FPC will miss you, the Teague family will miss you, and I will miss you.  Thank you, Dr. Bill Wood for 27 years.  You brought me into adulthood in the Presbyterian church and you baptised each of my children into the church (three of 800!)    I can’t wait to see what you will do next. (And it was a wonderful celebration).

The Session of First Presbyterian Church Charlotte, NC

cordially invites you to a celebration honoring

The Reverend Doctor William Pape Wood

for his twenty-seven years of leadership

at First Presbyterian Church and the community,

and forty years of ministry in the Presbyterian Church at large

on the occasion of his retirement

November 21, 2010

 

 

Bill Wood by the Numbers

Number of sermons 1,100

Number of baptisms 800

Number of weddings 800

Number of new members added 1,863

Number of Officer Training classes 28

Number of Stewardship seasons 27

Number of Capital campaigns 3

Number of mission trips participated in 3

Number of dollars raised for benevolences over $12 million

Number of Associate Ministers 16

Number of William P. Wood/First Presbyterian Scholars 5

Number of children enrolled infant-5th grade 736

Number of Youth enrolled 264

Number of children in Weekday School 255

Number of children in Child Development Center 101

Number of current TV viewers 39,000 homes

source: http://www.firstpres-charlotte.org/FirstNews/fn.20101121.pdf