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A Note From Pastor David

by Pastor David Alexander
A Note From Pastor David

Dear First Family,

This weekend I will be sharing the final message in our Rooted series focused on five aspects of the 18th-century movement that give birth to Methodism. I hope you will be in worship this weekend as we conclude our journey through the history that shapes our identity and defines our future trajectory.

We intentionally shared this series as delegates from around the world were preparing to gather for the 2019 called session of the United Methodist General Conference. In case you missed the email I sent on Wednesday to offer clarity on what you may have read on the outcome of that gathering and what impact that has on our life together,

You can read that email by clicking here.

Let me tell you about three other events taking place this Sunday.

If you are interested in making a membership commitment to our church, I want to invite you to join me at Starting Point this Sunday at 12:30 pm. You will have the chance to learn more about our church, the mission and values that we share, and make a membership commitment to our church if you choose. To register, visit the website or contact Amy Jeter for more information.

This Sunday at 5:00 pm in our Chapel, Pastor Jim will be sharing Lessons from Mayberryfrom the Andy Griffith Show. This nostalgic journey will conclude next Sunday, March 10th.

Finally, on Sunday evening, we will be welcoming the Mansfield Philharmonic for a concert at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Admission is free and the program will include Stravinsky's Wind Octet, Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 violins featuring Mark Alex McKamie and Thao Pham as soloists, Schubert's Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished), and Sibelius' Karelia Suite.

One last note, the holy season of Lent begins next week on March 6th, which we mark as Ash Wednesday. I hope you will make every effort to be a part of our Ash Wednesday service that evening at 7:00 pm in our Sanctuary, as we take our first step through this sacred season of walking with Jesus to the cross. I am so grateful for those opportunities where the various worshipping communities that gather each weekend all come together for these special services.

If you are unable to attend that evening, please note that you can receive the imposition of ashes from 6:00 am - 8:00 am11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm -6:00 pm in our Chapel on Wednesday. You can also join us online and watch the service live.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Grace & Peace,
Pastor David