[image: Wesley Fryar]
Well my friends, they say that "all good things must come to an end." After 23 months of blogging, 161 blogposts and as of this moment 23,615 page visits, it's time for me to bring things to a close as I end my Vice-Moderator term. I'll never forget two years ago at GA in San Jose when I was asked to consider doing a blog I said "No. Nobody wants to read what I have to say!" Little did I know that when I changed my mind and began this venture with my first post on August 16, 2008 that it would be a great way to connect and share stories of life as Vice-Moderator of the 218th General Assembly.
First and foremost I want to say "Thanks' to all of you. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read about my adventures. I cannot tell you how many people I have met in my travels who have said "I read your blog." Thanks for your comments and most importantly thanks for your prayers, support and words of encouragement. Actually I should thank you for being patient while I flooded your email in-boxes and Moderator "Mod Squad" facebook page with messages. Bruce and I have a running joke that the reason why people are leaving that page is due to my incessant messaging about another post ;-)
What's next for me? The blog actually belongs to Communications Department of the PCUSA so hopefully it will be used by the next Vice-Moderator so that person can share their stories as well. I will take a break from blogging for a while but may reappear in the near future! You can still follow me on facebook or twitter. In terms of life I will return to pastor Davie Street Presbyterian Church on a full-time basis and remember how to be a husband to Regina and a father to Andrew. All the aforementioned are VERY HAPPY to have me back on a regular basis!
They say that as soon as your term is over it's like you have "fallen off a cliff." Uhhhhh . . . not really. I have plenty of invites post Vice-Moderator life -
*July 22 to August 7 - Preacher for weeks 5 & 6 for Montreat Youth Conferences
*July 29 - Skype-ing into Columbia Theological Seminary's Summer Scholars Event to talk about Enrichment opportunities with Social Media/Networking.
*August 1 - Visit First Presbyterian Church Asheville, NC to speak to Sunday School class about my Vice-Moderator experiences and preach the 10:15 a.m. service.
*September - Speak to the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at North Carolina State University about my Vice-Mod experiences.
*October 4 to 7 - Preacher for the 2010 Continuing Education for Commissioned Lay Pastor and Preachers Conference at Montreat (I am working with John Bell!).
*November 21 - Guest preacher for Homecoming Worship service at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA.
*January 2011 - Montreat Master Planning Team meeting.
*March/April 2011 - Preacher for the annual Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary Founders Day Worship service.
*August 2011 (tentative) - Bible Study leader for Young Adult Volunteer Orientation in Stony Point, NY.
. . . and others to follow. So if you are around I would love for you to come by and visit!
All in all I have had a great time the past two years. Once again "Thank you" for reading and conversing with me on www.vicemodblog.com. And I will leave you with this -
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord's face shine upon you and give you peace and rest this day and forevermore. Amen.