Dear Wylie United Family,
You have every right to be proud of your Staff Parish Relations Committee. They are seeking candidates to fill the Youth Director and Associate Pastor slots. There are some great prospects and your SPRC is doing a wonderful job under the direction of Jacob Cortez.
The reason the SPRC is working so hard is because Pastor Chuck Church is leaving a tremendous vacancy. Chuck has poured himself into our youth for seven years (since June 2010) and has worked in the role of Associate Pastor for the past year and a half. Under Chuck’s leadership small groups (Lifelines) have been established, the website has improved dramatically (a good website gives a visitor a good first impression) and pastoral visits have been made. A great milestone in his life is coming up at the 2017 Annual Conference. Chuck will be “Commissioned” on Tuesday, June 6th, and it is the intension of the Bishop to appoint Pastor Chuck to Cornerstone UMC. What an impact Chuck Church has made! I personally want to say thank you to him and his family and I know you do to! Chuck’s last Sunday with us will be June 25th. The SPRC is planning a special pot luck luncheon as a sendoff!
Another person, and her family, that has made an impact here at Wylie United is Sandy Heard. She is now the “Connections Pastor” at FUMC, Rockwall, which is connects new members to the life of the church and involves them in ministry and mission. The Heard family has certainly helped us in tremendous ways and we wish them God’s blessings as they move to the church “across the pond” (Lake Ray Hubbard)!
A group that has impacted this church is the 2017 Confirmation Class. This group of 14 made commitments at our altar to support the UMC and WUMC with their prayers, presence, gifts, services and witness. Their names are at the bottom of this eNote so please welcome them in the name of Jesus Christ.
Another group to make an impact for Christ are the children who will be at Vacation Bible School. There will be approximately 320 children and over 100 volunteers at this year’s VBS. Registration is still open for children and volunteers. God might want you to help with this ministry to children. To learn more about Hero Central, this year’s VBS theme, simply click here.
Still another group that is growing and God is impacting their faith is the Pastor’s Bible Study that meets each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Currently we are studying the Apostle Paul’s words to the Ephesians. We meet in room 204. If you want to join the group, you can learn more by clicking here.
Lastly another impact or milestone happened on Sunday, May 7th, at a Church Conference. Our church made the decision (163-Yes, 6-No) to move forward by reducing our debt. With the help of an outside consultant firm a debt reduction campaign will start in the Spring of 2018. This is very exciting news as our church moves forward!
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