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

The Pastor’s Pen

Well, we’re at the goal line on the new Education Building. Nice football metaphor, right? We are down to getting our fire alarm system working just right, and then we will be given our certificate of occupancy.

While this is in process, we have been given permission to use the building on Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings, and also for Mother’s Day Out. Over the next few weeks I anticipate that some of our adult Sunday School classes will begin relocating to the Education Building. Our children’s classes will also begin to enjoy the new facility. We are only just beginning to learn what a great ministry tool with which we have been blessed.

Yet I want to offer some advice. It’s actually a beatitude of sorts: “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape!”

Any time there is change—even positive change—there will be stress. We will have to move things. We will have difficulty finding our stuff. We will walk down the wrong hall and into the wrong room for a while. We will have to relearn old routines. But if we are flexible, and if we don’t get too uptight, then we will make the transition to ministry in our beautiful new building much easier.

Please join me in prayer for the children’s and adult classes that will be on the move these next few weeks. I am so excited about what God is doing in our church!

One of the ways I see God moving is the increase in Wednesday night dinner reservations.  I am so delighted by this because I know that Christians eating and fellowshipping with one another is very healthy spiritually.  Please consider joining your church family at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights for a great meal prepared by our very own Amy Whiteside.

If you don’t have a choir or a study you are participating in already, then consider joining my Bible study. We will meet in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m., but my class will relocate to the chapel once the new furnishings are in place.  It is a Bible study with no preparation needed. Just show up for a time of prayer and study!

FUMC is vibrant and growing. We are in a time of great blessing as a community of faith. God is good!