Ohmygosh! What a spectacular Sunday!
Pastor Deb was here to present the check from the sale of First UMC's building - a time of honoring the heritage and ministry that the building served in that community and prayerfully passing on the gifts to be used in ministry in our now-merged congregation. Tears were shed, smiles beamed, and joy was shared at the possibilities of a future together! (And thank you to Jim T. for the kind words of thankfulness - a shared sentiment from all our hearts, I'm sure.)
The Children's Christmas Program was amazing - beautiful, funny, and so wonderful. The speaking parts were right on, the solos were perfect, and the little angels were adorable - as always! (If anyone has pictures they could share - please send them to me!)
After worship, we partied in the Fellowship Hall with a chili lunch, table games, rewards for the picture project, and making new friends. A lovely way to spend part of our afternoon!
The Holy Spirit was present in joy and laughter today! A great kick-off to the holiday season!