Seaford United Methodist Church
I hope this newsletter finds you doing well.
A lot has happened in the last few months that will profoundly affect the future of all United Methodist Churches. Responses to the February 2019 Special General Conference’s approval of the Traditional Plan (by elected delegates from both the United States and around the world) have ranged from outrage to pleased agreement with the church’s decision. The approved legislative matters that were most contested will be reviewed by the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church later this month. Their ruling will determine what direction our bishops, our annual conferences, our central conferences, and our individual churches will take in the months and years to come. Please note that another General Conference is scheduled for 2020. I urge us all to be faithful to our mission as a church and continue our ministry to the best of our God-given abilities.
Let us not forget that the glorious celebration of Easter Sunday will happen very soon, and with it comes the blessings of hope, joy, peace, and life itself! Recently, we’ve been on a Lenten journey with sisters and brothers from other churches in our local communities, sharing the theme of “Jesus, the Bread of Life.” Every Sunday here in Seaford we gather to remember Christ’s sacrifice for us, his atonement for our sins, and with penitent hearts receive the bread and wine and recognize just how great God’s love is for each and every one of us.
It is my prayer that this Easter Season will bring us many occasions to realize the height, depth, and breath of Christ’s graceful love extended for all humanity.
May God bless you richly, now and always!
With joy, Pastor Steve