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Memorial Service for Rev. Janice Jean Smith-Sommerville

Pacific School of Religion and The City of Refuge UCC church family deeply mourns the passing of Rev. Janice Jean Smith-Sommerville, Director of the Theological Education for Leadership Program at Pacific School of Religion and beloved Associate Pastor of Administration & Member Services at The City of Refuge UCC.

We will gather virtually to honor her life and memory on Saturday, March 20th at 4 pm PST, with Bishop Flunder as the Eulogist for the day.  The service will be broadcast via The City of Refuge UCC’s FaceBook Page ( and YouTube Channel (

General messages of condolence (text, images, and videos) can be posted to a Memorial Kudoboard found at this link:

Official resolutions and letters of condolence should be emailed to and should be received by no later than Monday, March 15th.  Please send all official letters on organizational letterhead formatted as PDFs.

We thank you in advance for all your many kindnesses, and we ask that you continue in prayer for her spouse, Karen Lord-Nixon and her son, Kyle Sommerville.  Though Pastor Janice took flight much sooner than we could have anticipated, we know she now abides in the eternal presence of her Creator, Savior, and Sustainer where her new body is unbound and her praise is unending!

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