Greetings Hopewell UMC! Every time I read Ecclesiastes 3, the catchy tune from The Byrd’s 1965 hit “Turn! Turn! Turn!” always pops in my head. If you’re not familiar with the song, it pretty much takes the Ecclesiastes 3 text and interprets it into these lyrics. . .
As I sit down to write this, Wren and I find ourselves in a flurry of transition. Currently, we are in the midst of furiously packing up our house, packing for Annual Conference, and perhaps most exciting — packing to go on a cross-cultural trip to the country of Turkey.
At Hopewell UMC, we believe that God has given us an awesome vision: to be a community of hope for a hurting world. But in a world reeling from natural disasters, polarizing opinions, racial tensions, acts of violence, and human devastation, this vision may seem more difficult than ever.
As end our February church-wide sabbath from church administrative meetings, you are invited to use this final devotional to guide your thoughts for the week, or perhaps during a time when you might normally be in one of our church meetings.
As we have a church-wide sabbath from church administrative meetings this month, you are invited to use this devotional to guide your thoughts for the week, or perhaps during a time when you might normally be in one of our church meetings. Take time to reflect on where God is leading you.