Encouragement from Our Pastors

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Encouraging Words from Our People

Some encouraging words heard and seen around our congregation lately:

  • From a member of a community group that we served last year, “You made a difference for me. Do you remember my goal? I just wanted to let you know that after taking the Financial Empowerment class that [the pastors] offered, I followed the advice you gave us, paid off [several bills], and was able to buy a house! Thank you, so much, for all you taught me!”
  • From one who came to service on Facebook Live, “We appreciate you FUMC and we love you grandpa” 
  • From one in our Punjabi congregation, “Pastor Manjit prayed for me and I was healed. Praising God!” 
  • From one in our Bible Studies responding to the weekly challenge, “Challenge accepted!” 
  • From one who loves being part of the church family, “Thanks so much for all that you do. Thank you for your prayers and for caring for us. Weโ€™re truly blessed to be a part of the FUMC family and having you Pastors Lois and Julie as our spiritual leaders. Thank you so very much. God Bless. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ” 
  • From one who came to the first in-person worship, “It was different, but we felt really good about it when we left. Even though it was different, it was the fellowship we needed. We had been concerned, but we felt safer there than when we go grocery shopping at WinCo.
  • From our reopening team, “We were honored to hear from the Annual Conference leadership that we were chosen to be one of the first four churches to open because of our above average skills in administration and the highest level of confidence the Conference had in us.” [Thank you to ALL of our great TEAM that made this possible and continues to work to make it successful!]
  • From one who shared the bishop’s request for prayer at noon Wednesday with family, “I want to praise God! He just gave me the best opportunity to share Him with my family. I just sent them the message that we got from the Bishop about praying the Lordโ€™s Prayer and then sent them the Prayer. They aren’t Christian but everyone so far has sent back a positive response. Praising God!”
  • From one who appreciated the caring call from the church office, “… thanks for the phone message in midst of this health crisis. I was able to view Sunday’s service via live stream. It was very comforting to hear Pastor Julie’s message in the midst of all that’s going on now. Take care of yourself, your family, as well as our church family as a whole. Hope we will be able to get back to normal real soon.”
  • From one who watched the Livestream service, โ€œI was touched by the sermon and it gave me hope while my husband is in the hospital with COVID-19.โ€
  • Heard during a Zoom bible study, โ€œI really appreciated while I was walking a couple from the church gave me words of encouragement.โ€

I am sure you have heard and seen other encouraging things. Perhaps you have even been caught sharing some contagious enthusiasm with others? If you have a quote you think would help us live out Hebrews 3:13, just email it to Pastor Lois at pastorlois@fumcyubacity.com. Encourage on!

 Hebrews 3:13 โ€œBut encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.โ€ 

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