Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

06-16-21 Article

The kids plant tomatoes and carrots in their new garden bed at church.  Stay posted as to how things are growing!

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Several of our youth have recently started Conformation Classes, working with their mentors.  Pastor Sandi is still in need of prayer partners to work with the kids during the time of their classes.  

It surely is good to see more people attending church in the sanctuary these days, and see smiling faces.  The kids have changed so much in the past 18 months.

After our in-house and Zoom communion celebration we studied the scripture of 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24, reminding us to be joyful and to give thanks.  For the next few months we will be studying Paul, and all of the stories concerning his life and travels.  Paul showed much wisdom.  During his early time, Paul was responsible for killing Christians.  This all changed, and Paul became very much involved in the church.  His letters and journals date back to the year 0046.  Pastor Sandi showed us on the map some of Paul’s travels to Corinth, Thessalonia, Jerusalem and Rome.  In the 0050’s, Paul planted and built churches.  He built spiritual disciples, people who practice means of Grace.

In our own discipleship we grow in relationship to God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Some of the ways we accomplish this are through prayer, painting, drawing, helping others, communion and even with solitude. Pastor Sandi pointed out some ways that may keep us from this journey including fear, unworthiness, and vulnerability.  Sometimes we get stuck and can’t complete the journey.

Our sincere condolences to Laura Hammond, Jean Murdock and family in the loss of our faithful servant Amos Hammond.  Amos was a long term member and participant in our church, and will be deeply missed.