Pastor’s Message – May 18, 2021

Giving Thanks and Going Forward: Upcoming Staff Openings at FUMC

Dearly Beloved Friends,

As you’ve read in recent weeks here in the newsletter, change is in the air among your FUMC staff. Family Ministries Director Gail Foote is resigning at the end of this month to spend more time with her family and her husband’s business. Youth/Children’s Ministries Director Kyle Chickvara is resigning at the end of June as he prepares to get married, move to Birmingham, and become the director of student ministries at Asbury UMC. While we are sad about their departures from these roles, we rejoice that these changes are for joyful reasons in their lives!

The Staff Parish Committee has already been at work reviewing these job descriptions and making contacts for potential candidates. We need your help as well! If you or someone you know has the gifts or graces for family, youth, or children’s ministries, please let us know. You may contact SPRC Chairman Laura Tinsley or me for more information. Job descriptions are available for those who are interested.

In the meantime, we will be collecting love offerings for both Gail and Kyle in the weeks ahead. If you’d like to contribute to either or both offerings, simply designate that on your check. Also, please take the time to drop them a note in the mail expressing your gratitude for their good, faithful work.

In The Passion Translation of Ephesians 1:22, Paul writes, “Jesus alone is the leader and source of everything needed in the church.” Let us give thanks to Jesus for Kyle’s and Gail’s leadership and that he will provide everything we need!

all good things,
Dr. Darian

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