From Pastor Theresa: Experience Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

During Advent and Christmas, we remember that in our difficult, stress-filled lives, God shows up and offers us abiding and profound hope.  Sometimes God shows up in simple, ordinary ways in the middle of what we are doing or whom we meet.  May the signs of God’s activity burst into full view in your life this Advent and Christmas season so you may experience hope through Emmanuel, God with us.

Advent begins December 1st, Church Conference Sunday.  Plan to attend the UM4GI Church/Parish Conference on Sunday, December 1st at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC.  Our District Superintendent, Rev. Lance Clay, will lead us as we review our UM4GI Parish Mission and Vision Statements, Parish administrative practices, and compensation for UM4GI pastors and staff.  Our conference will also address responsibilities particular to each congregation—Trinity, and Faith and First as they transition into their new reality as First-Faith.  Please join us as we take care of important business for 2014.

Peace and grace,



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