Pastors Note

Pastor's Note
From the desk of Rev. Steve Berger, Senior Pastor

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Back to Basics

Whether you are sitting at a desk with a new textbook, showing up for practice with your chosen sport or instrument or returning to work after a long, hot summer of vacations and downtime, September can be a time to go back to the basics and find a new start. We have had a good summer of programs and ministry here at First UMC. Our children and youth have had some great opportunities to enjoy activities and learning and we have continued vital ministries like feeding and providing clothes, books, backpacks, supplies, to those needy folks in our community. Now it's time to move forward into the fall with an emphasis on the basics of the Christian faith. This is to remind us of the "why" of church ministries and programs. Starting in September, a new Sunday School class will begin called "The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith" for new members, parents of future Confirmands and anyone interested in learning the basics of discipleship. This class will also cover the faith prospective of the United Methodist Church and ways to serve here. Starting Sunday, September 15, we will begin a sermon series on called "Committed to Christ" which will cover a different topic of Christian discipleship each week, including; prayer, Bible study, worship, witness, giving and service. I hope and pray that this refresher and reminder will help us remember what God is calling us to do in our daily lives as we "Take up our cross and follow Him" (Luke 14:27)

Pastor Steve