We hung the banners that were a gift from First UMC - a reminder of their beautiful stained glass windows, and of their long and amazing history.
We made room - moving over in our seats (179 of us filled the pews!), parking on the street, sharing a smile and a "welcome." We introduced ourselves and made new friends.
We all began our journey through "The Story" together with our new books!
(Thanks to our Memorial gifts, each family, each teen, and each 3rd-6th grader will receive a copy of "The Story" as a gift from our church. Praises to God for the ability to do such a thing!)
We all recited the new member vows together - as we became one congregation, on this special day.
And of course... we celebrated with cake!
A spectacular way to kick off our new year of ministry!