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Bruington hangs up cassock at First Presbyterian


January 8, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

The Rev. John Bruington, former pastor of First Presbyterian Church, reflects on his 10 years spent serving the church. His last sermon was in December. He has stayed around to help with the transition, though when everything is done, he said, he will attend a different church in the area to allow the incoming pastor a chance to make a name for themself.

After 10 years as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Havre and a lifetime of pastoring throughout the country before that, the Rev. John Bruington has hung up his cassock at the church.

His last day was Dec. 31, and Sunday was the first time since he started that someone else - Sherry Edwards from Chinook - preached at First Presbyterian in Havre.

Naturally, he said, he will miss the people most, the same ones who threw him a big party Dec. 17 in the dining hall of the church. An incredible meal was cooked and he received a signed goodbye card inscribed with "Saying goodbye to our co...

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