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Grace and peace to you!

I write this just a few days before we leave for our Henderson Settlement mission.  By the time this comes to you we will be back or most of the way home.  First, thank you church for your generosity in physical, monetary and spiritual gifts!  This congregation is amazing, I pray we never lose that spark of the Holy Spirit that inspires us to move beyond our own walls, preconceptions, and even biases. Second, I want to challenge you to look around the places where you live, work or go to school.  Where are the needs – this needs to be an objective look, not a judgmental one.  Just because someone is not like you doesn’t mean they are less than.  While we may not be in a position to do a major trip like this every year there are things we can do as a community of faith in the time between major trips. Jesus came not to be served but to serve, let us be his hands, feet, brain, wallet – let us be Jesus’ Body here in the Beach Lake Community and beyond.                        

Jeremiah 29:11-13 Common English Bible (CEB) 

11 I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to 

give you a future filled with hope. 12 When you call me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13 When you search for me, yes, search for me with all your heart, you will find me. 

God has great plans for the Beach Lake community at large and Beach Lake United Methodist Church is part of that work.  We have been blessed to be a blessing. 


   Pastor Barbara