What an exciting time we are having here at Marble Memorial United Methodist Church! All of our Ministry Plan* task force/ teams that are to be named are named and meeting!! I am still planning on adding persons to the Worship Design Team. That team currently consists of Carol McCrae, Barb Bachant, Tammy Balk and Mike Williams as well as me. If you would like more information about this team or would be willing to consider serving on it please contact me. The Outreach Team and Name Change Task Force have also started meeting. It will be a while before these groups have anything to report. Watch first for a Community Connections Workshop to be held. The Name Change Task Force is being very intentional about considering our name, what it says and what we want it to say to our community. All groups are in prayer about their area with this one being even more attentive to prayer.
We have noticed with our new ‘Connection Card’ that we are getting more information about our guests! That is a big step in staying in touch with them. They also provide an easier way for all people (including you!) to stay in contact with us. When you turn them in it helps us serve you in the best way we can! Thank you for turning them in!
Many of you stopped by and picked things up from our item give away! These are items the church no longer uses for which we do not know the donor or the donor or family did not want the item. We made reasonable attempts to contact the donor or family.
Our church-wide study on our vision statement and core values begins soon! We have changed the starting date to February 3rd (except for the Sunday school class and the small group that meets at Nagle’s). See elsewhere in this newsletter for specific days and times. Be sure to get your book, “The Disciple’s Path”, soon! It is a daily workbook – 5 days a week. This study will help us live out our vision statement and core values. You will grow closer to Christ as you do this study. I hope you will participate!
This month the United Methodist Church is holding a special ‘General Conference’. Please see elsewhere in this newsletter for a letter from our Bishop about this conference. We, as a United Methodist Church, will be in the news on or before February 26th. I want you to be aware of that. We don’t know what the outcome will be but I do know our United Methodist mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world will continue as will our congregations’ vision of ‘Inviting people, Living the Love of Christ.’ Please pray for our delegates and leadership of this special conference – as well as the leaders of our congregation.
See you Sunday! Pastor Jackie Roe
*Copies of this plan we adopted in May 2018 are available in the office.