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Rev. Bill Borror and his wife Laura 

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MANCHESTER — The First Congregational Church of Manchester is pleased to announce the calling of a new settled minister. The Rev. William (Bill) Borror will begin his ministry as the Church’s 26th settled pastor in September.

“After having conducted a prayerful, nationwide search, FCC feels more than fortunate to have attracted a new pastor of the background, compassion and caliber of Rev. Bill Borror,” said FCC Moderator Pam Nemlich.

Borror, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral candidate at Drew University, comes to FCC with a lifetime of accomplishment serving churches large and small, thriving and renewing, urban and small town. A native of West Virginia, Bill Borror’s pastoral calling originally found expression in youth ministry, which continues as a focal point of his ministry to this day.

As part of his ministerial calling, Borror has been a fellow with the Christian Leadership Initiative at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and was a founding board member of FUSE of Delaware Co and Community Housing Coalition in North Carolina. He is a gifted communicator and teacher who is frequently called upon to consult with churches and non-profit organizations.

Borror and his wife Laura will be moving to the area from Madison, N.J. Together they have six grown children and six grandchildren. Borror comes to FCC from his most recent assignment as senior interim pastor at North Branch Reformed Church in Bridgewater, N.J.

“From my first conversation with the search committee to our visit to Manchester, we knew this was a special church and town. We are excited about becoming a part of your community,” said Borror.

First Congregational Church of Manchester was established in 1784. A member of the United Church of Christ, FCC welcomes everyone including believers, searchers, skeptics or anyone simply needing a sanctuary of love and hope. The congregation’s mission is “Living the love of Jesus Christ in all our ways.”


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