Hello, neighbors! I cannot believe it has been two months since Melissa and I arrived in Milan. We are so blessed and happy to be here with all of you at Marble. A lot has happened, is happening, and will happen this year. I thought I would take a moment to share a few highlights of these last two months.
We have been worshiping in-person on the front lawn and have only had to cancel twice due to weather.
That is incredible for Michigan!
People have been engaging with Pastor Matt’s Neighborhood daily on our Facebook page.
Through generous gifts from the Memorial Fund and an anonymous giver, we were able to purchase the
TV’s we use for worship. Thank you!
We are working to complete what is left of your ministry plan.
People have continued to give so we can continue to do ministry. Thank you!
A Visioning Team has been created as part of the pastoral transition to plan for what is ahead of us.
Melissa and I have been welcomed, supported, and loved on since we moved to town.
These are only a few things I could think of while trying to get ready for vacation. I also want to share a few ideas that Marble and the neighborhood will need in the days to come.
Technology to manage worship in-person and online to properly connect with others.
Volunteers to make preparations for and implement our new children’s ministry.
A Stewardship Campaign will be in our future.
More community involvement to get to know our neighbors better.
Small Group options will be coming soon.
Opportunities to serve our neighbors are on the horizon.
I am so excited to think about God has in store for us at Marble Memorial UMC! Please continue to be in prayer for the Church, the community, and the neighbors we have yet to meet. Well, I need to go finish some work and getting ready for our vacation!
Until next time, peace be with you...