Pastor’s Pen – March 10, 2021

As we move through March, there is some much needed good news to share. Each day, more and more people are getting the COVID vaccine. This Sunday we are celebrating an infant baptism at our outdoor worship service on the East Campus, and at the end of the month a couple in our church is getting married! The best news is that we are preparing to celebrate our biggest Sunday, Easter. On April 4th we will be having an outdoor sunrise service at 7:00am on our West Campus, an outdoor 9:30am service on our East Campus, and an online Easter celebration at 10:30am. As Easter people, we are reminded that God is bigger than any of our circumstances! Please invite your family and friends to join us online or in person on Easter Sunday.

As we continue through 2021, we are in need of a few additional people to serve on our church leadership council. We are in need of an additional trustee, an additional finance team member, and a recording secretary. The trustees are responsible for our facilities and work closely with our Business Administrator to make sure our facilities are safe and secure. This will be extremely important as we begin to do more and more inside in May and June. The finance team creates and oversees our annual church budget. This team reviews our monthly financial picture and makes recommendations to our leadership council. Finally, our recording secretary takes minutes of our leadership council meetings and is a non voting member of our leadership council. These are three opportunities to serve at FUMC in 2021. Please prayerfully consider these leadership positions and contact me if interested.

Finally, thank you for your continued support of FUMC. Your tithes, offering, time and talents are appreciated and valued on a daily basis. May God continue to guide us as we share God’s love and grace in the greater Boca community.

In God’s Amazing Grace,

Pastor Marcus

Vision Prayer Focus #7 from Pastor Tom

You are invited to pray this week for our congregation as we gather on Sunday afternoon (September 27) for a Town Hall meeting to receive and respond to a report from the Vision Team about the purpose and vision and core values and strategic initiatives of FUMC-BR over the next several years.  Pray for a significant turnout from all sectors of our church family.  Pray for Pastor Marcus as he presents the report.  Pray for enthusiastic involvement of all in attendance and for guidance from the Holy Spirit as we dream together big dreams about how God would have us go about the work of the kingdom.  Pray a hopeful prayer that several years from now we will be able to look back on this very week as a milestone time in the life of our church and community.

Great and almighty God, save us from small dreams and little prayers.  By the power of your Holy Spirit inspire us as we meet this week to seek your will boldly and without fear.  Bless us with passionate involvement in a spirit of mutual trust.  Fill us with hope for the future.  If what we want for our church is not what you want for your Kingdom, make us aware of that and guide us in the way you would have us go. Challenge us and assure us.  Reveal to us your Kingdom call.  Speak into our hearts and lives.  We are listening.  Amen.