This morning we made the trek down to beautiful Lincoln City Congregational Church for the ordination of Scott Elliott. Scott was a classmate of mine at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He was the only other Oregonian on campus. Scott considered calls across the United States (there have been none until recently available anywhere in Oregon) and settled on an exciting opportunity to minister at Riviera United Church of Christ in Palm Bay, Florida. His home church on the Oregon coast was packed for the ordination service. The picture above is of Scott (on the left) with The Rev. John Gantt, interim minister of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. Scott and his wife Nancy, along with three of their four children, visited our house on Thursday morning. Florida is fortunate to get such a good group of people from Oregon and the UCC is lucky to have such a talented new minister.