A Message from the Pastor

 
This weekend I along with Pastor Stephanie and our other lay delegates will be attending the 2017 Virginia United Methodist Annual Conference in Hampton.  This is a very significant time in the life of the church as clergy and lay delegates from all over the conference convene to do the business of our Conference. 

Each year when conference arrives it is a wonderful mix of business and inspiration.  This year will be no different.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Servant Leaders Making a Difference;” guided by the scriptural passage of 1 Peter 4:10: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 

It is such a blessing to be a part of this great conference of the United Methodist Church and to see the amazing things God is doing through our church here in Virginia and around the world.  I pray that God will continue to inspire us to do our part to further the work of His kingdom here in our Western Branch community and united with our sisters and brothers all around the world.

On Sunday we will have one of New Creation’s servant leaders, Rosemary Dorow, share the message at our Praise and Traditional services. Rosemary heads up our 2020 Vision Task Force. She will be introducing the congregation to a new and exciting process called Next Level Innovations (NLI) that our church has been chosen to participate in that will incorporate the work already accomplished by the Task Force and help us identify and implement some innovations that will propel our church into an even greater future of dynamic ministry. You will not want to miss her presentation!

See you Sunday
Randy