Summer is just around the corner and we are inviting all children pre-k (3 year old's) to 5th grade to join us on this journey as we explore everything from the depths of the oceans to the expanse of outer space and our weather in between. Along with that enjoy Christmas in July along with Animals one week and the start of the Olympics the following week. It will be great fun for kids
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The Bee Gees song ‘Staying Alive’ has a tempo of 103 beats per minute, which is close enough to the recommended 100 compressions a minute needed to perform CPR. Doing CPR to “Stayin’ Alive” is just that... it’s just about “stayin’ alive” until more can be done for the person to become healthy once again/healthier. More is needed.
I see a Metaphor for the church...is the church just “stayin’ alive” or what can be done expansively, building the body into a community that is THRIVING, a community that is healthy, muscular, active. God reminds us through these two scriptures below that we have the potential for life-affecting change, not only for CHUMC, but also for the community we live and work in.
This Weeks message:
Sunday, May 15, 2021, at 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM In-Person Service inside with our newly remodeled Alter and Chancellery area
11:00 AM service will we be streaming live through our
My Dear CHUMC Friends,
2 May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 3 I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers. 4 I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. 5 I’m glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time you first believed it until now. – Philippians 1:2-5
I am writing this morning with a heart full of gratitude and grief as I share the news of a lead pastor change for Colonial Hills UMC. Full participation in the United Methodist Church carries with it the bittersweet gift of pastoral itinerancy. “Itinerancy” refers specifically to the commitment by pastors to go and serve wherever their bishops send them. Full participation in the UMC also carries with it the companionship of the Holy Spirit. And with those all-inclusive gifts in mind our Bishop and Cabinet of the Rio Texas Conference have asked that I serve Canyon Lake United Methodist Church beginning July 1, 2021. Here am I Lord…
I know this news comes as a surprise, but it also carries with it the hope of new life in Christ for both Colonial Hills and Canyon Lake UMC’s. When congregations worship and pray, plan and play together as we have over the last four years it can be a unique challenge to lean into God’s bigger plans for the Kingdom. May I encourage us to lean into these next several months together? We will need the relational support and caring of one another because it strengthens us all in the moment and for the spiritual journey to come. Above all, relational support is important as we “prepare the soil” for the Lead Pastor being sent to continue the long line of faithful service to Colonial Hills UMC.
The Leadership Council will be in consultation with the District Superintendent in the next few days regarding the appointment process of your next pastor for the congregation. For the moments in between it is important that we each spend daily time in prayer and thanksgiving for God’s Spirit moving among us and in and through the appointment process. We will also be doing a lot more of that worship and prayer, planning and play I mentioned above as we learn about the specific future in days to come. But for now, let us choose to be grateful for the gift of life and ministry together, and live in the spirit of hope-filled celebration for all that God has in store for each of us.
19 My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus. 20 Let glory be given to God our Father forever and always. Amen. – Philippians 4:19-20
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Polly Angle