This was written over a week ago, sorry I didn’t get it published before now. Enjoy the read:
If I had to pick a song to do my happy dance to, I would pick the first four lines of ‘I’m so Excited’ and let them loop around in my head. To be honest, I have already done this. I know how wonderful our Lord and Savior is and I want you to know it too.
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it I’m about to lose control and I think I like it I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know… (Pointer Sisters)
Again, it has been another wonderful week here at HUMC. Last Sunday I attended the baptism of Samuel Alexander Stewart Chambers at Beeds Lake. Yes, it was a bit cold, but Samuel was determined to go through with the baptism. His grandfather had been baptized by immersion at Beeds Lake and it meant a lot to Samuel to honor his grandfather in this way. In God’s world nothing happens by coincidence, Samuel planned this with thoughts of tradition and history regarding his own family.
The confirmands were here on Wednesday to run through their parts for Sunday morning and have an understanding of the events of the service. That is exciting. It will be our responsibility to continue to engage these young people, making them feel at home as family of HUMC.
I also got a call this week from one of our members asking for an appointment. (Wow, people actually do that? Call for appointments? Most treat my office like a drop in center. Not complaining, either way works for me.) Well, I met with young man Thursday afternoon. He explained he had been very active in the church over the years, some more than others. He had distanced himself for the last few years and was feeling the need to get involved again. We talked about where he felt he was being called to serve and we came up with a plan. I appreciate it when people are actively involved in the decision of how and where to serve. So often folks sit around and wait to be asked, and often miss some wonderful opportunities if only they would step up and volunteer instead of waiting for the ‘invitation.’ Excuse me, I digress.
I do a happy dance in my head when I see God working through the folks here at HUMC. I will end with the words of the second song I do a happy dance in my head to, because it describes who we are here at HUMC. Here are the first four lines of ‘We are Family’ that I also happy dance to.
We are family I got all my (brothers) sisters with me We are family Get up ev’rybody and sing We are family I got all my (brothers) sisters with me We are family Get up ev’rybody and sing (Sledge Sisters)
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Hampton United Methodist Church
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