A Note From Pastor David

by Pastor David Alexander
A Note From Pastor David

Dear First Family, 

This weekend we look forward to welcoming a new addition to our pastoral staff, Rev. Julian Hobdy. You can read more about Julian and his family by clicking this link. I want to encourage you to stop by our atrium space after each of our services to welcome the Hobdy family to First Methodist Mansfield. 

We are also looking forward to welcoming Rev. Mike Ramsdell back to First Methodist Mansfield. For those who may not know, Pastor Mike served as our Senior Pastor from 1995 to 2015. I am so grateful that Mike will be preaching all of our sanctuary services through the month of July while I am away. He will begin a new series entitled Secrets of the Good Life. 

We are also highlighting a very important ministry in the life of our church and community this weekend called Big Hope. Big Hope is a partnership we have with both Ponder Elementary and Big Brothers and Big Sisters to provide one on one mentors for at-risk children. We will be holding an Open House on Friday, July 12th at 4pm in The Loft for those who have previously served as mentors and those who are interested in becoming mentors. For more information on Big Hope, please contact Christian Noyes.  

Finally, I want to remind you to check out the mid-year State of the Church Report that you should have received in the mail this week. You will find highlights of what God has done among us and what we have done together in the first half of 2019. I hope you will read through all this important information including updates on our building project as well as our giving thus far in 2019 to our current ministries and our future growth. 

If for some reason you do not receive this in the mail, please stop by any of our Connecting Points to share your mailing address. We will ensure we have that correct information for you. 

While I am away, please know that I am praying for you. I love you and I am so proud of you. 

Grace & Peace, 
Pastor David