|THE JOYFUL NOISE
“WHAT NEXT?” Interesting question, isn’t it?
Well, I’ve been thinking a lot about “what next” for the Chugwater and Wheatland congregations. As I begin my last month being your pastor, I believe that the “what next” for each of us would be raise our vison, our perspective of what it means to be the church today.
I know there are serious challenges facing both congregations in the near future – finances, declining membership, and purpose. Let me offer a few ideas:
First, don’t think of “what next” – think of “what’s possible.” What can the congregations do to enhance the Kingdom of God in the lives of its members? What’s possible?
Second, think about where you spend most your time. Are you witnessing to your faith to all you meet?
Third, set your path to help others become God’s people.
My last four sermons (April 30, May 7, 14, 21), I will attempt to answer the “What Next” question, with “Where do we go from here?” as my last sermon.
Andrea and I have really enjoyed our time with you for the past two years. I thank you for your support and friendship. You are all appreciated. Know that as we leave for Texas, each of you will be in our thoughts, prayers, and hope for the days, months, and years to come.
May God bless each of you.
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IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR PRAYERS:
Tom K.; Janet M.; Irene J.; Phil M.; K.T. H. & Family; Diane N.;
"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17
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DATES TO REMEMBER
May 2nd – Project Patricia – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
FARWELL TO OUR PASTOR
Looking forward to seeing everyone there to bid these two wonderful people
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A NOTE FROM THE CHOIR
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women (UMW) met on April 13, 2017, for our monthly
Myrna discussed the reading program choices, and passed out lists for readers
Plans for the upcoming Spring Tea and Silent Auction, scheduled for April 22, 2017,
The UMW ladies will meet once more, on May 11, at noon, to wrap up this season. We
All ladies of the church are invited to attend any of these events. We need all the
To Pastor Welch and Andrea,