Greetings from the 151st session of the North Georgia Annual Conference. This year’s conference is bittersweet because it means the end of my service to you as your associate pastor. The Conference also signifies a new opportunity for me to serve as full-time senior pastor at St. Timothy UMC. This growth in my ministry is made possible through your loving, kind support and encouragement during my time with you at Cascade. I am grateful to all of you for your spirit of discipleship, your awesome praise and worship, and your hearts that are full of love and generosity.
Posted: June 11th, 2017 | Permalink
Last Sunday, we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost: the birthday of “The Church.” Just in case some of you are still wondering, What is “the Church?” I want to reiterate parts of my message. You will fully understand that how we define and perceive “the church” is a crucial component in determining the way we live out our faith. Ponder these questions: Is the church a building? Is it the place where believers gather to worship? Or is the church the people—the believers who follow Christ? If you are having trouble, I invite you to read (or reread) Chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles.
Posted: June 4th, 2017 | Permalink
Psalm 23 has always been a favorite scripture for me. I shared with you on Sunday in hopes that you will experience the Joy and Peace I have, as I remember and receive the promises of God found in this scripture. David paints a powerful and vivid picture of God’s loving kindness and goodness to us on a personal level. In only six verses, the psalmist emphasizes God’s faithfulness and abiding presence in both good and not-so-good times. He assures us that regardless of the circumstances we face in life, our majestic God is willing and able to take care of His people.
Posted: May 7th, 2017 | Permalink
On Monday, we welcomed the month of May with all its beauty and grandeur. Flowers are in full bloom. Birds are chirping. Bees are buzzing. Nature is inviting us to leave our shelters and commune with it. May is a month of blessings for many reasons. One simple reason given is because most blessings begin with the word “may.” “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” One blessing that I would like to add is: May your eyes be opened to see Jesus!
Posted: April 30th, 2017 | Permalink