Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

12-30-20 Article

Our BPUMC congregation wishes all of you a wonderful New Year, filled with joy and good health, as we put 2020 in the rear-view mirror!

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Company came for Christmas.  Even though our celebrations were smaller, Jesus was with us all the time as we celebrated his birthday.

Pastor Sandi reflected as we were decorating and waiting and wondering on the threshold for the company of Jesus.  Pastor Sandi read scripture and told that Jesus said he moved around to teach others, and did not need a large house.  He never stayed in one place.  God said it did not matter what the entrance to our home looks like, it’s what is inside that matters.  Jesus moved from place to place, as did Mary and Joseph on their journey.  Pastor Sandi told us that we need to share joy, love, hope and peace in our homes, by inspiration and sharing.  Pastor Sandi asked us what our threshold looks like. Tensions are OK...we need to seek out God’s word.  We have all been given so much.  

Our Zoom church service was filled with Christmas carols, as the kids lit the last advent candle.  The decorated tree reminds us of past Christmases shared at church, with decorations we all brought from our homes.

This past week we celebrated our last church drive-through with hot chocolate, cookies and a nativity.  We have found ways to stay connected, yet apart, and remain safe.

New Years wishes for a much better and healthier 2021!