United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Service Times
Praise Style - 8:30 AM
Traditional Style- 10:15 AM
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Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon!

 The congregation at Mount Vernon United Methodist is a warm and welcoming group-- eager to meet you and excited about worship.  Come visit and see for yourself how God is working in our church and in our lives.  We think you'll agree that the "UMCMV" is a pretty amazing place to be!

 

There's a lot going on in the church Right Now!  
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Life@UMCMV to get in on the action.  

 

**Fall Worship Times begin Sunday September 7, 2014**

Praise Worship @ 8:30 am

Sunday School @ 9:45 am

Fellowship Time @ 10:45 am

Traditional Worship @ 11 AM 

 

Read the Articles from Truman and Kay:

Welcome to the Family Annual Conference Notes

 

Praise Team Director Position Open:

Application Posting Information

 
 
Stephen Ministry Workshop Coming in September
 
 
 
Save the Dates of...
 
 Organ Dedication & Recital
Sunday September 14 @ 3:30PM
 
 
Community Hog Roast
Saturday September 20th
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  

 

 

 

PASTOR BILL’S BYTES

To say we had a wonderful renewal leave would be a gross understatement. It was everything I had hoped for, and more. God has an amazing way of working things out! I am immensely grateful to the church for granting this time, and to all who stepped up to assume additional responsibilities to make this possible. In particular, special thanks to Pastor Becky for taking extra responsibilities during this time, which also happened to be a very busy, exciting, and at the same time stressful time for her and her family. And the wonderful staff that spends so much time trying to keep me out of trouble – Alison, Jo, Julie and Rosa – you are amazing!!

I am renewed and re-energized and prepared to move us forward toward our mission – to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world – and our vision: to lead all persons into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. One might well ask questions like, “How does that translate into our ministries here?” and “What are the next steps we need to take in the coming months to move in this direction?” Some are asking, after we have sustained some losses of some key players among us in ministry, “Is there some way we need to change so that this does not happen again?”

My honest answer to this question, with which I wrestled a great deal during my time away, is that I don’t believe we’re doing anything wrong. Rather, I believe that God is calling us to commit ourselves to more intentionally seeking God’s presence in the midst of what we are already doing, both here among us in our activities and in our other involvements in the world around us. Since this is not something we can do ourselves in isolation, I am calling everyone associated with us to commit to being a part of at least one small group that meets regularly in face-to-face dialogue about what God is up to in the world we know, and what the next step might be that God needs us to take to join in what God is doing. I invite you to prayerfully consider committing yourself to participating in a small group where you can learn the unforced rhythms of grace that take us inward to know God’s presence in us and outward to see how God is at work in the world around us – our family life, our work life, our civic life among the people we see and interact with every day.

Will you commit yourself with me to asking God to give us eyes to see our world differently, where God is a continuous loving, grace-filled presence that calls us to a new way of being in the world? Then, will you enter into the adventure of following Jesus into our lives in new ways that change the world from violence to peacemaking, from hatred to compassion and love?

Your servant for the sake of Jesus,

Pastor Bill