Happy Tuesday Point Hope!
I hope that everyone had an amazing weekend. We serve a great God and the beauty of His creation is all around us. It was wonderful being outside this past weekend and enjoying all the beauty of the SC Lowcountry.
On a serious note, recently the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church ruled on the constitutionality of General Conference 2019. Many of the decisions there were upheld. I was at a meeting with our Bishop and other pastors in the South Carolina conference on Thursday and Bishop Holston read this letter to us.
I hear in this letter that I am to do things that will not create division and continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is what I believe we are doing here at Point Hope. As I said before, my door is always open and if anyone has concerns you are more than welcome to come talk with me.
I would ask that we do all things that create unity at the local church level as the number one thing that Paul speaks to the early church about in the New Testament is unity. I would ask us to be unified in love even if we disagree. Here at Point Hope, we will continue to welcome and love all people as we have done in the past.
On a “real needs” note, we have several students that will not be able to attend camp this summer without a scholarship. The students are seeking to raise approximately $1,500. We have about 12 students going. If you can contribute to this need in any way above your regular pledge, it would mean so much to them and their parents. Several of the students have already applied for need-based scholarships from the camp itself, but we are seeking help from the church for the rest. Please be on the lookout for fundraisers and if you haven’t already purchased some red bags, we sure would love that!
Again, thank you for being the church and worshipping God and loving each other! Praying for Derek and all who will lead worship this Sunday as we travel to see Anna Grace graduate from Auburn.