Changing of the guard by CALEB NICKERSON

Dr. Tim and Rachel Perry will be taking over the leadership at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Shawville. From left: Pastor Eldon Craig, Frances Craig, Rachel Perry, Dr. Tim Perry and Dr. Peter Rigby.

Like it says in the book of Ecclesiastes, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity … A time to plant and time to uproot … a time to tear down and a time to build.” There is also a time to take on new challenges and a time to pass on responsibilities to someone else.
These musings by King Solomon, written several thousand years ago, were especially poignant this weekend in Shawville, as one couple stepped down from leading their congregation and another stepped up to take their place.
Pastor Eldon Craig and his wife Frances have served at New Hope Christian Fellowship for the past nine years. They also led the congregation from 1961 to 1967 and over the years their work has taken them from Egypt to Pembroke and back again.

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