I am so proud of this church family. We talk about how church membership means that you are part of a faith family. Well, if “family is a group of people related either by consanguinity or affinity. The purpose of the family is to maintain the well-being of its members and of society.” (Google definition). Then Union Church is a family. I feel so loved and appreciated as I celebrated my birthday last week and the outpouring of cards, prayers, and treats was amazing. I think I put on 50 pounds in a couple of days. But I was more amazed at the way that we care for each other and celebrate when they are celebrating, and we hurt when someone is hurting. God has blessed us in so many ways and being part of this family is one of my blessings.
As we move into the summer months, I want to invite you to still attend worship and continue to grow as a family. Love grows as we experience life together and we deal with the daily challenges together. Union church is such a wonderful and strong family, and we need you to be present and active even in the summer months. We all need vacations to clear our head and to refocus on the things that are important. Remember that faith is always important.
We are always looking for new ideas and new things to do so if you have any ideas, please feel free to contact me at any time. May God bless your summer months and may he fill you with his peace and love.
In Christ love,
Rev. Stephen W. Barch