A note from the pastor for February, 2018

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23

As some of you receive this newsletter, a group of our youth and chaperones will be preparing to attend Warmth in Winter at The Opryland Hotel in Nashville. They will leave Friday afternoon, February 9, and return on Sunday, February 11. Please keep these folks in your prayers, asking that God would particularly move in their lives during this event.

On February 4, don’t forget to wear your favorite team apparel to worship! It can be any sport, any team. We are celebrating “Souper Bowl of Caring”. Our communion offering will go to the Help Center. The children have been collecting cans of soup to donate to the hungry of Dickson County in observance of this national event. Collection bins have been placed in the main hallway for your soup donations. Please give generously, and have a little fun dressing in sports attire.

Ash Wednesday service will begin at 6 PM on February 14. This is the beginning of the season of Lent, a preparation period the weeks preceding Easter.

On Sunday, February 18 at 2 PM, we will be having a “Town Hall” type of informational meeting in the fellowship hall regarding the beginning of the construction of the CLC. The actual groundbreaking will be around the final week of March—April 1. Finally, after many months of back and forth with the State Fire Marshal’s office, our project was approved and we have the necessary 60% of the funds pledged to meet our criteria.

Thank you SO much for your faithful giving so far in 2017! Let us all be more committed to DFUMC in this calendar year. We pray for the unity of the Holy Spirit as we embark upon a very exciting and challenging season in the history of this great congregation. We pray for God’s guidance and direction as we seek God’s will for this congregation of the Lord’s Church. We all have to work together in unison to achieve God’s purposes for DFUMC. We are grateful for the ways you demonstrate your faith in God by being a servant.

We are excited about the children and youth groups at DFUMC, and we look forward to seeing what God has in store for these young people in the coming months. Will you join me in prayer and other means of supporting these vital ministries? One of the signs of a growing and healthy church is the positive attitude toward the children and youth of the congregation and community. We believe that God will provide the necessary gifts and elements we need to fulfill God’s call and purposes for DFUMC!

I am grateful to be your pastor and friend! God bless you.

- Bro. Steven