The Bally Mennonite Church community, friends and family will celebrate the installation of Klaudia Smucker as pastor of the congregation Sunday, September 12. Smucker began her service August 1. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m., with pre-service music by the congregation’s worship team starting at 9:15. A reception time then a carry-in meal will follow. Preaching will be Firman Gingerich, lead pastor of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, a former colleague of Smucker. Ministers Noah Kolb and Jenifer Erickson Morales, congregational support staff from the Franconia Mennonite Conference, will formally confer conference credentials. A native of Morgantown, PA, Smucker served until mid-summer this year on the pastoral team at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana, specializing in pastoral care. Klaudia and her husband Bob reside in rural Fleetwood and have two young-adult daughters.
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