Stone United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 04, 2020
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

Pastor's Reflections

 
 
 
          
            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
         
                                                                                                                                                                            

Dear Friends,  


I have started this letter at least five times, searching for the right words and the right tone. While I look forward to our return to in person worship July 5th, I know some will not be happy with the changes that had to be made. While people are still asked to wear masks while in the church building, I know some feel it is time to move on. While I feel compelled by my Christian faith to continue to address the sin and devastating effect of systemic racism, I know some say this is a political issue and that talking about it only “makes it worse”. I know that even while worshiping the same God and claiming the same Savior, we are not in the same place.

 

And still we press on! We still believe these words to be true…

 

We are called to be the church: to celebrate God's presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

I encourage you to be steadfast in prayer, to stay connected to one another, to be open and honest in questioning, and to persist in hope. God is not finished with us yet!

 

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


                                                                                                                                                        

    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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