Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs to host the installation of Reverend Robert Murphy on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:30 am. The ceremony will be held at the church’s temporary home at the Walton Center, 400 Walton Avenue in Tarpon Springs.
Tarpon Springs, FL (November 5, 2017): Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs (UUCTS) is hosting the installation of Reverend Robert Murphy on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
The Tarpon Springs Unitarian Universalist congregation invites the whole community to the Sunday, November 5th installation of Reverend Robert Murphy. Services are held at the Walton Center at 400 S. Walton at 10:30 pending the renovation of their sanctuary on 230 Grand Boulevard next year.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs is the oldest church in Tarpon Springs. It was established in 1885. The church brings people of different cultures and faith traditions together to help the community. In addition to welcoming Christians, the church provides meeting space for a Buddhist study group and a Jewish congregation.
In 2013, the church buildings at 57 Read Street were closed because of sinkhole damage. The church office building was repaired and reopened in February, 2017. Construction is in progress for the sanctuary.
Rev. Robert Murphy first came to Florida in 2015 to assist with emergency services planning for Unitarian Universalists. He has served as a part-time consultant to the Tarpon Springs congregation. He will assist with rebuilding the Unitarian Universalist church. He will also be involved in community projects.
Rev. Murphy is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. He has a Masters in Public Health degree from the Boston University School of Public Health. Rev. Murphy is married to Helen Dalzell, who is a medical worker, a social worker, and a Florida naturalist. The couple has served churches on the coast of Massachusetts and the coast of North Carolina.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs provides a home for paintings by George Inness, Jr. Inness was a famous landscape painter who lived in Tarpon Springs during the early 1900s. A tropical storm damaged the church in September, 1918. The Inness family provided paintings to cover broken windows at the church. More Inness paintings arrived during the years that followed. Church members are making plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Inness paintings
A reception will follow the installation. The reception will take place at the Walton Center. The public is invited to the installation ceremony and the reception. Rev. Marni Harmony of Orlando will lead the service.
Contact: Rod Merten @ (989) 293-8854 or firstname.lastname@example.org