The Hood View Church (Boring, Ore.) celebrated its 40th anniversary in May 2005 with a special worship service, potluck and evening vespers. Former pastors Ron Smith and Tom Stafford preached for the morning service, which included honorary mention of the charter members who founded the church in 1965 and greetings from Jere Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference president, and Don Livesay, Oregon Conference president.
Current and former members visited during a potluck dinner before rejoining in the evening for a vespers program, featuring a multimedia presentation of the church’s history in photos and sound. Light refreshments after vespers provided one last chance for visitors and members to reminisce together.
An age-old myth was broken that day. The list of former pastors and associate pastors proved once and for all that, in fact, there was never a Pastor Dull at this Boring church.