Wow! Autumn is here! In some ways, we have been waiting for its arrival since August; and, in other ways, we are amazed that October is already here! Even though it continues to be extremely warm, I look forward to the leaves falling as they remind me of my baptism that through dying to myself, I am raised up in Christ. I am a new creation, I am a child of God, I am a co-heir with Christ, I am a disciple of Christ, I am an Ambassador of Christ, I am…My identity, existence and being is in the Great I AM…I am because He Is (Yahweh)! So are you! When it seems everything around us is going in the wrong direction, is falling, is going down, let us remember who raises us up and who gives us our identity…Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
I also love the falling leaves because they reveal many things that have been hidden from view. Just like the scriptures, the more you engage with them, the more you begin to see the hidden things. I encourage you to continue to spend time reading the Word of God in order to grow in understanding and wisdom.
We begin this month with Meet & Greet and will focus on our Grace children in Uganda. Fred and Libby Dearing are unable to join us this month as they will be in Uganda until the first of November. However, please continue to pray for the children, teachers, house mothers and the newly ordained elders. This month, we also celebrate UMW Sunday on October 27th with Charge Conference that afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Loudon UMC.
Please let me know if you have ideas for studies and/or activities that will provide opportunities for us to grow into maturity through “Disciples making Disciples by engaging in Worship…Connect…Grow…Serve/Give…Share.” Take time to answer these questions: What do I need in order to grow into maturity? Where are my weaknesses in living out my faith? And, what ministry ideas has God laid on my heart? As your spiritual leader, it is important for me to know where I can assist, offer encouragement, and guide you in your spiritual journey.
My Brothers and Sisters, may God continue to richly bless each of you, reveal Himself to you and draw you ever closer to Him.
Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Trinity - a Five-Star Church
Sunday School/Small Group 9:45
Choir Rehearsal 10:30
Love in Christ,
October 6 Meet & Greet: Join us for a light meal and learn more about our South Sudan/Grace Project children in Uganda. We are raising money to purchase a computer for our children. Continue to pray for them, their teachers and leaders, and the important work of Fred & Libby Dearing.
Large enough to serve, Small enough to care
My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
United Methodist Church
300 W Second Ave, Lenoir City, TN 37771
We will gather on Sunday, October 27th at 3pm at Loudon UMC for our annual Charge Conference. We encourage all who are able to attend to come and be a part of our new Smoky Mountain District. You will be able to meet and fellowship with other churches in our new district. This year it will be combined with Axley’s Chapel, Bethel, Vonore, Loudon, Martel, Meadow, New Hope, Oakland, Philadelphia, and Pleasant Hill (Roane) United Methodist Churches.