Archives for March 2015
Good Morning! Baskets of Hope is just around the corner, here’s some ways you can help, and we DEFINITELY need your help:
We’ve got LOTS of baskets to fill this year. The demand for infant baskets paired with our partnership with Bridge the Gap ministry in Southeast Raleigh (where members of the community there will be packing 100 baskets with supplies we’ve provided), has left our supplies and budget “stretched” more than usual.
This means we could use the following assistance:
1. Manpower and KIDpower at the Packing Party on this Sunday, 3/22 at 3p in the Fellowship Hall.
2. CANDY! We need donated bags of candy.
3. Donations: We can use the additional money to support the extended efforts this year.
3. Prayer: Especially for the children, both those receiving baskets and serving Sunday.
If you were not able to make it to church this past Sunday, take a moment to listen to Colin’s sermon. We are still in the “I AM” sermon series and the topic was “…the Good Shepherd”.
The Church Council will meet on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00pm in room 200. We will have a strategic conversation on Evangelism. There are no areas of discernment. All are welcome to attend.
Enjoy Lenten Devotions written by FUMC members on the topic of “I AM the True Vine” based on John 15:1-8
One of my many job descriptions is shepherd. It is pretty scary job description for all of us. If you are reading this then there is a good chance that means you are a part of the flock. I’m not sure I like being called a shepherd anymore than you like being called a sheep.
However, part of a shepherd’s role is to lead, guide, protect, and care for the sheep. That’s a job I enter into every morning with great humility, awe, and seriousness. Yet, it is scary because I know I get it wrong, I know I too am broken, and I know I too am prone to wander.
So this weeks proclamation from Jesus, “I am the good shepherd” is pretty important for all of us. The Lord is our Shepherd; Jesus is our protector, our comforter, and our guide. Each and every week I try and guide folks towards the good shepherd the best way I know how, and that is usually in a gathered community around a table. I hope you will make it a priority to be at worship this week as we follow the good shepherd, gather around a table, and welcome a few more to our flock.
If you missed last Sunday’s sermon please take a moment to hear Colin preach.
Enjoy Lenten Devotions written by FUMC members on the topic of “I AM the Good Shepherd” based on John 10:1-10