FUMC New Albany | 207 East Bankhead | New Albany, MS 38652 | (662) 534-2206

The Pastor’s Pen

There’s lots of good news to report this week! I’ll lead off with our annual Blessing of the Animals to be held this coming Sunday, October 18, from 3-4 p.m. This will be a drive-thru event, so there’s no need to even get out of your car. Simply drive under the covered drive-thru to have your animals blessed, and be prepared for Fido or Sparkles to really start behaving. Well, maybe. However, I’m sure that the Union County Humane Society has a great need for donations of dog and cat food, cat litter, etc. Yet, the greatest need continues to be monetary donations to help cover vet bills for animals in their foster program. Please be generous!

This Sunday is also Commitment Sunday. Stewardship packets were mailed out last week, so if you didn’t get one, please call the church office. This year we will place our 2021 Commitments in the offering plates at one of the offering stations. You can do this either before or after the service. Please be in prayer about what God is calling you to give this year, and know that those who give generously will also receive generously.

One more thing… Our HVAC air-cleaning system is being installed this week. Using bi-polar ionization technology, our new system will kill viruses, bacteria, mold, and other pathogens. This will surely create a cleaner, safer environment as we continue to get back to normal in the life of the church. I’d like to thank our Church Council, Finance Committee, and Trustees for making this happen.

Great things are happening at FUMC New Albany. Watch the newsletter and social media for some big announcements in the next few weeks!