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November 2012

posted Dec 18, 2014, 3:09 PM by Henry McTague

Dearest Friends in Christ,

 November is upon us; the month when our thoughts turn to the blessings which we enjoy through God’s mercy and grace.  We make plans to gather family and friends around a table of bounty, and our worship life reflects our gratitude as well.  As a community, we have much to be grateful for – a rich faith tradition that connects us with the past, while it provides us with solid hope for the future, and fellowship upon which we rely for friendship, support, and companionship for the journey.  Additionally, the life of the church provides us with opportunities to share our love of God with others and to explore personal pathways of spiritual formation.  As disciples, we remember Jesus’ words, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28.19)  This Good News is not to be kept to ourselves, but rather it is meant to be shared.

Often, the weeks around Thanksgiving and Christmas, are also opportunities for folks to engage or re-engage with the church community.  This year, we will be celebrating Homecoming Sunday on November 11th.  That day will also be the culmination of our 2012 stewardship campaign, but the primary focus of the service will be around the unity of the community and a celebration of who we are as the Body of Christ.  If other activities have interfered with worship attendance this fall, the 11th will be the perfect time to reconnect.  So please plan to attend, to enjoy the warmth of this wonderful congregation, and to feast on the Stewardship Brunch that will take place between services. Stewardship Brunch begins at 9:30 so that all members and friends can break bread together.

Wishing you blessings without end,

Pastor Gail