Encouragement from Our Pastors

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Encouraging Words from Our People

Some encouraging words heard and seen around our congregation lately:

  • From one who shares our social media, “We are always surprised how wide the reach of the church is to our extended family and friends when we share some of the church’s social media. Who would have thought it could be that easy?!?”
  • From one who attended our Traditional service, “I love Sunday evening here as it always makes Monday morning great!”
  • From one who was gained insight, “Amazing and powerful statement made. She said, ‘IF I can touch the hem of His garment I will be healed,’ she didn’t say I might be healed if I touch his garment. She had faith even before the act not after.”
  • Heard during service, “Faith is an act of the heart as is giving.”
  • From one who was tearful, “The doxology always makes me tear up. I’ve sung it my whole life and it brings such special memories!”
  • Heard during service, “He touches [our lives] all the time, but sometimes we don’t recognize it.”
  • From one who attended, “Timing is everything! This message has great timing for me. Thank you.”
  • From one who heard the message, “It means that God has been walking and even carrying me through the hard times.”
  • Heard after service, “Feeling fulfilled! Goodnight all!
  • From one joining the conversation, “Our first song heard in God’s house is very meaningful. Mine was Voice of Truth.”
  • From one who loved being able to worship with everyone online, “I love being here with God and my church family.”
  • From one who was sharing the love, “God’s special blessings to all of you this beautiful morning!”
  • From one who was enjoying the Worship Team’s performance, “So great to hear and see the singing!”
  • From one who was excited to be in service, “Good morning! Started the day off with a bike ride along the after bay-It’s a glorious Sunday. How blessed are we?”
  • From one of our remote worshippers willing to help with online ministry, “Thank you for keeping us involved through this group. Please stay safe and take care. In the mean time I will support the church through prayers and other ways behind the scene.”
  • From one who is new to our congregation, “In the past 8 months, my family and I have been tremendously blessed by your personal and church’s general outreach programs.”
  • From one who is thankful for our virtual worship services, “We are especially blessed to attend the virtual services whenever we can.”
  • From one who is appreciative, “FUMCYC has the most comprehensive and thoughtful social media presentation/virtual/distance programs. FUMCYC has effectively engaged people who are unable to physically attend the church.”
  • From one who is grateful for all the hard work our staff puts in, “We appreciate everything the church and staff has been doing for the congregation. Your social media presence is quite well. Great job to the team!”
  • From one who has been here most of his long life, “Pastor, your sermon today was in your top 10 best, maybe top 5. You truly did Reach Out and Touch Somebody, including me. Made me want to do a better job of reaching people- real people in my life everyday.” [Ahhh, thank you. Grateful God used it.] “Yes, he did. He uses his Messenger well.” [Thank you for the encouragement.]
  • Heard after service, “”Thank you for being courageous [and sharing your vulnerability in your testimony.]”
  • From one who was blessed by the pastors, “Thank you so much for your kindness, and caring. I really enjoyed our phone conversation, and thank you very much for all the loving things you do.”
  • From one who watched service, “My mom always sang ‘They will Know We are Christians by Our Love’ whenever we kids would fight!”
  • From one who attended service, “Thank you for your service!”
  • From one who leans on Him, “I can’t do anything without God. Please show us God what you are calling and anointing us to do.”
  • Heard during service, “Yes!! He (GOD) always shows up. Helps us do the impossible!”
  • From one seeing the bright side of things, “A positive note to having to be online is that I can watch from miles away!”
  • From one appreciating all the hard work put into the wall during Lent, “Our Creative Team is amazing. Thank you All! Thank you Team for building the wall!!”
  • From one who loves the reach our congregation is making with our online services, “I love how they are all still “gathered” to do this. Very Special! – Gathering as God’s people across the miles!”
  • From one who is grateful for the support, “Thank you pastors for always being there for us . ✝️✝️”
  • From one who is thankful to be online with us, “So glad to be praising God with all of you.”
  • From one who was reminded why they love our church, “This Worship Team song was sung on one of my first visits to FUMC. Always reminds me of the warmth of the welcoming vibes I was feeling.”

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 “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”