the Pastor's Desk (April
As if the joy and celebration of Easter was not enough, have you looked at the calendar of First UMC- Fulton for the coming two weeks! We are getting involved with our neighbors.
This Sunday we are the host-site for the 10th Annual Purchase District Choir Fest. The Choir Fest benefits Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM). The ministry is located in Lake County, TN but supports families in need in Lake and Obion County, TN and Fulton County, KY. Executive Director of RRM, Rev. Robert Craig, will be presenting at the event to tell us more about this UM sponsored ministry to those effected by poverty.
Then, Next Sunday, April 30 we are having two special events. It is a 5th Sunday so we will have a joint Adult Sunday School Class Brunch gathering (9:45 a.m. start) in the Fellowship Hall. Fultonís Senior Center Director, Pat McMinn, will be on hand for the gathering to talk about support for the Senior Center. Join us for food, fellowship, and learning about our Senior neighbors.
And, starting at 1 p.m. on that same Sunday, April 30 we will have a Community Lawn Party for the children of our neighborhood. The Outreach and Witness Team are sponsoring with the help of the Missions Sunday School class an event focused on children and their families. Flyers are being sent to Fulton County, Fulton City, and South Fulton schools as well as to our 3-in-1 students to come and enjoy fellowship and fun on the church lawn. The planning team will have bounce equipment, hot dogs, games, and drinks.
For the next two weeks we have the opportunity to listen and pray for our neighbors in need, our Seniors, and our community children. We are opening our hearts, minds, and doors to serving and learning. This is a perfect way to enter into our Eastertide season. A season originally created for formation for ministry in Christís name and the Spiritís power! Alleluia. Christ is Risen! Let us rise to meet the call to united in Christ and to flow His love into all the world.
Peace in Christ,