from Pastor Lucas Boomsma
We welcome in the New Year with a wealth of possibilities. We also look back over the past year and take a look at our accomplishments and also our areas that leave some room for improvement. It is truly a gift to look back and see all the wonderful work this congregation has done for the community. I look forward this year to make sure I give all the support I can to continue the work that everyone is already doing. I also welcome the possibilities of expanding our mission into new areas.
I pray that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s and that we all can work together this year to spread the joy of Christ to Plymouth and beyond.
Wishing you and yours a Christmas filled with hope, peace, love and joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Lucas Boomsma
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels. The month of December is upon us and with it the season of Advent. This is an exciting time for the Church, as we get ourselves ready for the coming of Christ! We will explore how the coming of Christ was predicted in the Old Testament, the wonderful and powerful events that his birth echoed in, and also the promise that he will come again. As we get ready for this Christmas season, I pray that we can focus in on these powerful messages and that we can reflect on how they teach us to live out our lives. God has a plan for all of us and he is working within our Church through you the congregation. As we think about the gifts under our trees, remember and give thanks for the greatest gift we have, the gift of God’s son and the promise of everlasting life!
Going to church on Sunday morning is just one way we strengthen our relationship with God. Being in relationship with other followers helps to sustain us as we grow in faith. Together in prayer, study, and good works we endeavor to increase spirituality in our everyday lives.
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
Do you have questions about God? Faith? We do too! We don’t claim to have everything figured out, but we are having fun while searching and finding answers together. For more information about the United Methodist faith, beliefs, and mission, visit http://www.umc.org and then visit with us at 334 Fairgrounds Road. The church is handicap accessible.
United Methodist Church’s Mission Statement
Based on the “Great Commission,” the United Methodist Church has stated its purpose: “The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.” (From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church—2008, Copyright © 2008 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission).
We invite you to join us as we look for ways to make a positive difference here in Plymouth and beyond.
Credit for window photo above: Danni Downing Photography