Hello all,

What a wonderful, awesome Hopefest weekend it was.  The music was incredible!  Of course I’m partial to MUMC’s praise team but Mark Schultz and the other musicians were inspiring as well.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it happen.

Two dates for you to put on your calendars.  The Annual Charge Conference has been scheduled, facilitated by the District Superintendent, Jim McPhee for Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.  The Staff Parish team will meet with him at 6 p.m.  The Charge Conference will include worship and conversation about where the church is and where it is going.

The second date is Monday evening, October 3 at 7 p.m. Would you like to carpool to Salisbury, Massachusetts, leaving early enough to get a seafood dinner since we’ll be near the shore?  It is an evening with the Bishop on the District so if you did not have the opportunity to talk with him or ask him about United Methodist concerns, this is the place to be.  Please let me know if you’d like to join in.

I hope you have a marvelous weekend.  See you Sunday.

Grace and peace,