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Farewell Celebrations for Rev. Leslie Dowdell Cannon, Senior Associate Minister

Sunday, November 6, 2016 and Saturday, November 12, 2016

Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ will recognize and honor our beloved Sister in Christ, Rev. Leslie Dowdell Cannon, as she begins a new journey. We have been blessed with nearly 20 years of service from Rev. Cannon; and she has improved the quality of our lives immeasurably and enhanced the great legacy of Peoples Congregational Church. 

Peoples Church will celebrate the ministry of Rev. Cannon on two occasions. On Sunday, November 6, 2016, we will have a 10:00 a.m. United Worship and Holy Communion Service.  A Reception will follow the Service in the Fellowship Hall.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, we will have a 2:00 p.m. Tribute in the Sanctuary to honor Rev. Cannon. This Tribute will be comprised of expressions of appreciation by Church organizations, members and friends of Peoples Church, the wider United Church of Christ family, as well as, community officials and dignitaries. A Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Love offerings for Rev. Cannon will be received during the Reception.

A Memory Book is being compiled by the Event Planners to preserve messages and photos for Rev. Cannon as a keepsake from her years of devoted service. This will be your opportunity to express appreciation for Rev. Cannon from your individual perspective and/or your respective organizations. Please contact Pat Ellis, Farewell Celebration Coordinator, no later than Friday, October 14, 2016 to include keepsakes (one page or less) in the Memory Book.  Information can be forwarded to or left in the Church Office to the attention of Pat Ellis.


We look forward to you joining us for the joyous farewell celebrations of our Beloved Rev. Leslie Dowdell Cannon!