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.
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Below is our pastor’s article for the July 2019 newsletter:
I am so excited to be your new pastor. What a blessing it is to serve the Lord
with all of you! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you. Let me
use this opportunity to share about myself and my family.
I am the middle of three children, with an older brother who lives in India
and a younger sister who lives in New York City. We moved many times
when I was growing up so I have lived all over the country (New York,
Illinois, Oregon, and Kansas) and in Europe (Germany).
My husband, Len, and I have also moved a lot. We have lived in Michigan,
New York and Florida. My husband and I have been married nearly 40
years. Len has enjoyed being retired for a number of years.
Len and I put our family together in a unique way: his, ours and ours by
adoption. The four children have multiplied and now we have five
grandchildren and one more on the way! We are also proud dog parents.
Grace is a Schnoodle (a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle).
I have spent most of my life working with people. My first career was in
counseling. In 2001 I felt a strong call to the ministry and went to seminary. I
have been a pastor since 2006 and I love it. In my spare time I like to walk,
swim, garden, and read. Len and I have been coming to this area for over 15
years on vacation. We fell in love with the mountains and decided to buy a
home here in 2017. What a delight it is to be able to now serve as a pastor
near our home.
Enough about me. The first thing I want to do, as your pastor, is to get to
know you better! I also want to hear the stories of your personal faith
journeys and all about your families. In addition, I am looking forward to
learning about the history of the church and its ministries.
I would like to ask a couple of things of you. First, I ask that you pray for me
and the church. In turn, I commit to pray for the church and all of you.
Second, I ask that you recommit yourself as a disciple by faithful
participation in the ministries of Faith UMC by your prayers, your presence,
your gifts, your service, and your witness.
I look forward to what God has planned for our ministry together!
Grace and peace,