In the book of Hebrews in the New Testament part of the Bible, we read, "And let us consider how to provoke (or motivate) one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day (of Christ’s return) approaching." Hebrews 10:24–25 Logs burn brightly and very hot as they are put together, but, if they are separated from one another, the light and heat quickly goes away. To be the light of the world, as Jesus said his followers would be, we must be together.
 
Christ United Methodist Church exists for the same reasons that every other local church exists: to worship and to serve God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We gather together each Sunday morning for worship, and then, with the light and heat we share with each other through Jesus, we go forth to love our neighbors as we want our neighbors to love us. Along with worship services, we gather together to encourage one another through prayer meetings and Bible studies, fellowship dinners, and group outreach opportunities, such as blessing the elementary school directly across the street from us.
 
Our church, like every other local church, is an outpost of God's presence, God's grace, God's love in a world beset with many problems. We desire to fulfill as individuals, as couples, as families, and as a church Jesus’ command: "So let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16) You are welcome to come and allow Christ United Methodist Church to shine that much more brightly through your presence. With you in God's great grace. 
 
Pastor Gary Eldred