In June 1995, as Fairview United Church was preparing to amalgamate with St. Paul’s-Trinity United Church in order to create a new church and congregation at Nelson United, they had an interim Minister for two years
, Rev. Dorcas Larson. At one of the final services at Fairview, Dorcas presented the congregation with the DOVE.
It was brought to Nelson United Church and “flies” in the sanctuary, above the pulpit, in the pipe loft. Dorcus gave this to us so that it would be a constant reminder that the Holy Spirit surrounds us, guides us and gives us peace, not only in our Church but in our daily lives as well.
The following article appeared in The Fairview CHRONICLE, edition: April 15, 1995 – June 30, 1995:
We hope and pray that the DOVE can have the same meaning for all who come into our Church home
as it does for those initial venturers from Fairview.