Cape Gazette

Bethel UMC Pastor Duncan says goodbye

To assume position of superintendent of Salisbury District Office
Jun 13, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Rev. Fred Duncan, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, was honored June 9 for his five-and-a-half years at the pulpit of the Lewes church. Duncan will become the superintendent of the Salisbury District Office UMC.

The three morning services were combined into one service to recognize the event. Youth and Family Ministry Director Ray Davis gave the sermon based on Matthew 4:19, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

Following the ceremony, a buffet lunch was served to the entire church with special recognition from community leaders honoring Duncan’s service to the community.

Shown in front of the congregation, Lay Leader Phil Fields, left, says a few words for the Rev. Duncan and his wife Pat.



The Rev. Duncan and his wife greeted each member of the church as they made their way to the luncheon. Shown talking with the pastor is William Gaskill.
Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, center, reads a tribute from the Senate for the Rev. Duncan, right, as Bethel Band of Brothers member Ted Haas stands by.
Lewes Mayor Jim Ford presents the Rev. Duncan with a Lewes city desk flag to help him remember the community. Ford also read a tribute, recognizing the Rev. Duncan for his many services to the community. He also declared in the tribute that June 9 was Rev. Fred Duncan Day.
The Rev. Duncan, with his wife Pat, sings the closing hymn “Here I am Lord” with the congregation.
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