Dear Point Hope Family,

It is hard to believe that I have been with you for exactly one year this Sunday. Thank you all so much for your support, kindness, and encouragement! You have been the hands and feet of Christ to me and to my family and I am so thankful.

As we continue to be Christ’s physical body in the world – as we continue to be God’s Church, it is my prayer that we will keep Jesus at the center of everything we do. It seems so evident in the Holy Scriptures that Christ thought a lot of children and so it makes senses to me that we, as a church, do as well.

Here are three ways you can care for and have cared for children this summer:

First, Point Hope sent 12 students to camp this summer! Based on reports from Sunday School teachers and parents, two of these students experienced tremendous life change at camp, and don’t just know about God but truly have a relationship with Christ after being at camp. This is exciting. Thank you.

Second, please reach out to Evelyn, Tammy or Megan and see what is needed for VBS!

Third, please consider contributing to our collection to send to UMCOR for kids living in camps along our border. This is our opportunity as the church universal to touch these children’s lives. Let’s not miss it. There will be a special basket up front for this collection. Please place your check marked CHILDREN -UMCOR RELIEF in the subject line or loose cash in the basket as you go up for communion on Sunday. Let’s do our part to help these children.

Finally, please pray. Please pray for the children that come to VBS and for children living in camps along our borders. Please pray for all people who work with kids – here at Point Hope or along the border – that they would show them the love of Christ in action! Children so need to see the love of Jesus! I cannot thank our VBS team of leaders and volunteers enough for all they have done and are doing!

Additionally, I am so thankful for each of you and for God’s abiding presence at Point Hope. May we continue to be found faithful and represent Christ well.

Blessings and Peace,

Pastor Elizabeth