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Where the River is Flowing

We just completed End of Year Reports which can feel like an institutional hurdle that takes us away from the real work of ministry, but through this year's reports a theme is emerging - our congregations in the words of Rev. Bill Curington are "going to where the river is flowing." From smaller churches led by part-time local pastors to larger churches with multiple clergy staff, churches across the Central East District are following the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and transforming lives, families, and communities through their selfless acts of love and generosity. Regardless of size or resources, our congregations are stepping into the river of God's grace bringing hope to the hopeless, comfort to the brokenhearted, and relationship to the lonely. Yes, everything has been disrupted and the future is uncertain, but "there is a river whose streams make glad the city of God" and we can go there and dive right in.   
1. ASK THE EXPERTS: Help equip your leadership committees by reviewing these resources and attending "Ask the Experts: Best Practices for Leadership Committees" this Thursday, February 4th from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Event Zoom link.

2. LENTEN RESOURCES: The season of Lent will carry special meaning and challenges this year because of COVID-19. Click here for more planning resources. 

3. END OF YEAR REPORTS: We want to thank you all for submitting your EOY Reports in a timely manner. We especially want to thank and recognize our District Statistician Team for their tireless work. Thank you Rev. Bill Lloyd (team leader), Rev. Soon Nix, Rev. Tyler Jackson, and Rev. Allen Hoskyn!

Did You Know?

Johnson UMC is discovering that COVID cannot cancel care as they shower their community with encouraging notes, prayer, food, and worship. With one step at a time they are going to where the river is flowering and pursuing new beginnings. 
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