January was a busy month as we continue to use video to stay spiritually connected during this time of social distancing. Prior to the start of the pandemic locally last March, NFUMC had a very minimal online video presence, but we have learned along the way and ended 2020 with 60 videos posted with over 5,700 views! We continue to innovate and are planning to keep a strong online video presence even after we go back to in-person services.
January was also a busy month for your Board of Servants as we completed all the year-end reporting for the District and made the annual appointments to our various working groups, teams, and committees. We have several open positions at this time including an At-Large seat on the Board of Servants which we will fill until the next Charge Conference. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact me before February 20th.
With our plan to re-start in-person services in April, we need to continue repairs and improvements to our facilities. The heating system in The Grove was repaired in January and we plan several church work days to get the space ready for our Easter celebrations.
January was a busy, if not exciting, month full of those tasks necessary to get ready for better times in the near future. We will need everyone to be part of our preparations in February and March through your prayers and service. Easter will have special meaning this year for our church as we witness a rebirth of our in-person ministries as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Yours in Service,
Steve Justice – 2021 NFUMC Board Chair