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 September 2019 newsletter:
It is called Holy Discontent. It is when your children and grandchildren don’t go to
church and you feel like you should do something about it, but don’t know what. It is
when you know that there are an increasing number of poor and homeless people in
our community and you want to make a difference. It is when you think that there
must be something that can be done about the drug epidemic, but you feel totally out
of your league.
Holy Discontent happens when God breaks our hearts for others. It is when the Holy
Spirit gets ahold of our hearts and convinces us that there is work to be done and
won’t leave us alone until we act. Over the years the people of this church have
experienced Holy Discontent many times and have responded. But not every time.
We all have good reasons for not launching into action. We are too old, or too sick, or
too busy. We convince ourselves that maybe the bigger churches should take on
those kinds of problems.
The reality is that when we find our hearts totally touched by a situation, God is
calling us to do something. It is part of the way God motivates us.
This is a new season in the life of this church. It would be easy to simply sit back and
come to Sunday worship and go home feeling good. The reality is that church should
be a little uncomfortable. That Holy Discontent is God’s call to action.
Ask Judy Ferguson about Faith Farm. God has been breaking her heart about this
and she has launched into action.
What is your Holy Discontent? Where is your heart broken for others? What is God
intending next for Faith? How can we partner with Francis Cove to make a bigger
impact in our community?
Your sister in this journey of faith,
I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans
for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. (Jeremiah