Carter Memorial United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
The Reverend Gary L. Shaw
Rev. Gary L. Shaw was appointed to Carter Memorial United Methodist Church in July of 2010. An ordained minister since 1978, Reverend Shaw was ordained in the former New Hampshire Conference and served the Amesbury UMC in Amesbury, MA. After completing that pastorate he worked in engineering and sales for Eastern Manufacturing Corporation. In 1986 he was appointed to Wesley UMC in Lynn, MA and in 1996 to Aldersgate UMC in Chelmsford, MA. He was appointed as the District Superintendent to the former Southern Maine District of the New England Conference and then to the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts District of the New England Conference. Gary is married to Melanie (Zervas) Shaw of Ipswich, MA. Melanie and Gary have two children; Leslyn who is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA and teaches 5th grade at Norview Elementary in Norfolk, VA and Steven who is a 6th grader at High Rock School in Needham. You can reach Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend Stuart R. Tucker
Assistant Pastor of Visitation and Senior Ministries
Pastor Tucker joined the church staff in the fall of 2004. Pastor Tucker is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Annual Conference who has served for 24 years in churches in Illinois, Indiana, and North Carolina before retiring in 2005. He is a graduate of the Divinity School, Duke University.
Dr. Millie Beane
Director of Music
Millie Beane is one of the foremost Church Choral Conductors in New England. She has developed and sustained an outstanding music program at Carter Memorial UMC for over thirty years. Millie is known for conducting the Needham Interfaith Chorale in concerts centered around the Spirituals of the African-American tradition as well as Brahms' Requiem. Under Millie's leadership, the choirs have produced two choral CD's, one entitled Songs of Prayer and Praise and one a Christmas CD entitled The Joys of Christmas, that includes the Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, small ensembles, instrumentalists, and an original piano composition by Aaron Rosenthal. The sponsor for the Christmas CD project was The Preacher's Aid Society of New England.
Aaron Rosenthal plays piano and organ at Carter Memorial, where he also serves as choir accompanist. He teaches music privately and at the Suzuki School of Newton and also works as a freelance pianist, composer and arranger around the greater Boston area. Aaron particularly enjoys composing solo piano, choral, and chamber music, and he writes for musicians of all ages and level of experience. One of his most frequently performed works -- Voices of Terezin, a setting of children's poetry from the Holocaust -- has been performed on four continents and is published in versions for mixed and women's chorus. Aaron also writes and plays keyboards for indie pop/rock band This Blue Heaven (http://thisblueheaven.bandcamp.com/).
Gina joined the team in January, 2010 after many years as a volunteer at the First United Methodist Church in Hudson, MA. Gina works with several different ministry teams to help develop programming at the church in the areas of technology, missions, education and youth activities. Gina works a variety of hours- many of them evenings and is easily reached by cell phone at 978-303-5115 or email@example.com.
Kathie joined the staff at Carter the fall of 2000 and is essential to all ministries here at Carter Memorial. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Monday through Friday. For July and August office hours are 8:30 am - Noon. For today's recipe click here: Today's Recipe