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Pastor's Note

Comments from Pastor, David Spaulding

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David Spaulding
Pastor David and Jeanne Spaulding

We are a loving community of Christ Followers ...
Building the Kingdom, and
Making a Difference in Jesus Name.
By Doing … L.O.T.S. 4 Jesus! Loving, Offering, Teaching, Serving.

According to the calendar the first day of fall was September 22. I am glad because we're looking for some cooler weather. I want a warmed heart and less of an overheated outside.

I learned something I didn't know recently while Jeanne and I were reading a book to preschoolers. Yes, it was Jasper's class. The book was about leaves. I did a little research to be properly prepared for the crowd. I found out that the true color of leaves is the color they turn in the fall. They produce chlorophyll in the season to nourish the tree which turns them green. When this job is done they turn their true color. Eventually they fall from the tree and then become fertilizer in the ground. Thus, the beautiful landscape of colors in the fall. The true color of leaves is inside of them all the time.

I am thinking this can relate to our hearts and soul. Our true color is beautiful and is inside of us. God put it there when we were created and it can shine forth when are serving our Lord. What color is your heart? I know there are many beautiful hearts here. That's what I see when I preach and teach, a landscape of beautiful souls eager to serve our Lord. That is what I mean when I say "seeing with God eyes."

Moving into the last quarter of 2018 brings great opportunities to worship, pray, celebrate, and praise God, serve others, have fellowship and reach out to our community.

Let's let our true colors shine! See with God eyes, care with a Jesus heart, serve with Jesus hands and a Godly attitude!

"Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, souls, mind, and strength, Love your neighbor as yourself."

"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. ... 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: (Philippians 2:1-2, 5)

Highlights of Importance for your attention:

World Communion Sunday – October 7

If you have a passion to serve or be involved in the ministry of HUMC, don't wait to asked. Consider that God is asking you! Speak with Pastor Dave, John Fischer, or Roxann McCormick.

Church Council meeting – October7

New Member Sunday - October 14

 "Super" Charge Conference – October 20

 Laity Sunday with Compassion Ministry observance—– October 21

 "Over 80's Dinner" – October 26

See you in Church, Blessings,
Pastor Dave