By the time you read these words, Labor Day weekend will be here. I trust you have enjoyed your summer and were able to spend quality time with family.
As we move into a more “normal” rhythm in the life of the church, I want to thank you for your faithfulness throughout the year to Roberta UMC. Without YOU we could not accomplish the ministry that God is calling us as a body to fulfill.
The Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 4: 11-13, “He (God) gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. His purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of God’s Son. God’s goal is for us to become mature adults– to be fully grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ.”
As your pastor, I am called to equip, train, and encourage you to discover and develop your unique gifts and employ them in the work of the kingdom. Together we can do much to advance the kingdom of God.
My eyes are open, and I have encouraged our staff to keep their eyes open to all the giftedness we have in this congregation. There is a place for all to plug in.
Thanks again for your dedicated service.
In Christian Love,