J2118

Commending The Reverend John P. Fahey, Jr. on his retirement after many years of distinguished service as Pastor of St. James United...

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  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J2118


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending The Reverend John P. Fahey, Jr. upon
the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service
as Pastor of St. James United Methodist Church, Lynbrook, New York

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend The Reverend
John P. Fahey, Jr. upon the occasion of his retirement after many years
of distinguished service as Pastor of St. James United Methodist Church,
Lynbrook, New York, to be celebrated at a dinner held in his honor on
Thursday, June 13, 2013, at The Knights of Columbus Hall, Lynbrook, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Born June 13, 1941, in Glen Cove, New York, Pastor John P.
Fahey, Jr. entered the Ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1980;
and
WHEREAS, He served as Pastor of Carpenter Memorial United Methodist
Church in Glen Cove, New York, and then of Riverhead United Methodist
Church, Riverhead, New York; and
WHEREAS, In July of 2000, Pastor John P. Fahey, Jr. was appointed to
St. James United Methodist Church, where he faithfully served until his
retirement in June of 2013; and
WHEREAS, Pastor John P. Fahey, Jr. has brought to his ministry an
overwhelming spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and
enlightenment in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties,
while always displaying the highest standards of personal and profes-
sional integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, Pastor John P. Fahey, Jr. served the Long Island West
District of the UMC as Chairman of their Parish Development Committee
and Registrar of the District Board of Ordained Ministry; and
WHEREAS, He also served on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn
United Methodist Church Home and the Far Rockaway United Methodist
Center; and
WHEREAS, For the past 25 years, Pastor John P. Fahey, Jr. has served
as an instructor of Lay Speakers for the District School of Lay Speak-
ing; and
WHEREAS, Locally, he is a Past President of the Lynbrook/East Rockaway
Rotary Club, Secretary of the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Clergy Association,
and Chaplain for The Lynbrook Fire Department, The Lynbrook Police
Department, and Lynbrook-Massapequa Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons;
and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 49 years, Jean, and
their two sons, Edmond and Patrick, as well as five grandchildren,
Cullen, Catherine, Megan, Dillon and Caroline, all of whom feel privi-
leged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is

appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend The Reverend John P. Fahey, Jr. upon the occasion of his retire-
ment after many years of distinguished service as Pastor of St. James
United Methodist Church, noting his unremitting and compassionate faith
and his exemplary service to God, man, and his community, and extending
to him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legislative Body for a future
of purposeful success and well-being; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Reverend John P. Fahey, Jr.

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