Rev. Ritch Grimes installed as Co-pastor by Milk River Churches (MRC)


March 20, 2024

At left in photo Theresa Danley, Co-pastor of the Milk River Churches (MRC) leads the installation ceremony to install Rev. Ritch Grimes, at right, as the new Co-pastor of the MRC. Neal Rigg, center, of the United Methodist Church, also participated in the installation. Ritch Grimes, and his family, came to Chinook about five years ago when he was called to the Chinook Alliance Church. Ritch and his wife, Judy, and daughter, Stephanie, make their home in Chinook.

The Milk River Churches (MRC) installed Rev. Ritch Grimes as a new Co-pastor at the four congregations' joint monthly service. The MRC include two Presbyterian congregations in Havre and Chinook and the United Methodist and American Lutheran churches in Chinook. The monthly joint service is held the first Sunday of each month and is hosted by a different church each month. The joint service includes communion and a potluck following the regular worship service. The four congregations joined together in the face of a national shortage of ministers willing to serve in rural churches.

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