I would like to thank all those church members and friends who sent me cards last week in celebration of my birthday. I couldn't believe all the cards that I received. I am so thankful for my parish family and for the all the wonderful blessings that I receive every time I come to church. Lake Cities UMC is a great place to find fellowship, support, and to experience God’s presence within the lives of its members. I would like to especially thank my trusted assistant, Martha Rann, who came up with the idea of securing all the cards. I feel very fortunate to have such a great team to work with each day.
I would also like to share with you that the North Texas Conference Office of New Church Development and Congregational Transformation has identified our church as one of the transformational congregations within the conference. Several guests will be visiting with us on September 9, 2014, to hear our story. We will be highlighting our continual commitment to the citizens of the Lake Cities area, noting in particular the success of our Capital Campaign project. We should feel honored that the conference is looking to our church as a model of effectiveness in ministry.
Special thanks to all of those who work hard to be a viable witness in our community. From the Food Pantry, to the Community Aid Fund, to Footprints and beyond, our church offers God’s grace to our area in a variety of ways.
Hope to see you this Sunday.