Faith UMC Newsletter Aug 2016
Faith United Methodist Church has a monthly newsletter (“The Faith Circuit Rider”) available for the congregation in print form on the first Sunday of every month.  It is also available as a PDF, and is now posted on the website. If you would like to receive a copy by email send the editor, Kim Goodin an email.

You can view them online by clicking the links below:


May 2019- Volume 13 Number 5

 April 2019- Volume 13 Number 4

March 2019- Volume 13 Number 3

February 2019- Volume 13 Number 2

January 2019- Volume 13 Number 1

December 2018 – Volume 12 Number 12

November 2018- Volume 12 Number 11

October 2018- Volume 12 Number 10

September 2018- Volume 12 Number 9

August 2018- Volume 12 Number 8

July 2018-Volume 12 Number 7

June 2018- Volume 12 Number 6

May 2018- Volume 12 Number 5

April 2018- Volume 12 Number 4

March 2018- Volume 12 Number 3

February 2018- Volume 12 Number 2

January 2018- Volume 12 Number 1


Below is our pastor’s article for the May 2019 newsletter:

Since Pastor Sharon will have the honor of writing the July newsletter article, this is my last
one. I am not good at good byes. Really, I detest them. Which is odd for a pastor
and pastor’s child. You would think that after a life time of saying ‘good bye’ to congregations,
I’d be accustomed to it. I am not. There are just a few things I can say I ‘ hate’ doing. Saying
good bye, falls in that category.
So, I won’t. In my attempt to reframe the act of leaving one another’s presence, I looked up
the origin of the word ‘ good bye”. According to Webster’s (which is a reliable source for such
things) the parting saying started out in 1580 as “God be with you”. That works for me!
Maybe you have heard the hymn God be with you ’till we meet again. The text was written
by Jeremiah Rankin in 1880. Rankin was the minister for the First Congregational Church in
Washington, D.C.
1. God be with you till we meet again,
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you,
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.
2. God be with you till we meet again,
’Neath His wings protecting hide you,
Daily manna still divide you,
God be with you till we meet again. [Refrain]
3. God be with you till we meet again,
When life’s perils thick confound you,
Put His arms unfailing round you,
God be with you till we meet again. [Refrain]
4. God be with you till we meet again,
Keep love’s banner floating o’er you,
Smite death’s threatening wave before you,
God be with you till we meet again.
We still have the month of June to remind each other that for a Christian, we really never
say, ‘Good bye’. We just say, ” God be with you” and one day b\we will get to say ” Hello” for
God be with you!
I hope to C U Sunday!! It is practice for that eternal “HELLO!!”
Pastor Rob