As part of the ongoing process I am called to complete, are periodic gatherings of the DCOM, District Committee on Ordained Ministry. The letter of invitation included the usual greetings and pleasantries, date, time, location etc.. Then it proceeded to go into some depth about the required dress code for the visit. I'll be honest. Being confused and a little offended I went out shopping to find "Pastor Clothes".
Needless to say, clothes shopping is not a favorite activity and when partnered with the impending gathering, I was a little more stressed than I wanted to be. After all, that does a smart Black suit really have to do with serving God? Well, when I stopped my annoyed huffing and puffing I remembered Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
No, I didn't get dressed up for a throw-down, I did however, dress appropriately as a sign of respect for my position and the appointment I was attending. Also, I am reminded that my attire can be a distraction especially when most of my wardrobe is 30 hour famine T-shirts. Fun and meaningful yes, convery a sense of dignity –well… So, I did prepare myself for the work of God to happen at the meeting with Prayer, and meditation on what God has and is calling me to do in my work. So now that I am done with this meeting I will change into my jeans and sweatshirt and tackle the work of our Congregation. Aware of how I present myself and serve can allow God to be experienced more fully.Youth Group Activities
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YOUTH GROUP Calendar
November 5th: Laser Craze. Meet at WUMC Youth Loft at 3:30 for a short gathering and introduction to 2017-2018 Youth events. Then we will go to Laser Craze in Woburn to play games at 4:30. Youth cost for the event is $4.00. WUMC Youth will cover the balance. Sign up on the bulletin Board next to the Education office.
November 12th: On November 12th we will be partnering with the youth group at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) for an interfaith service project centering around homelessness and Syrian refugees. We will bring a group of its youth to participate in the event, which will take place from 2-5pm at the ISBCC Mosque in Roxbury.
Youth will get to:
•Build interfaith relationships •Think about different experiences of homelessness, from our local context to the Syrian crisis
•Participate in service to help local and Syrian youth
•Visit the ISBCC Mosque, a wonderful way to get to know the space and community there. Contact Pastor Kim or sign up on the bulletin Board in the Hall next to the education office. ASAP, I need to arrange transportation.
November 19th: Summer Mission Trip Meeting. Any Youth considering attending the 2018 Summer Mission trips should attend this meeting. Middle School at Noon, High School at 1:30. A parent should attend with the youth. AND-The Christmas trees will be delivered on this day too. We will help out and conclude our meetings around the delivery. A $50.00 deposit will be required with initial paperwork on Sunday 12/3. Contact your friends and relatives that are interested in participating in the mission trip. All are welcome but, No late jumping on the band wagon.
November 19th: Wilmington Counsel of Churches Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. 7pm: Wilmington Congregational Church. November 26th: A casual gathering with Pizza and crafting for our Alternative Gift Fair Project. 6pm in Rm 1