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XO

Feb 1, 2015   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on XO

I have used these letter symbols for hug “X” and kiss “O” all of my life. My mom taught me about them when I was young and I remember putting them on thank you notes to my Nana for gifts I’d received. A ‘cute’ way to offer a token of my affection rather than Read more >>

YES, I Believe That

Jan 1, 2015   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on YES, I Believe That

YES, I Believe That

“Hope IS here! Love IS here! and Family IS here!”

I cast this phrase as a vision a year ago. We were ending a year of anniversary celebrations that took us back through so much good work and shared ministry and our advent liturgy prompted this phrase week after week and just seemed to reflect who we are as a community moving forward. So, I put it out there with hope that what I felt I saw our community to be would be lived out in the days ahead. Yep! This year, in review, has been blessed with many hopeful, loving and family affirming experiences!

Through the many weddings, funerals, the monthly meetings and special events we have been hopeful, loving and family to one another and to our community. Through our Read more >>

Learning to Wait

Nov 30, 2014   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on Learning to Wait

I am writing to you as I wait in the cell lot at O’Hare. My son, Kyle, is flying from California to visit for my birthday! I’ve been anxiously waiting for this day since Kyle announced his surprise trip to me almost a month ago! We’ve been sharing our mutual excitement about this day over the phone and thru texts every few days as well. It’s awe-full to have to wait for something you’re looking forward to!

Paula is waiting differently today. This article was due last night, but I wanted to Read more >>

Gratitude for Roots and Leaves and Buds in Our Midst

Nov 1, 2014   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on Gratitude for Roots and Leaves and Buds in Our Midst

It’s just a few days before our celebration of All Saints in Sunday worship and I’m filled with gratitude for the saints of Bay View UMC. We are blessed with a strong ministry, a strong giving base and a strength of spirit that continues to grow disciples for Jesus Christ after 126 years together.

My evangelism, worship, missions, memorial, educational thinking cap has opened Read more >>

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