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Faith

First Lutheran pastor celebrates silver anniversary

The congregation of First Lutheran Church of DeKalb, along with family and friends, celebrated with Pastor Janet Hunt the 25th anniversary of her ordination. 

The celebration was held July 14 at the church. Pastor Dennis Heaney, retired pastor from Somonauk and longtime friend of Pastor Hunt’s, gave the children’s lesson and the sermon. He also led the congregation in a special blessing for Pastor Hunt.

A reception followed the service with many friends and family from some of her previous congregations in attendance. Hunt has served Lutheran churches of the ELCA in Dixon, Nachusa, Wilmington and Sycamore. She also served on the bishop’s staff of the Northern Illinois Synod in Rockford.

A Rochelle native, Hunt was ordained on July 17, 1988, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb. She currently serves First Lutheran Church of DeKalb.

To honor Pastor Hunt, a special donation is being made to the ELCA’s Global Barnyard. Donations are being accepted through Aug. 18. The Global Barnyard helps people all over the world fight hunger and transform lives by providing animals to be raised as not only a food source, but also a sustainable solution to ensure that these gifts keep on giving for years to come.

First Lutheran Church is located at 324 N. Third St. For more information, visit www.firstdekalb.org or call 815-758-0643.

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