This week’s Dangling Conversation is a short one as I spent Tuesday, my typical day to work on Dangling, in retreat with our pastoral team at the Abbey of the Genesee. We spent the day together talking about ways to prepare our congregation for, to use our theme from February’s Annual Meeting, what’s around the corner. We also prayed together, asking God to richly bless our community of faith in the coming months. I hope you are joining with us in that prayer!
So, in the interest of time, permit me to list a few items to keep you informed. (I’ll return to my verbose self in next week’s Dangling!)
~Don’t miss this weekend’s worship services as we affirm our Linked with Love partnership with Nzige, Rwanda. Dr. Linda Adams, director of ICCM, is joining us for this special anniversary. Also, during the 9am hour on Sunday, the team that traveled to Nzige in February will be sharing their experience in Parmerter Chapel.
~I announced Sunday at the conclusion of worship that Nat Harrington is our new Interim Director of Youth Ministry at Pearce. You’ll have opportunities to get to know him better in the coming weeks! I think you’ll find him to be a gifted young leader with a deep heart for God and His Church. (Note the photo of a prayer time the volunteer student ministry team had with Nat after church last Sunday. Nat is in the middle of that crowd as people laid hands on him in prayer.)
~Be praying this weekend for Colleen Dick. Colleen, a local ministerial candidate at Pearce, has been tapped by the Genesis Conference to serve as an interim pastor at the Yorkshire Free Methodist Church. For the next couple of months, Colleen will be assuming this role and I’m sure she invites your prayer support for her.
~I appreciated the opportunity, both last Saturday and Sunday, to visit with Mustafa Alhabib, a freshman at Nazareth College. Mustafa, a Muslim from Saudi Arabia, visited our congregation to fulfill an assignment at a religion class he is taking. His wife, a student at RWC, encouraged him to attend Pearce. (She and their young son accompanied Mustafa to the Saturday night service.)
~Thanks to all who brought Jell-O to contribute to our Food Cupboard. We had a great response! Some of the teens built a “Battle of Jell-ico” sculpture with some of the donated boxes!
Okay, so maybe this wasn’t so short! But then, you know me!