Popular Seabrook pastor stepping down from the pulpit
"They say it as they see it, and they wear their hearts on their sleeves. And they've allowed me to be woven into the fabric of their community."
"People know they can come to him about anything," Brown said. "They appreciate that."
Beddie will preach his last sermon as pastor at Sunday service on June 30, with a potluck dinner to follow cooked for him by the very people he's come to treasure. It's that personal touch that means so much to him, and the potluck dinner won't be the first time he's enjoyed goodies made for him."Oh, it happens all the time," Beddie said last week, putting out a batch of cookies left for him by a parishioner.
He could take him back to Trinity United Church occasionally, for Beddie's already told church officials that he'd be willing to help out on Sundays until the congregation finds its next pastor. Perhaps that's because he found so much joy in ministering in Seabrook, where the people welcomed him unconditionally.
"We sold our home to pay for my education," Beddie said. "I got my first church when I was 45, and I was still working at my other job."
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