Sample Designs & Wording Messages
Pastor Retirement Gift
You have served the Lord
with gladness - tirelessly, faithfully,
and with great compassion for His flock.
Your investment in the lives of others
has truly made a difference; you have given
hope and encouragement to so many.
Now, as the day dawns on the next chapter
in your life, may God continue to
richly bless you and watch over you.
With Great Affection and Appreciation!
From Your Church Family
"I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth... "
~ Isaiah 43:19
Retirement Gift for Clergy
Our Loving Minister, Reverend, Pastor or Priest
As You RETIRE
Of your faithful service to the Lord, to whom,
when He asked, "Whom shall I send?"
You humbly replied "Send Me."
Of the difference you've made in the lives of
so many as Pastor, Teacher and Friend;
And of the dedication and commitment with
which you have dispersed your duties as Pastor
We congratulate you on your retirement,
and pray that God will continue to bless you and
your family as you enter this new chapter in your life
With Great Affection and Gratitude
The Officers and Members
United Methodist Church of Austin, Texas
Pastor's retirement offers a unique opportunity to express your appreciation for the retiring pastor. It should not only be a celebration of years of dedication to the congregation, but also a celebration of unrevealed faithful services to the world- still to come!
This pastor retirement gift is both a symbol and a special remembrance. The gorgeous cut of the crystal in the shape of a sail boat denotes forward motion, new adventures and excitement ahead. The sail, full of breeze, really conveys all the possibilities that fill life after retirement. But the piece is so artistically designed that it becomes so much more than a token of retirement.
The beautiful base allows this pastor retirement plaque to be an effortless display piece. The sail is anchored to the base with a textured, three-dimensional globe. The frosted bands that span the face of the plaque add detail but don't interfere with the pristine engrave space that can be deep etched with any message you choose, free of charge.