In case you haven't heard it elsewhere, I'm happy to report that despite a coughing fit one paragraph from the conclusion of the sermon, I did receive the vote of the congregation to be the pastor at First Congregational Church UCC in North Yarmouth, Maine. I start on September 1st. I'm beyond delighted, and deeply grateful.
Thanks to all who offered words of support along the way. I had the opportunity to be in conversation with a number of wonderful churches, but I feel convinced this is the way the Spirit meant me to move in the end.