Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Come, Love, Grow, Share

 From the Pastor's Pen...

February may be the shortest month but it is l-o-n-g on reminders about love.
I think back about decorating paper doilies to give to my elementary school classmates. Do the little kids still do that? I hope so. (Obviously, it’s a memory for me – I hope they’re making the same kind of memories in 2019.)

Frankly, it’s not so stressful as all the cards we send at Christmastime, idea of exchanging gifts and cards of love isn’t just for kids. In fact, and I think you’ll agree, the older we get, and the more we understand about true love – God’s kind of love – the more eager we ought to be to demonstrate our love for others. We should celebrate love every day – not just on February 14! ♥♥♥

Everything God has accomplished for us is summarized in John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”

It’s a complete message to share with someone else, with love. It’s the most important, most lovingly given, “valentine” for Creation. And we shouldn’t minimize the powerful message just because we know it by heart. The world needs to hear it, AND heed it. Their lives depend upon it! (She said with love.)

And here’s our love-filled response: Everything accomplished for God in this world is a partnership, a covenant, between God’s grace and what we do to share God’s love. God enables us. We respond! And that can be in SO MANY WAYS.

There’s no better time than during the month of love to say “I love you” or “I’d love to help you with that” or “Oh, how I’d love to share my blessings with someone else.” You get the idea.

Outreach Ministry Events:

Join us for our committee meetings

2nd  Saturdays at 9 a.m. Contemplative Worship

2nd  & 4th Sundays at 4 p.m. (Rachel Thompson’s home)

Gentle Tai Chi – led by David Hays (at his home) Tuesdays @ 1 p.m.

We’ve been blessed!  Now, let’s BE a blessing!
I’m blessed to be in ministry with you at Pikes Peak UMC! 

Pastor Dea