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WC-UMC

Walker Chapel UMC

Sanctuary Open for Prayer: Sunday, 9:00 am
Adult Study: Sunday, 9:30 am
Worship: Sunday, 10:30 am
Children's Sunday School: Sunday, 10:45 am

 

 

 

Pastor Lynne shares a message with our young people during Children’s Time on Sunday, June 30. Below: A delightful reception was held in Fellowship Hall to welcome our newest minister and her husband, Herb Grant.

 

From the Pastor’s Desk:

On The Move! Thank you for all the ways you have welcomed me as your new pastor! From the moment I pulled into the driveway of the parsonage, I believed this is exactly where God has called me to be. The SPIRIT is moving among us and that always means God has mighty plans in store for us. Our job is to get ready so that we can hop to it! There’s nothing quite like moving to a new place and starting something new. First, there’s the labor of preparing our hearts to leave behind what has been. For me, this includes praying mightily for God to help me let go of where my mind and heart have been so that I can be ready for next faithful steps. This prayer includes getting my mind around the idea that lots of things will look and be different than they have been. This place of pondering is a reminder that God has always led the faithful to places they have never before been to start something new.

 

Along with the constant praying for God’s divine providence, there’s the planning of steps. “What actually needs to be done so that we actually arrive where God wants us to go?” And most assuredly, there’s the willing of ourselves to get started on the work in front of us. This always requires organizing and sorting! What is it that we need to keep? What simply no longer serves us and needs to be passed on? What about the things that simply no longer work that have been laying around because we have not taken the initiative to throw them away? The active work of discerning what we need to keep and what we need to throw away because it no longer works is a task that often tugs at the heart! The good news is that moving to a new place and starting something new provides a fresh perspective, new energy and hope for the future! For church folk, moving to a new place and starting something new should be something that is second nature to us. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which means a people called, literally called out! From the first days of Jesus’ ministry, the ekklesia was about a group of God’s people focused on God’s mission, on the move, always ready to start something new! From what you are teaching me already, Walker Chapel is ready to be a community of people on the move ready to start something new! Together, I am preparing my heart and mind for all the ways God will lead us toward next faithful steps. As we get to know one another and as we pray mightily, God will show us precisely what we need to do and what it looks like to be the people of Walker Chapel today, focused on God’s mission, on the move! 

 

 

Pastor Lynne