Pastor’s Pen – June 26, 2019

This Sunday we will gather for our next Unified Worship Service. These are great opportunities for all of FUMC to come together for worship and to share a meal/conversation. Please bring your favorite covered dish with enough to share. A special thank you to our Saturday shower ministry (Home) for setting up the tables and Jan Henniger who leads the amazing Hospitality Team. This team with people from both campuses sets up and organizes the food and table decorations.

This week there are 15 children and youth participating at summer camp in Leesburg, Florida. Please keep these students and Wyatt, our Director of Family Ministries, in your prayers.

Finally, words cannot express the service and ministry of Pastor Tom Tift. Tom is a gifted communicator, an avid sports (Braves) fan, and someone who models the teachings of Jesus with his genuine love of people. Tom has been a leader in interfaith ministry and racial reconciliation ministry in Boca Raton. Pastor Tom truly has a pastor’s heart. I encourage you to share notes and cards with Tom this Sunday and generously give to the special love offering in honor of Tom and Jana Tift. The love offering will support a new gardening initiative at our school in Haiti. Please make your check payable to FUMC with “love offering” in the memo line.

See you on Sunday as we worship our amazing God!

Pastor Marcus

Pastor’s Pen – June 19, 2019

Hello Church family,

Welcome to our new weekly Pastor’s Pen. Our hope is to communicate more effectively with the entire congregation on both campuses.

I am excited to announce that the Rev. Kernie Kostrub has been approved by our Leadership Council to serve as our part time preaching and pastoral care pastor for the West Campus. Over the last year he has been actively involved at FUMC by leading prayer groups, participating in the Coral Sunset Initiative and Dinner Church, guest preaching, and participating in ministries/service opportunities like the Men’s Fellowship group, pumpkin patch, and church workdays. Pastor  Kernie will be a great addition to the pastoral team. He will officially begin on July 1st and will be preaching on the west campus beginning on July 7th.

Our weekly Celebrate Recovery worship service will be ending on Tuesday, June 25th. We are thankful for the nearly 12 years of this ministry and the hundreds of lives that have been transformed by the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Our recovery ministry focus will be changing to small groups in the fall. I am thankful that Dyane Bolick will continue to be the volunteer leader for the recovery ministry at FUMC. If you have any questions, please contact Dyane directly.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 25th in the Gathering Place as we celebrate the ministry of CR and look forward to what God has in store for the future of recovery ministry at FUMC.

Finally, we will be celebrating the 22+ year ministry of Pastor Tom on June 30th at the Unified Worship service at 10am in the East Campus Sanctuary. Following worship, we will be able to celebrate with Tom and Jana in the Gathering Place. A special love offering supporting a gardening initiative at our school in Haiti is being collected. There is more information on this special offering in this weekly email. Please plan to join us on this special Sunday to celebrate Pastor Tom and Jana.

In God’s Amazing Grace,

Pastor Marcus