Rev. Gary L. Meekins of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 5620 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia, will be honored by the congregation on June 27, 2004. The day has been designated Pastor Appreciation Sunday.
The theme for the day will be "Celebrate the Call." The event is to give recognition to Reverend Meekins for outstanding service to the community as a pastor and leader. Rev. Meekins was appointed to Camphor church by the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference in 1999 and since then has earned the respect of the community as a dedicated leader. He has served as President of the Camphor Council for Community Development which sponsors a Basic Adult and GED Education Program and provides support services to senior residents in the Camphor-Brooks Senior Apartments, a complex rehabilitated by the church in 1998.
The special Sunday morning service at 11 o'clock a.m. will feature special music and a message by Rev. Meekins. Church members and community representatives will express appreciation to the pastor. The various ministries of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church will honor the pastor and his wife with a repast following the service. The public is cordially invited to attend all activities.