In the name of Christ, I offer Autumn Greetings!

This season holds so much opportunity for Jesus-followers! Already the beauty of Autumn colors is beginning to show. What a delight to come to God with thanksgiving for God’s care amidst the changing seasons of life and of each year.

Thank you to all those who have donated through the church to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) with either monetary donations or Cleaning Bucket supplies. In the wake of unprecedented hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, 100% of your UMCOR donation goes directly to assist storm victims in their recovery. Your love is already being experienced by those affected by waves, wind, and nature’s fury.

This is also the time of the year when we are asked to make a commitment to support the many ministries of the church locally and globally for the coming year. Similar to the stone’s touch on the water creating ripples that extend unendingly, our giving is an investment in the sharing of gifts God gives, nurtures, and extends through us to all those we meet and influence. We will also celebrate in worship the lives of those saints who have influenced us with their faithful witness for Christ. And we are reminded to give thanks for these and so many other blessings that God has so generously bestowed upon us.

We will receive two UM Special Sunday offerings: On World Communion Sunday (Oct. 1) funds designated for this offering will support education for US and International ethnic students working to make a positive change in our world; on UM Student Sunday (Nov. 26) funds collected will support scholarships and low interest student loans for UM students endeavoring to transform the world. Your donations will impact these students, their communities, our churches and the world, possibly for generations to come.  

Together, we can make a positive impact in the name of Christ! Thanks be to God!

~ Rev. Beckie Sweet

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