A Message from pastor Matt
A message from pastor matt
April 24, 2023
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Brunswick UMC Family and Friends,
In recent months, a number of people have returned to our church who seemed to have drifted away in recent years. As I talk to these folks, I find that they have returned for a variety of reasons. Some wanted their children to have an opportunity to learn about God. Some are empty-nesters who are answering a call to serve God in some way through our church. Whatever their motivation, all seem to have felt the Holy Spirit nudging them back into the fold. They felt ready to return.
All this causes me to wonder how many other people are out there who might be feeling that same call from the Spirit? How many people just need a little nudge or a request to get them back into Christ’s holy church? There may be a lot of them.
All this leads to my big ask: Can each one of you think about people you know who have not been around church for a while and reach out to them? Send a card or email. Call. Maybe even knock on their door. Let folks know that we miss them. Tell them how we have re-opened all our ministries and missions after the pandemic closures. Our children’s and youth ministries are taking off. Our food ministries are as vital and productive as ever. Everything is going really well. You even have a new pastor doing things a different way.
As the Apostle Paul tells us in the verse above, we are all ambassadors for Jesus and it is our responsibility to help people find their way into Christ’s church. So, let’s all reach out to some of our lost sheep and invite them to come back. You never know how God is working in a person’s life or where you might fit into the picture.
Blessings to All,