Pastor’s Message – December 3, 2019

Giving Thanks for Hubert
In the movie, Remember the Titans, Coach Boone said something about his linebacker, Gerry Bertier, after he got hurt in a car wreck and could not play for the team anymore.
“You cannot replace a Gerry Bertier”
Well, we at First UMC cannot replace a Hubert Caston as he prepares for retirement. Since 2012, he has served faithfully on the church staff in the role of building superintendent, and he has been a church member for far longer. He has gone about his duties with a great attitude. He has believed he could fix most anything— and he could! How often have we heard him say, “Don’t pay someone to do that. I can do it myself.”
It is time for Hubert to sit back and relax (if he can) and let the church serve him as he has served the church. If you would like to make a donation toward a love offering of thanks for him, please get your check to Julie and note that it is for Hubert.
Just know, Mr. Hubert, when we can’t find something or when we don’t know exactly how something works, we will be calling with questions. We love you and support you, and we also look forward to continuing to serve alongside you here at First UMC.
We are currently looking for our next Building Superintendent.  The Building Superintendent is an important link between the Trustees, church staff, and the custodian.  The Building Superintendent is responsible for the physical plant, operation and maintenance of all church facilities including all buildings, grounds, and Bryan Youth Center. If you are interested or know someone that might be, please contact Chris Jester at 662.295.2943.
Rev. Dr. Darian Duckworth                                                                 Mr. Freddie Brister
Pastor                                                                                                       Chair, Board of Trustees
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, December 8, 2019
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12
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