Dear Friends,
I hope you have seen the news of the birth of Wesley Lacefield, son of our youth pastor, Hunter, and his lovely wife Annah Catherine. We’re so thrilled for them and grateful for a healthy delivery!
We’ve experienced a bit of a baby boom around the church this year, staff included! (But not me, that I’m aware of!) I’m grateful for all the signs of new life. While much of the coming months still remains unclear, what is certain is that we have a future here at First United Methodist. We can look forward to baptizing these children, giving them Bibles, confirming them in their faith, and watching as they grow in their walk with Jesus!
Of course, you make that possible through your generosity. We’ve had a great start to our stewardship campaign collecting, in just two weeks, more than half of our normal yearly commitments. Thank you to everyone who has already made a commitment, and for those still considering you can help us reach our goal! Don’t forget that you can download a form online and let us know your commitment, mail it into the church, or drop it off at your convenience. 
As we enter into a time of year where out thoughts naturally turn to gratitude, I hope you consider making your commitment for 2021, so that we continue to provide opportunities for all these children to know how much they are loved by God! 
Grace and Peace,