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

The Pastor’s Pen

Save the date! Save the date! Save the date! That’s right! We have some very important mission opportunities coming up at FUMC, and I know that you will want to support them!

First, Camp Sonshine will be July 12-16, and this year we will be inviting the children who participated in our Reading for Life program during this last school year. We are sure to have a wonderful time of fun, food, and learning about Jesus. Please consider volunteering in some capacity, and then call Anita Alef, Jill Shaw, or the church office to sign-up!

Next, Christmas in July will be a little different this year. We will have a church-wide dinner on Wednesday July 21 at 6 p.m. There is no cost for the meal, but financial donations to the Christmas store will be accepted. Please give generously! Also, we are taking reservations for this event, so please call the church office to get your name on the list.

July 25 will be our Christmas in July Sunday. If you are new to our community of faith, know that we’ll be singing Christmas hymns during the service. This is a fun way to put focus on both the Incarnation of our Lord as well as the Christmas Store ministry. We will have our normal two worship services at 9 and 11 a.m., so please plan to come and worship our Lord together as a church family.

This month is a month of mission with Camp Sonshine and Christmas in July. And, friends, that’s very appropriate since the Incarnation on that first Christmas was missional in purpose. Jesus came to us with a mission: to love us back to God and save us. The key, I suppose, is making the decision to join this movement of God and be part of His mission.

Thanks be to God that July will help us do just that!