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A Note From Pastor Shea

by Pastor Shea Reyenga
A Note From Pastor Shea

Dear First Family,

Food at Thanksgiving is always special at my family gatherings. If you’ve never had stuffin muffins, you might look up a recipe. It’s my favorite way to eat stuffing. I also never know which way our turkey will be prepared. We have prepared turkey in just about every way except one -  the John Madden lauded turducken. If stuffing chicken inside a duck and then stuffing that duck inside a turkey is a family tradition of yours, please come find me. I’m curious to know the origin story of the tradition. I’d also like to know what turducken tastes like so if you have leftovers...I’m in :) 

As Thanksgiving approaches, I pray you travel safe and spend quality time with family. From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for you. As the holidays approach, please read through these opportunities to serve and experience what Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about:    

This Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm the Mansfield Philharmonic will be privileged to present two world premieres by two local composers.  In addition, the concert, entitled "Music of Our Time" will feature the ever-popular "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola (K 364).  First Methodist Mansfield is honored to host this hour-long concert. Information can be found at www.mansphil.org or by contacting Dr. Scott Ferrell

Come get an angel! All 6 of our angel trees will be out this weekend in worship. Stop by our atrium to pick up an angel. They are due back on December 7th/8th.

Shared Lives Lead to Changed Lives. If you are not in a small group, I want to encourage you to join or start one. We’ve provided a one-page group guide throughout our Story sermon series designed to help small groups discuss and apply what we’ve been learning in worship. Go here to access the group guides. We believe the guides for this series will work well in helping new groups start. 

Please join us this weekend in worship as Pastor David and I conclude our series, Story. We will study John 21 and look at how Jesus renovates and restores Peter’s story. At the end of the Gospel of John, Peter’s story is not over yet and neither is ours.     

For those of you who will be out of town this weekend, I want to encourage you to worship with us and continue your giving online.

I thank God for you and praise Him for your faithfulness to the gospel. I look forward to seeing you around campus this weekend. 


Grace and Peace in Christ,
Pastor Shea