As I write my last Monday message for 2018, I want to leave you with two words: gratitude and encouragement. I am grateful for the many ways this congregation has supported our ministry. Church is people, not a place, and you all continue to make this a loving community where everyone is welcome. In January we will distribute our 2018 annual report and you can read and remember the many ways we have ministered to each other and to the greater community in 2018. So my final word for this year is gratitude.
My word for 2019 is encouragement. Life is challenging at times, and I know being ACTIVELY involved in a church can be a challenge, so I hope we can all encourage one another as we continue on this journey we call faith.
Let us look back with gratitude to God for the blessings of 2018 and let us be encouraged knowing God is with us in 2019.
It is a joy to be your pastor!