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Weekly Roundup: Mayor election, FUMC opens doors top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Lisa Petriello was sworn in as mayor, and FUMC is looking toward a more inclusive future. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Lisa Petriello sworn in as mayor of Moorestown

Petriello will hold the title until Dec. 31, with Councilwoman Nicole Gillespie serving as deputy mayor by her side. Newcomers Gillespie and Brian Donnelly were sworn in last Monday after receiving the most votes in November’s election.

Committee, professional appointments spark debate at reorganization meeting

Despite the more inclusive process, council’s committee and professional appointments were the subject of much debate at last Monday night’s reorganization meeting. Councilman Michael Locatell and Councilwoman Victoria Napolitano questioned a variety of committee appointments as well as the decision to forgo utilizing Taylor Design Group.

FUMC opens their doors to LGBTQ community

The First United Methodist Church of Moorestown is opening its doors to the LGBTQ community. FUMC is becoming a “Reconciling Congregation” through the Reconciling Ministry Network, a national network of Methodists committed to the inclusion of all sexual orientations and gender identities. FUMC is one of only eight reconciling churches in New Jersey.

On Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m., the church will hold its first “Reconciling Sunday,” which it hopes will serve as a joyous welcome to members of the LGBTQ community. Marvin A. Marsh, a retired Baptist pastor and past director of the Neighborhood Action Program, will serve the celebration’s guest speaker.

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