Siblings in Christ,
I greet you all in The Name of Jesus Christ! The time has come for you and I to begin a new chapter in our lives. This is and exciting chapter that will be filled with spirit-filled worship, exciting visioning, and joyful music and praise. I invite you on this spirit-led journey towards our future as a church. There are four key points that I would like to share with you as we begin this journey.
- Never Stop Loving Others and Jesus- Our Love for Jesus Christ should Emulate in Our Relationships with
- Embrace Diversity- Differences are beautiful and God has created each of us in a unique way. We are all
children of God, valued and loved by our creator.
- Embrace the Youth- Youth are a crucial part of the church and have some amazing ideas.
- Invest in the Future- This United Methodist Church Building and its ministries have historical and meaningful
value and continue to impact so many lives spiritually and physically. How amazing for this church to be
Celebrating 160 years in ministry together in Conyngham.
This month, we will be focusing on our neighbors in Conyngham and beyond. Mr. Rogers from the show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood impacted many children and youth. He certainly knew what it was like to have neighbors of all kind and how to reach each of them. The series for July is called “Our Neighbors in Conyngham.” Throughout this month, we will begin to discover who our neighbors are and how to reach them in The Name of Jesus Christ.
I would like to share with you two of my favorite verses from scripture. These are from the New International Version of The Bible. One is Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” The second is Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Each day, continue to seek justice, love, mercy, and walk humbly with God and be filled with the Holy Spirit trusting in God every step of your journey of faith.
I look forward to meeting you all on Sunday at 10:30! Invite a friend to come with you. Someone that may not know who Jesus is, what Jesus did, or even someone who may have gone to church, but does not have a church home currently. This week and every week, go with God and make a difference in the lives of others that you encounter from day to day!
Blessings to You and Your Neighbors,
Pastor Calvin Collins