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Lay Servant Devotional

A Word from Pastor Jeff

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Let us look forward to this year with hope as we see what God has in store for us at Faith UMC and as we continue to follow the Holy Spirit wherever it leads us. Let 2023 be a year of faith as we actively live into our faith as we spread the hope, love, and grace of God to all in our community.
On January 22, we will have Invite a Friend to Worship Sunday. This will be a great time for everyone to invite a friend to worship with them. Studies have shown that the most effective way to market or advertise a church or church event is a personal invitation. By talking to someone, actually caring about them, and then inviting them, a person is far more likely to attend a worship service or an event. On January 15, I will be leading a sermon on evangelism that will hopefully be helpful and encouraging to get you all to bring a friend to worship with you on January 22. If you have any questions about how to ask someone or need some ideas on who you can ask, feel free to meet with me, call me, email me, or text me. Let us make 2023 a year of reaching out to our friends, neighbors, and whole community as we continue to follow what the Holy Spirit is doing in our midst.
In our Bereans Bible Study that meets Tuesdays at 10:00am, we began a study on the book of Revelation. This study began on December 27 with an introduction but please feel free to join us even if you missed any previous meetings. If you have missed some sessions and would like some help in catching up, please let me know and I can meet with you to help you catch up. The way the Bible Study is formatted, you can also just show up to the next meeting and fit right in.
Let 2023 be a year of dreaming. If you ever have any ideas of how we can reach out and connect with our community, please let me know. Let us be a church that fully loves and cares for our community unconditionally as we reach out to them. Let us be a church that teaches people to love Jesus, live Jesus, and share Jesus as we go into the world and share the love of Jesus by serving, reaching out, and welcoming all.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jeff