News From Pastor Alecia’s Study…Occupied by Josh

Hello Friends,

During the month of February we are continuing on in our journey to discover what it means to follow and invite others to follow Jesus Christ. I am excited to hear from many of our leaders on what this particular statement means to them. Even though Alecia is on medical leave, leaders have stepped up, they are listening to God, and then delivering God’s message to us each week, you really do not want to miss out.

Jesus gave what is known today as the Great Commission, which is to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” – (Matthew 28:19–20). Essentially this is where our mission statement comes from; “To follow and invite others to follow Jesus Christ.” Continue reading “News From Pastor Alecia’s Study…Occupied by Josh”

News from Pastor Alecia’s Study

Dear friends,

As you may know, I will be out of the office from January 7th- March 1st on medical leave. During my absence the church is well-covered. Director of Family Ministries, Josh Rath, will serve in the day to day pastoral functions. In addition, Sue Meade, a retired UM pastor, is available. Stephen Ministers are available to listen and serve. Bev Byram-Howe, the church office administrator, is able to handle daily operations. Because we are part of a connectional system as United Methodists, the Iowa City area pastors are open to assisting in whatever ways as needed. Rev. Dr. Jill Sanders will serve as celebrant for communion on February 3. Continue reading “News from Pastor Alecia’s Study”