Rev. Jim Hodge Retirement Celebration

Photo: Caledonia UMC Directory, March 2009

Dear CUMC Family,

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, Aldersgate United Methodist Church is celebrating the 40 years of active ministry for Rev. Jim and Kathy Hodge, and the completion of 11 years at Aldersgate. We're writing to the congregations where they have served, their family and special friends to extend an invitation to you to participate in the celebration. There are a number of ways we hope you'll consider:

  1. Join us for worship and/or the dinner and program honoring Jim and Kathy, at Aldersgate on June 9, at 9:30 a.m. Although there is no cost for the pot-luck dinner and program, we do need the approximate number attending in order to plan. To reserve seating, please contact Jennifer Byrne, Aldersgate's Office Manager, aumcoffice@gmail.com, 616-363-3446. You do not need to bring a potluck dish nor table service as our guests. 
  2. Send a letter of greeting, congratulations and thanksgiving for Jim and Kathy's ministry. Please send to me at the email address below, or via USPS to the church address: Bill Johnson, c/o Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4301 Ambrose Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. (Church office: 616-363-3446).
  3. Record a video of greeting and thanksgiving. Please email to me, bjinside@gmail.com.
  4. Send pictures! If possible, please include names of people in photos, and approximate dates.  Please email to me, or send via USPS to the Aldersgate church address. 

Please note: The deadline for reservations, letters, pictures and videos is May 15. 

We do hope many will join us, in any way possible. Above all, as we anticipate this milestone for Jim and Kathy, we know you will offer prayers of gratitude to God for their devoted service, and many good wishes for their future as they transition into retirement. 

If you have any questions please direct them to me.
Grace and peace, and Happy Easter to you!

Bill Johnson, Chair
Jim and Kathy Hodge Farewell Team


Caledonia United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship 9:00 am

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Caledonia, MI  49316                                             9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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