Dear Church Family & Friends of CCUMC,
What a wonderful blessing to be in worship once again with so many at both of our Contemporary and Traditional services on Christmas Eve!
As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, I remember some of the expectation and apprehension of 1999, as we moved into the new millennium. I expect that most of us old enough remember where we were on the eve of that transition into “Y2K.” I personally remember having a watch night service at the church I was serving, and even performing an adult baptism.
As we look back at the past twenty years, our country and world have faced and experienced many challenges and changes . . . 9/11, economic expansion and
prosperity, financial collapse and the great recession, and now the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, amidst national and global political division and stress.
There are also other continued concerns and uncertainty in our United Methodist Denomination.
I expect too, that this year, and moving into another decade, brings mixed hopes, expectations, and apprehensions to many people for various reasons. Yet the good
news always remains . . . God is with us, Emmanuel! And God will continue to guide us with His light and love.
In thinking of the year ahead, “2020,” perhaps it will be a year of clearer or “perfect” vision, “20/20,” in some ways. One thing we can be sure of, as we follow the light of Jesus Christ in faith, God will lead our way into new and better possibilities still to come and unfold.
Come and join together this month as we join in praise & worship each week, connect in fellowship, grow in study & discussion, and reach out in loving service to others. .
With the love of One, in Christ,