Pastor Wayne here with some updates as we head into 2024.
Thank you for your financial support of our mission and ministry in 2023. We have made a differnce in the local community with support of our Free Store and our Food Box ministry. If you haven’t sent us your pledge for 2024, please do so as soon as possible so that we may finalize our budget for 2024.
If you have last minute gifts for the church that need to be included for 2023, please click here to make a gift by credit/debit card or through your checking account via an ACH transfer. All gifts made by 11:59 pm on December 31 will be reflected on your giving statement for 2023.
Please pray for the minstry of the AA group meeting in our Fellowship Hall on Friday at 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend so if you know someone who could benefit by an accountability group, please let them know of this opportunity.
Wednsday Morning Book Study
During the last quarter of 2023, we moved from a weekly Sunday morning classroom based study to a Wednesday morning book study. With this move our attnedance is up and our individual participation in the group has increased. We meet on Wednesay morning at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to come and participate.
Read Through the Bible in 2024
Bishop Wallace-Padgett is inviting all of us to read through the Bible in 2024. You can see her message to us here. I pray that you will join with us in reading through the Boble in 2024.
I will retire at the 2024 Annual Coference
With the anouncement that I will retire from active ministry at the 2024 Annual Conference in June, there will be increased meetings of the SPRC committee and the Church Council as we manuever into the future. Members of the SPRC should be prepared for meetings with our District Superintendent, the Reverend Mickey Rainwater, as he seeks to represent McFarland UMC in the appointment process.
For unto us a child is born
As we move from the season of Advent to Christmastide and to Epiphany, we move toward the knowledge that God put on flesh and moved into our neighborhood.
That means that God is with us in every time and place. We are never alone.
Our Christmas decorations will remain in place until after worship on January 7, 2024, when we will celebrate the Epiphany and the arrival of the Wise Men.
Love to all of you and wishes for a blessed Holiday season and a great New Year!