A Word From the Pastor
Happy New Year! There is always a moment of refreshment that I feel at the beginning of a new year. It is like birthdays where we think about the chances to improve and do things better with the time ahead. As we head into not only a new year, but a new decade, we are entering into a season of listening. As I mentioned last month, you are going to be contacted by a member of our Collaborative Ministry Team in the coming weeks. They will also be reaching out to community groups to have sessions with them. Our team will then come back together to parse out where our passions meet with the needs of the community.
I will also be heading down to Braderton, Florida February 6-7 to meet with the coaching team of Thom Rainer. (Author of Simple Church, I Am a Church Member, and many other titles.) I will be meeting with his team for two days of intensive planning and coaching. I received a scholarship that makes the program financially feasible, and I look forward to learning from their experience. I think that 2020 will be a busy year for our church, and I hope that you will walk and pray alongside our teams and leadership as they strive to guide our church forward.
We are going to be sharing in some joint worship services with Wesley UMC in the coming year as well. We will be joining together on every fourth Sunday for special services. The dates for the next few months are as follows:
January 26th: Service at First UMC
February 23rd: Service at Wesley UMC
March 22nd: Service at First UMC
April 5th: Service at Wesley UMC
April 12th: Service at First UMC
All services will be held at 10:00AM.
May your year ahead be wonderful and blessed!