Stephen and Evie and I have been in Auburn for nearly 10 months now, and it’s amazing to me that we’ve been here for almost an entire year. It feels like the time has just flown by—when we first arrived, Evie wasn’t even crawling; now she’s running and climbing and talking and getting into all kinds of mischief! Stephen and I often talk about how fortunate we are to be raising Evie in a church community like this one. One of the best parts about being a church member is the knowledge that you have a whole network of people who are looking out for you and supporting you through life’s ups and downs.
We try to take good care of each other here at Auburn, and we have fabulous people who lead our hospitality ministries and prayer ministries. Pastoral care visits are an important part of my work as well, so if you (or a friend or family member) are ever in the hospital or in need of a visit, just call the church office and let us know! I am always happy to schedule a visit, and we can also put you on the prayer chain or send some meals through our Hospitality Committee.
A few more spring updates:
- Our confirmation class is starting up soon, and letters have been sent out to potential confirmation students! This year’s class will feature a trip to “Confirmation Camp” at Camp Fontanelle—it’s going to be a great time!
- Speaking of camp, it’s time to get your kids (and grandkids) registered for United Methodist summer camps! Information and registration sheets are on the bulletin board; remember that all child/youth members of FUMC will receive a 10% camp scholarship for themselves and one friend. (More financial aid is available; contact the church office for details.)
- Mark your calendars—we will be honoring our high school graduates on Sunday, May 15th.
Have a fantastic week!