Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Come, Love, Grow, Share

 From the Pastor's Pen...

It has been a whirlwind of a summer. As Pastor Gene and I are getting home from our trip to Iowa it is the 25th of September! Autumn has begun. The aspen are flaunting their color! But wait, the 25th! That means it’s only three months until Christmas!

This newsletter is the start of the “busy” quarter of the year (as if our 115th anniversary celebration wasn’t busy enough) with preparations for several special worship services in October and November, then Advent in December with our ThanksMas dinner and later the combined choir Cantata. Oh, there’s also our annual Charge Conference (YOUR “stockholder meeting”) and Christmas! Merry “what day is it anyway?”

We’ve got planning to do! Not just the things I’ve mentioned, but what we have in our prayers for God’s work among us at and through Pikes Peak UMC for 2020. God’s Word says, in Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God’s got plans. We need to settle in on THOSE. It’s comforting that God has plans for us! To prosper us and to give us hope. Let God’s people say amen!

Seriously, what is on YOUR heart and in YOUR prayers for 2020 at PPUMC? Your Council leadership needs YOUR feedback and then YOUR support for the plans that will be put on next year’s calendar. Our budget needs to be prepared and approved so that we can DO the Work God has placed at 2927 W. Pikes Peak Avenue FOR US. If there’s something you’d like to have considered to be included in the budget and planning, let’s hear it!

What’s YOUR vision for how we can all be in mission to the world, our neighborhood and our Family of Faith? ‘Cause visions need preparation to bring to them to fruition and to pull out all the Glory to God we can! It’s not too soon to help me and PPUMC’s leadership pray about the good things we’d all like to do.

Fret not of turning the calendar pages too quickly. We’re in the MIDDLE of the Season of Pentecost and so I add my prayers to yours that the Holy Spirit continues to guide us in the days ahead. What’s that? The Holy Spirit has nudged YOU with something? Let me hear about it, SOON, ‘cause, as someone I love says a lot, “Time’s a fugiting!” Yep, it’s a word (fugit is Latin meaning “time flies”!)

Be sure to read this next edition of The Lamplighter. Your calendar needs notes on it!

I’m honored to be planning and executing God’s Work with you at Pikes Peak UMC. We’ve been blessed! Now, let’s all BE a blessing!

Pastor Dea