A Special Offering for Mooreville UMC
This Sunday, we will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion. In keeping with our tradition, we will be taking a special communion rail offering during that time of worship.
This one is special.
As some of you may be aware, Mooreville United Methodist Church suffered a devastating fire in February. Once the call went out, many members of the small congregation gathered around and watched in horror as their 108 year old sanctuary burned to the ground. Since that time, those who have been following their story have been inspired to hear the stories that speak to the faith and resilience of the people who call this church home.
In fact, the fire has served as a great catalyst for the congregation, bringing them closer together and strengthening their resolve to continue their mission of being the hands and feet of Christ in their community.
At Annual Conference in June, another inspiring part of their story unfolded before the eyes of our delegation, as nearly $200,000 in pledged contributions was raised among the other churches in our annual conference to help Mooreville rebuild. I am pleased to tell you that your delegation from St. Philip’s responded to that call and promised $2,000 toward the effort.
In order to fulfill our commitment, our communion rail offering will be sent to the Mooreville United Methodist Church.
St. Philip’s has always been a congregation known for our generosity and willingness to respond to the needs of the hurting. If you would like to help us fulfill our promise, plan to be in worship this Sunday. As always, you may leave your contribution in the offering basket near the communion rail in the chapel, or on either side of the serving stations in the FLC. It excites me to know that our response this weekend will bring hope in such a tangible way.
It also brings me hope to be reminded of the strength of our connection as United Methodists. In spite of our differences, we remain united in our mission.
As always, I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!