Because we will not be able to attend gatherings as a church family we have decided to celebrate Pam's life here. Pam loved to keep Visions informed of her travels and we had many posts on our website from Pam.
Please take a Moment to view these posts from Pam, and feel free to comment below.
This is the link to her obituary notice
Iceland - Feb 2018
Pam and the United Church
Pam was a United Church lifer! She was born and raised in the United Church and she loved it. Her roots were in the River Hebert congregation, but shifted as the promise of a new way of being church emerged and became Visions.
Pam served at every level of the church. In addition to the role she played at River Hebert, Pam served on Chignecto Presbytery and within the Maritime Conference. In the 1990’s Pam began a new adventure as the Special Gifts Consultant fro the Maritime and the Newfoundland-Labroador Conference— the person who would offer guidance around leaving a bequest or special gift to the church near and far. Over her time in that office Pam was in hundreds of congregations and homes. And after most of these visits those who were visited received a photo of Pam along with them. Pam had a wonderful gift to connect giving with her deep faith. She said she loved to fund raise, and it showed. She believed deeply that generosity gives rise to joy. And Pam loved joy! If Pam could make a meeting a little less dull, she did it. Her love of God as lived out through the church was infectious.
I remember two things: her project to support the Mission and Service of the United Church by inviting people from across the Maritimes to dig out their extra fabric and sew beautiful stoles for every congregation: about 279 of them. Each stole was unique, made from fabric people already had and in the colours of the M&S logo. Another image of Pam was arriving at a meeting in the conference office to assist a committee in looking at its future. In comes Pam with several pairs of dollar store sun glasses. — they were oversized (about 24 inches wide!) and in amazingly bright colours and she talked everyone into seeing with new eyes that day.
Over the years Pam encouraged generosity as a response to faith. And I give thanks for her example.
Pam was the first staff person to serve the Maritimes and the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference as the Special Gifts Officer, a General Council position deployed in what is now known as the First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council, Regional Council 15 and Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council.
Pam was known to all of us as a fun-loving, brave and passionate person. Her love for the United Church and its communities was seen in everything she did. With humble gratitude we remember her life and Ministry.
Conference provided this slide show to Visions which was prepared at the time of Pam's Retirement from her position at the United Church. Enjoy!