Victims of Fires S.O.

 

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in September and we will be celebrating Holy Communion. One of our traditions on Communion Sunday is to take a special offering for some important cause. This time our special offering will be for victims of fires. We have been praying for the victims of the fires and this week we will respond with an offering. United Methodists are on the ground serving in areas affected by the fires. Our offering will be sent for supplies and support especially for the poor who are particularly devastated and displaced by events like this. Offerings will be shared with local mission teams and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Make out checks to First UMC and note “Fire Relief.”

This week we will be discussing the look of commitment. Just what does a committed life look like?  How does your faith in God move you to action on behalf of others? How can you be a good neighbor to those your community has excluded? How would you answer these questions?

Think and pray about this. We will be discussing these things.

In Peace,

Pastor Steve

 


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