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Our First Full Time Professional Minister
 
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Nancy Anderson was our minister for six years and we are very grateful for the growth and spirituality which she fostered while she was our guide. In July of 2002, she left to take a position as the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and we wish her well in her new ministry. For now, the Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton will be lay led while we consider our options for the future.

The Reverend Nancy Anderson came to the Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton as an Extension Minister in August of 1996.  As the first full time minister the fellowship had ever had, she has been instrumental in helping the membership with growth and development.  After two years of experiencing  Extension Ministry, the congregation voted to call Rev. Anderson as their settled minister.  She was Installed on November 22, 1998.

Rev. Anderson is a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  A native of Iowa, she was ordained in 1996 after a successful career as an Audio Visual Specialist at the University of Northern Iowa.

I came to the Unitarian Universalist ministry because I believe that a strong spiritual and ethical base is essential for the work of societal change. To work with people on their deepest yearnings and to help them see each other as truly accepted human beings gives me a sense of doing real work in the world.

Many lay people are looking for that same sense of purpose. That is why. I am committed to the concept of shared ministry. Our congregation is learning along with me how to take and share responsibility for worship, pastoral care, teaching, administration and many other aspects of ministry. When we do this work together, more people can be served and fewer burnouts occur.  I am very excited about our fledgling program of small group ministry where leaders are nurtured and supported in their work.

I look forward to the continued growth and development of our fellowship as we reach deep inside ourselves for meaning and truth, and we reach out into the community expressing our religious committment through acts of love and justice.  Come join us on Sunday mornings, on one of our social justice projects or in one of our small interest groups.

Nancy Anderson