Many changes have happened this year on the south end of Columbus. Our sister church, Washington Avenue UMC officially closed their doors, their pastor Rev. Ernest Starr has assumed the role of volunteer coordinator for New Horizons Prison Ministry at the Chillicothe prison; Rev. Mamie Jenkins, pastor of Clair UMC retired after many years of faithful service and the Rev. Gregory Kendrick Jr. was appointed as their pastor; and Rev. Josh Tissot was appointed as an Associate Pastor at Church 4 All People. God is as work on the south end of Columbus, and I am excited that we are part of his wonderful works!
As we bid winter good bye, and new life springs forward, let’s take time to assess where our spiritual lives are. Perhaps it is time for renewal, maybe it is just time to take a short rest to reflect on how God has blessed you.
Your leadership team is beginning to explore how we can connect to our community in new ways. We have great opportunity to bring new persons into a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- Girl Scouts now meet at our church, with a possibility of Boy Scout coming later.
- Our “Companions In Christ” spiritual formation group is meeting regularly on Sunday Mornings
- Our A/A meetings are in full swing meeting the needs of those recovering from alcoholism.
- One of our members has begun the process of entering the ministry.
- Renovation is in full swing on the Barret Middle School apartments along with new construction of new residences with and occupation targeted for this spring. We need to be prepared and positioned to offer our love and fellowship to the tenants when they move in.
As you can see… God has much for us to do!
Grace and Peace… Pastor Tim