Sunday October 17th Havenwood Baptist Church in Hurley installed a new pastor. Steve Newman comes as the pastor of Havenwood. The afternoon service was attended by area pastors, Hoffman and Bauder and a number of other visitors. The service included my message as a charge to Pastor Newman from Acts 20, in addition to testimonies by several church members and special music. The service concluded with a prayer of dedication with the laying on of hands by the entire congregation and the pastors who were present. Following the service the church provided a time of fellowship.
Steve and Polly Newman and their four boys moved to Hurley last month to begin their ministry at Havenwood. They have purchased a home in Hurley and are getting settled. A matter of prayer would be the sale of their house in Spooner. The WFBC board at their annual board meeting voted some temporary support for this ministry to get stabilized and allow Pastor Newman to get his employment set up. Pray for that need as well. We are anticipating a long-term, fruitful ministry by the Newmans in Hurley.