A note from the pastor for February, 2019

This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

John 15:12

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 1, and return on Sunday, February 3. Please keep these folks in your prayers, asking that God would particularly move in their lives during this event.
On February 3, 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. I Samuel 16:7
Ash Wednesday service will be on March 6. This is the beginning of the season of Lent, a preparation period the weeks preceding Easter. This year, we will be having the Ash Wednesday service at Mt Lebanon UMC, the Maundy Thursday service here at DFUMC, and the Good Friday (Tenebrae) service at Charlotte-Fagan UMC. We are trying to partner with other United Methodist Churches in the DC area.
Thank you SO much for your faithful giving so far in 2019! 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!
The CLC seems to be coming along nicely, and we are excited about the ways in which God will lead us in utilizing this new building for the purpose of Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
I am grateful to be your pastor and friend! God bless you.

 

- Bro. Steven