official social distancing guidelines.