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Blue Hill’s newest minister

Blue Hill’s newest minister

On Sunday afternoon, July 17, the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill installed Lisa Durkee as its 42nd pastor. She is the second woman to hold that position in the church’s 250-year history. Gathered to celebrate this event were ministers from the Sunrise Association of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Joel Krueger, co-pastor of the First Congregational Church of Belfast, handed the certificate to Rev. Durkee who has been described as “energetic almost beyond belief.” A gathering of almost 100 attended the service to celebrate her appointment. Pictured, from left, Sunrise Association ministers Lisa Durkee, Deb Jenks, Kate Winter, Joel Krueger, Marty (unknown last name), Joe Cistone, Alexis Fuller-Wright, Andi Lloyd and Ian Lynch.

Photo by Val Libby