On Sunday, March 6, 2011 it was announced at Asbury UMC in Cedar Rapids, IA and First UMC in Shenandoah, IA that Pastor Ed would be moved to Shenandoah in late June.
First UMC was expecting to receive a new pastor this year.
Asbury UMC was not expecting to have their pastor moved this year and Pastor Ed was not expecting to move this year either, so it came as a real surprise to everyone in Cedar Rapids. Asbury’s SPRC has been working diligently for the last week to get the paper work into the conference relating to what their dreams are for future ministry at Asbury. We are holding Bishop Trimble and his cabinet in prayer as they discern God’s will in this.
Our prayer is that both churches will be richly and abundantly blessed:-)