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Ellendale's Farewell

When someone special departs, the community is impelled to emerge in recognition.  And that's exactly what happened for our beloved Pastor Ellendale, who leaves Grace Church after several years as our rector, and many years serving here in ministry with her husband, Chuck Hoffman. 

The Reverend Canon Ellendale Hoffman, D.Min,, will be greatly missed.  Her well-known legacy of alliance building in the community, and the collaborative legacy she created with her husband Chuck, were celebrated enthusiastically by all who were in attendance here on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

A group rose to the altar to pay tribute to many ministries being conducted by those who trace their roots to Grace Church

Many in our church & local community rose to the lectern to pay tribute to Ellendale.

Bob Day

Barbara Maynard

The Reverend Barbara Lachance w/her son Phillip

Devin Carney

Ellendale was awarded a congratulatory Official Citation from the CT State General Assembly, in recognition of her positive impact on the local community during her years at Grace Church.  Not a small thing!

Farewell Ellendale

Ellendale received some wonderful presents,

including this very special original painting

by an extremely talented parishioner!

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