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WHEN: October 2021

After nearly 37 years in ordained ministry, Rev. Terry McBride will be retiring at
the end of 2021.
Terry served as GPC’s associate pastor from 1985-1997. While he was here,
he worked with Rev. Don Hawthorne, Rev. Kathryn Johnson and Rev. Steve
Jacobsen. His primary responsibilities were in worship leadership (especially
bringing contemporary music into worship) and youth ministries. Terry began
the Love Of God program here in 1989 and led the first 14 LOG weekends plus
many other retreats for youth, college students and adults.

After leaving GPC, Terry served as the associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana from 1997-2005 and then founded Michiana Youth Ministries, Inc. in order to grow LOG beyond the bounds of any single church.
Over 1800 teenagers have participated in LOG in South Bend. The LOG #110 weekend (Terry’s last) will be in November.
To celebrate Terry’s impending retirement and the calling of a new director to keep LOG going in the years to come, MYM is holding a special event called LOG Top 10 Week – and GPC’ers are welcome to share in it.
LOG Top 10 Week will include four virtual events on Zoom (October
11-14) and one live-in-person event (which will be live-streamed for
those who are not able to be present) on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Each event will include two of Terry’s top 10 memories as well as memories of Terry, favorite LOG songs and photos and blessings for the new LOG director.
The event will also seek to raise $10,000 (with matching funds up to
an additional $20,000) to help insure the future of LOGmichiana.

GPC’ers and members of the Goleta LOG community are invited to join in any of the LOG Top 10 events. Rev. Dana Allin and Elisa Takaya will both be sharing in the Zoom night on Monday, October 11.
LuAnn Miller will be sharing (via video) in the final celebration on Saturday evening, October 16, which can be viewed on live-stream.

For a flyer about the Terry Retirement event, in PDF format, click the button above.