From the Pastor A Word
July 1, 2021
Hello Church Family,
When I first walked into Vernon UMC, I was greeted by a wonderful group of caring people. The love for outreach and community is easy to spot. I am looking forward to doing ministry along side all of you. I am excited to be joining VUMC as we journey into a new season. The last 15 months have been very difficult and the world has experienced a lot of change. God can use each one of those changes, hardships and celebrations to strengthen us. I have been praying for all of you and want to get to know each of you. I know the Holy Spirit will guide us as we do Kingdom work, together.
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.