Anchor UB (Fort Wayne, Ind.) begins each year with a pancake breakfast and abbreviated service. This year, the breakfast occurred on Sunday, December 30.
Anchor used the occasion to bid a temporary good-bye to Pastor Tim and Tara Hallman. On January 1, Tim began a four-month sabbatical (two months paid, two months unpaid). Tim has pastored Anchor since it began in October 1998. “We are in a position to give our pastor a wonderful gift,” the church’s Resource Team explained to the congregation in announcing the sabbatical during a Sunday morning service in November.
To help cover the bases during these four months, primarily in pastoral care areas, Rev. Kevin Whitacre was hired to give 25 hours a week.