Welcome Senior Pastor, Dr. Matt Rich
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, the Pastor Nominating Committee presented a report to the congregation via a Zoom webinar with the purpose of voting on a new Senior Pastor/Head of Staff. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Matt Rich has accepted the call to Unity Presbyterian Church and will begin his time with us on August 3, 2020.
Message from Dr. Matt Rich
Dear Members and Friends of Unity Presbyterian Church,
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we look forward to joining you in ministry at Unity Presbyterian Church! We have felt the Holy Spirit powerfully moving throughout the entire process with your remarkable PNC. The first time I read the Ministry Information Form, I sent it to Sarah and we both immediately felt a connection between my gifts for ministry and the needs and faithfulness of Unity. The more I learn of your congregation, of the dedication of your outstanding church staff, and of your passion for living the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more excited I am about what God has in store for us together in Fort Mill.
These are challenging and unusual times for the church and for our world. And yet, we have also discovered new ways to connect with one another, minister to our communities, and be the body of Christ. What exactly the future holds we do not know, but we do know who holds the future. God is faithful always and in Jesus Christ we are resurrection people. Hope is stronger than despair; joy comes in the morning; life overcomes death. We have good news to share with a world in desperate need of good news. My new friends, in this unique moment in the life of Unity Presbyterian Church we are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of all that is to come.
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