Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday Fives

1.Preaching Series - This Sunday, January 5th, we will observe and participate in John Wesley's Covenant Service. This time will be filled with song, liturgy, the celebration of Holy Communion, and a time for us to enter into a covenant of purpose and direction together. I hope you will come and be a part of this moving act of worship as we re-dedicate ourselves and our lives to God, vowing to be all that God created us to be as we work together to build the Kingdom of God. Invite a friend and I hope to see you all there!

2. Variety Show and Dessert Bar - Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 18th, at 7pm as S.O.S. (Sisters of Soul) will host a Variety Show and Dessert Bar in the Fellowship Hall. I hope you will make plans to share your gifts in the show and be a part of the wonderful time that will surely follow.

3. Advent Conspiracy Update - WE DID IT! Thanks to the generosity of this congregation, we did it. We met our goal and will be able to partner with Belleview UMC to buy an Ark of Hope from Heifer International and we will be able to pack meals for children in Africa through Stop Hunger Now. I will begin to make the arrangements for our food packing date with Stop Hunger Now and will let you know when it will take place. Once again, thank you so much for partnering together to truly make an impact in the life of another person.

4. Thank You! - I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful Christmas Cards, baked goodies, gifts and words of love you shared with me and my family this Advent season. It is truly my honor to be able to be your pastor and walk with you as we live out our faith together. Thank you again for your love and generosity. It means a great deal to me.

5. Children's Home - On Saturday, March 15th, our District has been invited to the Annual Day Apart at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. This is our opportunity to tour the campus, speak to the volunteers, and see how our financial and prayerful support is being utilized. The day will begin at 9am and will conclude with lunch on the campus at noon. I highly encourage anyone who is interested to attend. If you would like to carpool, please contact the church office and let us know so we can coordinate it. For more information, please click here.

Have a great week and I will see you Sunday!

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