Press Release

Union Congregational Church in Hancock to install new pastor

HANCOCK, Maine — On Sunday, July 28, the Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, will celebrate the installation of the Rev. Dr. Dan Geslin as their new pastor.

Pastor Geslin, ordained by the UCC in 1986, has served churches in Minneapolis, Cleveland and Denver. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif., and a Doctor of Ministry from the Illiff School of Theology in Denver.

The Rev. Susie Craig, associate conference minister of the UCC’s Maine Conference, and the Rev. Gerry Gregersen of the Hancock-Waldo Association of UCC churches, will be presiding. The Rev. John Holt, former pastor of the congregation, will preach. The Union Congregational choir will perform special music directed by Ms. Debbie Riley. It is expected that most of the church’s former pastors, dating back to the 1970s, will be attendance.

Union Congregational Church has always been a source of spiritual inspiration, civic welfare and community care. Formed through a merger in 1957, the United Church of Christ is a nationwide denomination known for its progressive theology and social justice work.

The installation service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at the Hancock UCC church located in Hancock at 1368 US Hwy 1.

The public is invited to attend this special celebration in the life of the church.


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