Gather with the members of First Congregational Church of Gray, UCC
11 Yarmouth Rd, Gray, ME 04039
Sunday, March 26th , 2017 ***NOTE NEW DATE*** at 2:30 p.m.
for the INSTALLATION of THE REVEREND DOCTOR RICHARD ALLEN HYDE as PASTOR AND TEACHER.
The Rev. Dr. Richard Allen Hyde graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York. While there he worked with runaway teenagers at Covenant House and abandoned children at the Divine Providence Emergency Shelter. He began his ordained ministry as Associate Chaplain of Dartmouth College. In addition to pastoring small churches in New England and California, he earned an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Ph.D. in Religion and Public Life from the Graduate Theological Union and University of California, Berkeley. He was a teaching assistant for Huston Smith’s courses in world religion and mysticism. He has lectured at Dartmouth College, the School of Advanced International Studies and the State Department. In addition to serving as Pastor in Gray, his current passion is movement education, whether that movement be of the mind, the body, the spirit, or the body politic.
An offering will be received for the Cumberland Association Seminarian Scholarship Fund. Refreshments will be served at a reception following the service. Clergy are invited to robe with red stoles and process.