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:


July 2019- Volume 14 Number 6

June 2019- Volume 13 Number 6

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 August 2019 newsletter:

Transitions are simply a part of life. Our world is constantly changing.
Things in our society are now changing at a rate higher than any time
in human history. You would think that we would be used to it by
now, as long as most of us have lived. Even though we transition
often, we don’t always adjust quickly. Change, though inevitable, is
not always easy.
We are now in a season of transition as a church. I have been
appointed here to serve as your new pastor. I come with different
experiences and different ideas. Despite frequent visits to this area, I
don’t really know much about Waynesville and the mountains of
North Carolina and I am new in the Western North Carolina
Conference. Though I have been a pastor for 13 years I do not know
what is expected, desired or needed here.
This church was part of the Haywood Parish. While we will continue
in ministry to the community with the other churches, the Parish has
now dissolved. We are now once again a two-point charge with
Francis Cove. While that is familiar, it will be different too.
So, this will be a season of listening and learning for you and for me.
As we get to know each other I believe that we will experience some
wonderful blessings as God uses our time for something new. I am
attaching this poem I shared with you on our first Sunday. Let’s use
this as a focus point for our work together.
If God is a small mountain church
of older adults
seeking to be found
curious, courageous and committed
coming and seeing Jesus
with questions and concerns
and hopes for the future;
a community called Faith
can follow Jesus’ call, together
to seek and serve others in the mountains.
Your sister in Christ,
Pastor Sharon
He (Jesus) replied, “Come and see.” (John 1:39a CEB)