Pastor’s Message – July 19, 2022

Enjoying the Present, Anticipating the Future

Many of us are still celebrating the summer season with vacations, sleeping late, and as the kids frequently remind us on Sunday mornings, lots of swimming and sno-cones. I have especially loved returning to day trips on my day off to meet out-of-town friends for a meal. Summertime can especially be good for the soul!

We’ve had some wonderful opportunities as a congregation, as well, to experience God’s presence this summer. We’ve had Vacation Bible School, Sunday School at Dugan Nursing Home, chancel choir, children learning & leading a worship song, to name a few.

While we enjoy the present season, we also anticipate the next season. As this year moves forward, ways to become involved in & make a difference in the life of the congregation will only increase. I invite you to be in prayer before the Lord about where He wants for you to be involved. We will begin the process of nominating church leaders for 2023. A new children’s Sunday school schedule will be assembled. The youth group will need adult volunteers for their weekly gatherings. We will resume having a monthly, churchwide family meal beginning in August (schedule coming soon!).

Of course, none of this possible without you. (Stop and read that last sentence again) We need your teaching gifts, cooking gifts, singing gifts, ordering gifts… And each of us has those gifts to offer!

Where do you feel God calling you to serve in our congregation?

I look forward to hearing your answers in the months ahead. There is no better time to be a part of First UMC in West Point than now—and tomorrow, too!

all good things to each of you,
Dr. Darian

Posted in Uncategorized.