Installation Service and Celebration of Dr. Terry Harter as Sangamon River District Superintendent
Bishop Gregory Palmer and Dr. Harter lead the procession for the Installation Service
Bishop Palmer and host pastor Rev. Kathy King-Nobles respond to one of Dr. Harter's stories
Bishop Palmer greets Terry and Martha Harter
Bishop Palmer preaches the sermon
Bishop Palmer presents Terry and Martha Harter to the District
Cake welcoming the Harters to the Sangamon River District
Director Dr. Hadi Gibbons directs the Decatur First UMC Choir
District Lay Leader Dr. Pete Paulson reads the Old Testament reading from Ezekiel 34
District UMM President Mark Dehority present a Book of Discipline signifying the role of the connection as United Methodists
District Youth President Laura Powers presents a globe signifying the mission of the church into all the world
Dr. Harter addresses the crowd
Dr. Harter and Bishop Palmer
Dr. Harter and Bishop Palmer celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion
Dr. Harter and Bishop Palmer share in the Covenant Service
Dr. Harter shares some reflections with the congregation
Flutist Jack Shepper accompanies the Decatur First UMC during the anthem
Guests start through the line for refreshments during the reception
Leanne Roseberry reads scripture from Psalm 100
Nancy Evans and Barbara Norem present a hymnal and Book of Worship signifying leadership in prayer and praise
Pianist Dr. Bruce Gibbons accompanies the choir
Rev. Bradley Watkins II reads the Gospel reading from John 21:15-17
Rev. C.W. Reneker sings "Feel the Nails"
Rev. Cathy Najmon reads the New Testament reading from I Peter 5:1-7
Rev. George Adam presents Dr. Harter with a stole signifying the shepherding role of superintendency.
Rev. George Adam shares in the introduction of Dr. Harter
Rev. Jack Swank offers a Prayer for Illumination
Rev. Linda Harrod presents a towel and basin signifying servant leadership.
Rev. Linda Vonck presents Dr. Harter with a pitcher of water a symbol of renewal in baptism.
Rev. Mary Brady introduces Dr. Harter
Rev. Mary Brady who served as associate pastor with Dr. Harter at Champaign First UMC shares stories of their common ministry
Rev. Mike Pennell presents the bread and cup signifying the Communion of Christ and Christ's Church.
Rev. Ric Miles presents Dr. Harter with a Bible signifying the proclamation of God's Word
Rev. Sylvester Weatherall leads the congregation in prayer
Terry and Martha Harter greet attendees at a reception following the service
Terry and Martha Harter greet attendees at a reception following the service.
Terry and Martha Harter greet guests at a reception following the service
Terry and Martha Harter greeting guests at a reception following the service
The congregation joins in singing
The congregation shares Communion
The congregation shares in Communion
The Decatur First UMC Choir sings "Come to the Circle"