Dr. Gary Whetstone, former pastor of Moreland United Methodist Church, will return to the church on Sunday.
Whetstone will bring the message for the church's annual homecoming worship service at 11 a.m. A homecoming potluck will follow in the fellowship hall.
Whetstone met Diane, his future wife, during his seminary years at Iliff School of Theology, in Denver, Colorado, returning to Georgia in 1978. They have two grown children and three grandchildren, Ben (and Robin, plus Sadie, Merrill, and Jack) and Rachel (and Fabian).
Whetstone, who served as Moreland’s pastor from 1985-1990, retired in July 2017, having served nine appointments over 42 years with the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.