The First Congregational Church of Burlington is saying goodbye to the Reverend Bob Lee who has served their community for 18 years. I attended a celebration of his ministry on Saturday and witnessed a wonderful afternoon of remembrance, love, respect and laughter. The chapel was packed with friends who came to show their appreciation for Bob and his wife Donna.
There were gifts from the community and Sunday school classes, a slide show, music, great food, some tears and much affection.
I was privileged to have been asked to create a portrait of Bob to hang with those of other former ministers at the church. It was wonderful to be invited to see the portrait unveiled and to see where it will be displayed. I enjoyed working with Bob and Donna and I think his character and vitality are evident in the image.