Focus: Happy New Year – 2019
I hope each of you ate your black eyed peas and turnip greens on January 1st – our Southern tradition of welcoming in the New Year which my parents and grandparents passed on to us!
We’re not sure where 2018 has gone, but it flew by in a hurry! I pray for us all to have a safe, prosperous, and Happy New Year!
Our church was at its best in December for Advent and Christmas seasons. Our fine worship services, the UM Women’s Christmas luncheon and organ recital, the Chancel Choir’s outstanding Christmas Cantata, our Children’s Choir, the Church Christmas Dinner, and our UM Youth Christmas caroling.
I also want to express my thanks to our dedicated Church Staff which worked overtime during December to help our church and facilities to be at its best during this holy season.
I thank God for each of you—for your faith in Jesus Christ our dedication and love for His Church. There’s a big smile on the face of Finance Chair Robert Nannemann because of our strong giving in 2018 which allowed our church to complete our Conference apportionment commitments and general operating budget.
I believe our church has a wonderful spirit and a sense of momentum that is carrying over into the New Year! I look forward to what the Lord will do in and through us, and for us in 2019.
In Christ’s love,