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Greetings First Church Faith Community,
First Church, I feel so blessed to be your Pastor, and I am so glad to be here. Your love and warmth expressed so far have made it so much easier to feel at home. I thank all of you, individually, and I thank all the Ministries and groups. In addition, I thank you all for feeding me with such delicious food.
As I am now in my third month as the Senior Pastor of First Church, I am excited about what God is doing and I am particularly excited about the vision that God has placed in my heart for First Church and in this multicultural, multi ethnic community.
I was heartened to see how the Church provided well over 100 back packs for back to school kids, one of the church’s flagship programs. Each back pack filled with all the essential items a child requires for back to school. The kids are back to school, started college or returned to college. Some young adults are entering the working world for the first time and some have started new positions. I know that you all will join me to pray that God’s protecting hand will be with not only the children and young adults here at this Church but all over the United States and the world. We are grateful to all of you as you continue to be a blessing to others.
There are a number of events that are coming up here at the Church in the next couple of months, and I pray that you will all come out with your family and friends to support these events.
- Charge Conference October 17 – This year it will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Takoma Park.
- United Methodist Men, Annual Crab Feast October 30, 2015, 6.00pm. I understand that the crabs are usually very delicious!
- Watch night Service- December 31, 2015 10.00pm, Preacher, Bishop Violet Fisher.
We all know that some of our members are ill at home, in hospital, at rehab or in a nursing home. Let us continue to pray for all of them individually, with our prayer partner, in our prayer groups, and at the Wednesday Prayer service. Let us as a church family start fasting on Tuesdays and on Wednesdays, come and pray at the “Prayer, Praise and Power Service” in the chapel. Let us pray for the Church, for each other and our world. Prayer changes things. As we continue to change and grow, let us remember these scriptures, Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.
I pray that we grow in the spirit of God as we live out our mission, vision and purpose at First Church, and continue to encourage ‘each one to bring one or more.’ Let us fix our eyes on Jesus as we build God’s kingdom on earth.
Rev. Dr. Yvonne Wallace-Penn
FUMCHY Coming Events
Charge Conference October 17, 2015– This year it will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Takoma Park.
United Methodist Men, Annual Crab Feast October 30, 2015, 6.00pm.
Watch night Service- December 31, 2015 10.00pm, Preacher, Bishop Violet Fisher.
Our Mission: To make disciples of Christ in the multicultural
community by reaching out to all.
To nurture, equip and transform people for Jesus Christ.
To inspire people to be like Jesus Christ.
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