“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10 – the Message)
I am writing this the week after a wonderful spaghetti dinner that was incredibly busy with guests, well supported by the congregation, fun and very helpful to the church and ministry of MUM. God provides what we need and gives to us a life that is abundant, full, and alive! I want to say thank you to Karen Marci who organized the event and got us all together! I want to thank everyone who donated time and talent, and to all who came. It looks like the event brought in around $7,500 to help the ministry there a MUM! WOW!
As I look over the month of October there are many exciting opportunities to grow in our faith and “Make the World a Better Place” (our Stewardship theme this year; more to come on that later). As I see the great things coming, I think of Jesus’ words above. So often we think that God’s job is to just help us survive. Or we think that God’s job is just to bring us comfort when we are stressed or troubled. But God created us for much more than that! God created us for a life that is FULL to overflowing! Fullof “abundance” (in the familiar language of this quote). God created us to receive and share an overflowing life of love and gratitude that continues throughout each moment of our walk through this world! It grows and continues beyond this world forever… more… better life… better than we can ever dream of! So as Christians, life is always full of anticipation for the blessings God will bring to us and through us each and every day.
Please take some time to look through these pages and become involved in what’s going on at MUM! Let’s open ourselves to the life God is giving and let it grow and flow through us. Let us remember that in all times and in all places; God is good! Life is good! May all God’s children say, “Amen!”