A note from Pastor Kim During the week of June 13th - 16th the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church met in Manchester New Hampshire for its annual conference. During this time representatives of all the UMC's including clergy and laity joined in fellowship, Worship and Holy conferencing that covered the business of the church. As part of this wonderful experience I was able to gather on Saturday with a group of Local Pastors. It was a wonderful time of sharing and discussion about the church, our specific role as Licensed Pastors and how we can more effectively Serve God while answering our Call in our bi-Vocationaly capacity. As such it is a different form of what an Ordained Elder of the Church is called. Interesting Right?!?
We have unique blessings and possibilities in the NEUMC. And the opportunities to live into God's call in our lives can take many forms. First, realizing that we each have an individual relationship with God gives us each our individual responses to that call. Through the many ministries of our local church everyone has a chance to say YES to God and become an Usher or Greeter, Assist in counting as a teller, serving on a committee that functions specifically to find ways to teach our children and members, work in ways to change people's lives for the better or improve the status and health and safety of everyone on and including this planet. There are endless ways to be the active and engaged child of God you were created to be. The organized and effective work of the United Methodist Women and UM Men, or becoming a district or Conference participant in Outreach, Missions, UMCOR, or any of the Boards and committees that work to make our mission effective and vibrant are all within the reach and capability of any member of the United Methodist Church.
So, take time and pray, dicern what God is calling you to do. It may lead to something special. In the meantime speak with Janice DiTullio or Judy Rachdorf, they attend this event representing you the WUMC congregation, or with Travis or myself. We had a blast and are excited to share with you what the UMC in New England is doing.
GOT QUESTIONS? See the bulletins board. EVERTHING IS ALWAYS THERE!
Worship Bulletin - Each week youth activities are listed there.
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Regular old email & Phone calls – Kim is greatly outnumbered check out the other communications first. We are trying to keep with the scheduled events so there should be no surprises. Spread the word, Share the info with your friends.