Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Come, Love, Grow, Share

 From the Pastor's Pen...

Last month I shared with you some encouragement about ferreting out and putting to use your Spiritual Gifts. It’s been exciting to watch hospitality and compassion and praying be shared among our Family of Faith. Did you know that you were using the Gifts? What else can you do with them?
THIS month, we have more opportunities to engage our talents and Spiritual Gifts as we prepare for the Open House celebration of Pikes Peak UMC’s anniversary. We’re going to 115 in September! Praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us who used their Spiritual Gifts to bring us the legacy for our faith that WE have today. I think this is a wonderful opportunity to do the same for the people, of all ages, who will come after US. What legacy will we leave for them?
Teachers for Bible studies? Laity led praying groups? Outreach and mission into the community and the world? Financial stability of our church? A church property that is well cared for?
I’m preparing the sermon messages to bring attention to our priceless sanctuary stained glass windows. The more I read and learn about this particular legacy of PPUMC, the prouder I am about our little church on the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and 30th Street. Invite someone to join us to hear about it, too!
This newsletter includes an article by Gretchen Arnold about the upcoming celebration. She has also prepared a CAN YOU ~ CAN DO list. All of us (YOU) are needed to help prepare and host the celebration on Sunday, September 8. I am praying that you’ll feel the Spirit’s nudge to be proudly involved in this oncein-a-lifetime event. [The sign up CAN DO list is in Gamber Hall. This newsletter also includes a flier for the Legacy 115 event that you can use as an invitation.] There will be a an ALL CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY on Saturday, August 31 starting at 9 a.m. Your help that day will bring a neat and tidy building, sanctuary, and property for the guests we’re invited to our Open House. I hope you can help for a little while that morning.
In the meantime, we’ve got Back-to-School coming fast! On Sunday, August 11 we blessed our kiddos and their backpacks AND our teachers and school administrative staffers.
As summer winds down I look forward to seeing our attendance and offerings grow again, too. We’ve missed our travelers and want to listen to their tales soon. And, frankly, it’ll be good to have as many of us together to bring glory to God in our PPUMC. I’m honored to be in ministry with you.
We’ve been blessed! Now, let’s all BE a blessing!

Pastor Dea