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Reception for Barnes Family
March 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Honoring the Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes as Pastor Emeritus
The Session of Shadyside Presbyterian Church recently voted to confer the title of Pastor Emeritus upon the Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes, our tenth Senior Pastor and recently retired President of Princeton Theological Seminary. Traditionally, the honorific title of Pastor Emeritus is reserved for retired ministers whose faithful service to God in a particular congregation is recognized as distinctive. As a sign of our congregation’s deep gratitude, this honor lifts up the relationship of care and trust that already exists between Shadyside, Dr. Barnes, and his family. On Sunday, March 19, we will welcome Craig, Dawne, and their family to worship God together with us. Dr. Barnes will preach at 11:00 a.m., with a celebratory reception following in the Parish Hall. Please join us as we honor Dr. Barnes’ faithful service and give thanks for his pastoral heart, his poetic preaching, his discerning vision, his inspired teaching, and his gifted leadership.
Read the announcement from Rev. Shelley.
Read a reflection from Elder Timothy C. Engleman, Shadyside’s resident historian, on Dr. Barnes’ pastorate at Shadyside.