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 enjoyed the service, “I love hearing from the widow’s point of view.”
  • From one who gained understanding, “With the scales of the heart, the woman gave more than those that gave according to the scales of man.”
  • From one who recognized the Pastors hard work, “Thank you pastors for all that you do and help us to know Jesus more each day. God Bless. ✝️”
  • From one who was glad to be invited, “Thanks my dear sister for inviting me again”
  • From one who was happy to be with us online, “Yes, glad that I am able to be with everyone virtually ❤️”
  • From one who heard the message, “Reminds me that I need to learn to not hold on so tightly, but let go so freely.”
  • From one who was moved, “I was able to see, hear and feel the widow. I love the fact that even though we are far apart but still have communion together. Going to the website now.”
  • From one who is part of us from another country, “I have to tell you, your prayer notes always come at just the right time.”
  • From one who appreciated the way we shared about a death in our church family, “Dear Pastors, Beautiful! Thank you for always being there for all of us in the congregation.”

Heard during our Ash Wednesday service:

  • “I would not miss it. I loved getting my box.”
  • When Pastor Manjit prayed in Punjabi, “[I] don’t understand the words but understand the prayer in my heart.”
  • “All is good and up to 12 degrees. Thank you for my package “
  • “Such a beautiful service Thank you, God”
  • “You are such a blessing, Larry, thank you for the service and for joining us in prayer.”
  • “Hello Larry! Thank you for the gift of putting this service together for us tonight.”
  • “I pray for revival for the church, community, and our world.”
  • “May God forgive us all!!!”
  • “It’s great to get to look at God’s Word with you twice in one day!”
  • “Thank You!! God Bless Us All!!❤”
  • “He is Lord!”
  • “Thank you all “
  • “So glad God can use us in all of our broken pieces to bring us together in hope and healing, repentance, and rejoicing.”
  • “What a blessing. Even though I am 2 hours away I felt like I was there in the building.”
  • “What a wonderful feeling to take the ashes and put them on my forehead.”
  • “We are so glad you are looking forward to this discipline (and so am I!) and that God blessed you with the ashes.” (From Pastor Lois)

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.”