The New Milford United Methodist Church has announced the Rev. Paul A. Fleck, who has served as pastor at NMUMC for five years, will become the minister at the Hamden Plains UMC July 1.

The Rev. Fleck’s last Sunday service in New Milford will be June 28 at 9 a.m.

On July 1, NMUMC will welcome a new minister, the Rev. Alex da Silva Souto, who comes from South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church.

His first Sunday service will be held July 12 at 9 a.m. at the 68 Danbury Road church.