Pastors Page by Rev. Beckie Sweet

For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord. 
"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

What an amazing God we serve! For our God seeks to give us a “Future with Hope!” That is the promise that we cling to in prosperous times, and in times of scarcity; in times of harmonious living, and in times of conflict. The disciples of Christ at Kenmore United Methodist Church desire to live within this promise from God. We also partner with God to make this promise a reality for as much of creation as possible. God has gifted us for that partnership of ministry!
Through our individual and congregational service, sharing of resources, and growth in faith, knowledge, and commitment, God is preparing us for the “Future with Hope.”

During this autumn season we are being challenged to live into our new vision statement as we catch a glimpse of the “Future with Hope” that God has planned for us, and for those who are blessed by our ministries. Our fall Stewardship Campaign will focus on inviting folks to make pledges to equip KUMC to support ministries that bring our vision into focus, nurtues disciples for ministry, and designs life-shaping, faith-enhancing opportunities for those who are seeking to bring Christ’s love to our community and world. Please begin now to pray about your commitment to these ministries. On World Communion Sunday (Oct. 7) and UM Student Sunday (Nov. 25) we will receive special denominational offerings to support community development ministries and scholarship for racial/ethnic student, and UM students in college. This is yet another way to invest in the future of Christ’s reign on earth.
Please join us in shaping the future of KUMC’s ministries through our investment
sharing Christ’s message of love, grace, and hope!
Rev. Beckie

 



 

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