Summer is just around the corner. It is a time to enjoy a vacation trip. It is a time to reflect on accomplishments during the past year or dreams for the coming year. It is a time to explore new places, try new things or meet new people. It is a time to catch up with ourselves – to read that pile of magazines or books, complete a project, or clean out closets, basements and attics. It is a time to visit friends and family and to recall a lifetime of shared memories.
For those who are part of the church family, summer is a time when the busyness of the year slows down with fewer regularly scheduled meetings and activities. But the work of the church continues. The hungry will come to the Food Pantry seeking food for their families. Thrift Shop merchandise will be sorted – to be shared with needy folks in neighboring cities or to be packed away for future sale. A.A. and N.A. will meet weekly to provide support for people who struggle with addictions. Folks will gather on four Wednesday evenings, July 15, July 22, July 29 and August 5 to study Paul’s letter to the Romans. This year Park Methodist and Church on the Green will share a multigenerational mission learning event, “Build a Village”, building our efforts with Church World Service to provide micro-businesses and an infrastructure to a village in Bosnia following the war there in the 1990’s. This will take place the evenings of August 24-27, with speakers talking about Bosnia, this mission, and children’s activities that will construct the work being done there by both churches through CWS. Grow on the Green.
At 10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning we will gather with our friends from Park Methodist Church – on the Green on June 28; in our gym on July 5, 12, 19 and 26; at Park Methodist on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; on the Green on September 6. There will be opportunities for you to sing with the Summer Choir, volunteer to provide Child Care, assist in worship leadership, participate in mission projects, make new friends in Christ, celebrate communion and hear God’s Word.
May God bless each one of us in these days of summer as we continue our journey with Him. See you in church.
Ethelyn L. Fulton, Clerk of Session
Past messages from the Clerk of Session: