Dr. Walter Hartmann has made it safely to Germany and is enjoying his new life.
Nancy Ponivas, a long time member of the congregation, has a new great grandson, going by the name of William Jennings Hunter. Mother and Child are doing well. The
It is much sadness that Black River Presbyterian Church says farewell to Dr. Walter Hartmann, who is leaving for Germany tomorrow. The congregation got together for a farewell party yesterday. It was very bittersweet. The congregation adopted a resolution in honor of Dr. Hartmann as follows:
We will miss Dr. Hartmann and wish him well, however, we sincerely hope that he will return from time to time for a visit with his friends and family.
In these long, slow days after Christmas, we can sometimes get melancholy, bidding goodbye to dear friends and family that gathered together to honor the birth of the Christ child and facing onerous tasks that seem to come with the new year.
So take a little time each day to remember that Jesus is always with us, through the good and the bad, through the joy and the tears, through the days and the nights.
Hug your loved ones, shake your neighbor's hand and give thanks for dear friends, wherever they may be.
And blessings to all of you throughout the new year.
From the Black River Presbyterian Church Family
It is with great sadness that we relate the passing of Marion Fisler Hartmann, wife of Reverend Doctor Walter Hartmann. Please help us in praying for the family.