September 2018 photo

September 2018 Connection

September 2018 photo
What’s New? Another colorful fall season is newly upon us in the great state of Michigan! The summer was a hot one this year, but now it is time to turn the page to a new chapter. Our children are returning to school, and some will attend school for the first time. Many will open the door to new classes and new teachers. Educators will return to teach new classes and new students, enlighten minds and touch hearts. All will be new again for many in September.
Dedicated and loving teachers who return with renewed energy, excitement, and vision will once again offer Sunday school classes for all ages. The music program, under the capable leadership of Lee Pelton, Gary Brandt, and Nancy Petrie will move into full gear to lead us in vibrant and dynamic worship….the way it needs to be to attract new families with young children and youth.
 
Beginning this fall, Grand Blanc UMC will have its very first seminary intern who will be leading small groups in faith development and pastoral visitation. His name is Eric Carlson. Eric will begin his internship in September. There is more good news to share with you. I am happy to report that our Vision Team has finalized our Church Vision. This new vision will be shared on Rally Sunday, September 9 at both worship services. Your Vision Team has spent considerable time and energy praying over the process of developing a vision that fits with the needs and future of this beloved congregation. Be ready to participate in bringing this new vision into fullness and life within our church pews and the Grand Blanc community. Join us on Rally Sunday and experience a new and joyful spirit in our worship…in our witnessing, and in our educational efforts to raise up new disciples for the cause of Christ in the world.
 
This is our chance to grow in awareness of God’s claim and call on this congregation, to see with new eyes, to love with a new heart, and to hope with a new vision.
 
Blessings,
Julius E. Del Pino, Pastor
 
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