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Pastor’s Corner


pastorjohn

May

VCI – Time to get to it!

I confess – we temporarily put VCI on hold for Lent

Not that a number of things weren’t done by some very dedicated people

Burr Oak (who started earlier) put out a Vision Statement, and began to spruce up the building

Colon hosted their Visioning Workshop and began to consider their 3 Prescriptions:

  1. Creating our vision – and evaluating all of our present and future activities by our Mission and that vision
  2. Reaching out into our community – putting flesh on our Mission and Vision (This is also where Burr Oak now begins)
  3. Creating a pathway for discipleship – classes, events and programs to encourage all our constituents to grow in Christ.

Both churches have done commendable work to get to this point – including the vote to accept our prescriptions – now we must do the work to move them from paper to reality.

This will take all of us – praying – meeting to plan – and doing whatever the planners come up with.

It is a very exciting time for our churches – and coincidently comes right after Easter.

Let the Burr Oak and Colon United Methodist Churches be resurrected!

Pastor John


Pastor Archives

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June 16, 2015 May VCI – Time to get to it! I confess – we temporarily put VCI on hold for Lent Not that a number of things weren’t done by some very dedicated people Burr Oak (who started earlier) put out a Vision
March 9, 2015 March MARCH Repent! “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near” says Jesus,   “repent and believe the good news.” What does it mean to repent? Interestingly enough it does not necessarily mean to cry and to feel