Just before the Thanksgiving weekend the FPCD congregation learned from our Senior Pastor of 5+ years that his last day with us will be December 31, 2017. We will miss him and his wife, Kelly. While we are sad, we are also hope-filled for the future of our church in the DeLand Community and sending up many prayers for Patrick beginning his ministry in Fort Lauderdale.  We are also holding up personal prayers for Kelly and Patrick that their life in South Florida will be winsome, full of grace and a blessing to everyone God sends their way. The letter which was went to our congregation and Patrick's farewell First Press "article" from the December issue of our newsletter are included here. Thank you Patrick for everything, everything, everything you did for FPCD! To learn about First Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale visit www.firstpres.cc.