Bangor UU church to install minister

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 07, 2008, at 11:23 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Rev. Becky Gunn will be installed as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St., at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Gunn, 60, began her ministerial duties on Aug 1. She replaced the Rev. Elaine Peresluha, who served as the congregation’s minister from 2000 to 2006. The Rev. J. Bradbury Mitchell of Brunswick served as interim pastor.

“An installation is a traditional form of making a covenant — of relationship with the minister and the congregation,” she wrote in the November edition of the church bulletin. “It is a formal covenant where we make promises to each other. This is a sacred covenant, an important one for both the minister and the members of this church.

“It is a formal affair with a procession and speeches, but even more important the congregation and minister say covenantal words to each other,” she continued. “This is a promise of how we want to minister with and to each other. This is about who we are and who we can be.”

Gunn had a 20-year career in management and business before earning her Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry, a Unitarian Universalist seminary in Berkeley, Calif.

For information, call 947-7909 or visit www.uubangor.org.

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