As we enter this new year I give thanks to God for continuing good health, for the opportunity to work and use my gifts and especially for the gift of friendship and collaboration with ALL of you, my Bay View UMC family.
A new year gives each of us the opportunity to take a look back, say ‘so-long’ to the challenges of 2016 and to look ahead with expectation for good.
My prayer for each of you is that you take the knowledge of God’s unconditional love and presence always with you. That this community is a place that will always welcome you as Jesus models for us in scripture and that the inspiration of God’s spirit will continue to give us guidance as we go into this new year together!
Happy New Year, Church! I see you! And I look forward to hearing your voices responding: “I am here!”.