Stone United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

Pastor's Reflections

 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                      
                                                                

Dear Friends,

 

By the time you read this, the special session of General Conference for the United Methodist Church will have met and made their decision on the way forward. Although I don’t know what the decision will be, I do know that some will feel their prayers were answered and God’s will has been done. Others will feel just the opposite. Some persons will feel more committed to the church as it is now defined and others in good conscience will be preparing to leave. These days and weeks ahead will require us to be in deep prayer and honest conversation with one another.

What better time to do this than Lent, the forty day season leading up to Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which this year falls on March 6th.   This is a season set apart for prayer, reflection, repentance and service. Here at Stone we offer many opportunities for each of these as we recommit ourselves to Christ’s work in our community. I ask you to take advantage of these opportunities as we seek our way forward as the people of God known as Stone Church.

In this time of change and challenge, I pray with the Apostle Paul that “Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love and that you know the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge”. (Ephesians 3:17,19)

In the peace, presence and power of Christ…Pastor Sarah

Following both worship services on Sunday March 3rd there will be an information session regarding the decisions of the special General Conference. Everyone is encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

 
 

    Stone United Methodist Church, I love this place!

    In the Peace, Power and Presence of Christ...Pastor Sarah

 

             

 

Who we are as the people of Stone…

“Compelled by God's love Stone UMC is an inclusive community of faith, meeting people where they are, connecting them with Christ and one another, helping them live as disciples of Jesus Christ”.

 

 

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